Things You Can’t Leave Home Without When Traveling

Whether you’re beginning on a 24 hours business trip or a weeklong vacation, you need a smooth, fun trip. An efficient travel plan requires imagination as well as the organization. To reach your destination relaxed, rested, and with your belongings intact, don’t these handy travel accessories when leaving your home:

 

PEN & PAPER

 

Quite simple, yet quite easy to forget. A simple old-fashioned notebook and pen are convenient to travel necessities. You do not have to be that one standing in line for a pen at the customs booth or have to ask your fellow travelers at the time of filling the landing card. Having a tiny notebook to jot down a phone number quickly, address or a helpful bit of information makes life pretty easier, mainly when your phone is dead or taking long to respond!

PACKING CUBES

Packing cubes easily compress clothing and enable you to carry more in a small space. The fabric cubes preserve garments from folds, and those with mesh make it clear to see the contents. Use them for socks, undergarments, summer tops, accessories, and more.

COMPACT TOILETRY BAG

Stop packing personal things into zippered bags that easily split and puncture. A small toiletry bag is more durable than a sandwich bag and far smarter, and the zippered closure stops accidental spills in transit that may ruin freshly packed clothes. Grab a TSA-approved, quart-size, clear travel bag to reduce airline fuss.

ELASTIC LACES

If you travel in relaxed sneakers, save valuable time in TSA security lines by using elastic laces. Wide ranges of brands use a plastic enclosure at the tongue that secures laces in place, and shoes slip comfortably on and off without untying and tying. Travelers standing back you in line will appreciate you.

NOISE-CANCELING HEADPHONES

Even when you’re tired, conditions aren’t always perfect for sleep. Manage sound problems by spending on top-of-the-line headphones with premium sound-preventing features.  Bose,  Sony, among other different businesses, make Bluetooth and wired versions. If you don’t want total silence, less costly earbuds block lower background noise levels—pair headphones with a great set of earplugs for supreme quiet.

COMPRESSION SOCKS

For long flights and drives, compression socks sure you appear at your destination with fresh legs. These socks improve lower leg circulation, minimize swelling, and the chances of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Even among compression socks, occasional standing is essential on long trips. Moving and stretching retains the blood flowing.

HIGH-SPEED CAR CHARGER

Stop fighting over the power socket while you’re on the road. With a multiport car charger, you can Charge multiple accessories. Universal USB and different multiport chargers can treat up to five devices at a time. Charge your laptop, your son’s MP3 player, and your daughter’s iPad all at the same time.

HEAD TORCH

Easy to forget about, particularly when you’re preparing for a city break rather than a camping expedition, but amazingly handy for any trip. Unexpected power cut? You are distributed. Flash the light into a filled water bottle to form a temporary lamp. Are you trying to read a book after lights out or find out things in your bag? Attach your head torch on, and your fellow roommates will thank you.

Syracuse, Italy Travel Guide

Syracuse embodies the eternal beauty of Sicily more than any other city. The ruins of ancient Greece extend beyond lush citrus groves, café tables spread out over dazzling baroque squares, and honey-colored medieval streets lead to the sparkling blue sea. It’s hard to imagine now, but at its peak, it was the largest city in ancient times, even larger than Corinth and Athens. If you are travelling to Syracuse for business or for a much needed rest as recommended by your trusted counsellor, here are the top must-see attractions in Syracuse, Italy.

Parco Archeologico della Neapolis

For the classic, the real attraction of Syracuse is this archaeological park, in which the Teatro Greco is located. Built in the fifth century BC and reconstructed in the third century AD, the 16,000 seater amphitheater staged the Aeschylus’ last tragedies which were performed here for the first time in his presence. From the beginning of May to the beginning of July it comes to life with a yearly season of classical theater. Next to the theater is the peculiar Latomia del Paradiso, a deep and steep limestone quarry from which the stone of the ancient city was extracted. It is littered with catacombs and full of magnolias and citrus trees. 

Piazza del Duomo

The splendid Syracuse square is a masterpiece of baroque urbanism. A long rectangular plaza, flanked by extravagant palaces, stands on the ancient Acropolis of Syracuse. Only a few vestiges of the original Greek building are preserved. However, if you look along the side of the cathedral, you will see a series of thick Doric columns integrated into the structure of the cathedral. North of the cathedral is the town hall of Syracuse in the Palazzo Municipale. It was built by the Spanish Juan Vermexio in 1629. In the left corner of the ledge, the architect’s signature is carved in stone. Across from the cathedral are the Alagonian Library, the opulent seventeenth-century Palazzo Arcivescovile, and some rare thirteenth-century manuscripts.

Duomo

Erected on a 5th century Greek temple skeleton, the Syracuse Cathedral from the 7th century became a cathedral when the island was evangelized by Saint Paul. The most striking feature is the facade with baroque columns that Andrea Palma added after the 1693 earthquake. A Virgin Mary statue crowns the roof in the same place where an Athena golden statue once served as the lighthouse to the Greek sailors who returned home. The original temple was famous throughout the Mediterranean, thanks in large part to Cicero, who visited the island in the 1st century BC. 

Teatro Greco

The highlight of the archaeological zone of Neapolis is the Teatro Greco, a masterpiece of elegant architecture that can accommodate about 16,000 people. The amphitheater carved out of the rocky slope was built in the 5th century BC, reconstructed in the 3rd century. They impressively staged the works of Euripides, Sophocles, and the Aeschylus last tragedies, including Prometheus Unleashed, Prometheus in Chains, and the Persians.