Train travel is something that, since starting university back in 2016, I’ve been doing A LOT of. As I study away from home, I often travel back to my home city whenever I can. And when I do I always take the train. I was on my way back to university from visiting home the other week and I thought that it might be interesting to do a little what’s in my bag style post. But, with my essentials for train travel instead.
I’m such a sucker for a good ‘what’s in my bag’ post and always seem to find myself watching them on YouTube. Surely I can’t be alone in finding it entertaining to see what other people carry in their bags?? So I’ve put together a list of what you’ll usually find me carrying in my bag when I travel!
Magazine or Book
I always bring a magazine and a book with me on a train because my journey back home from university is over 3 hours long so there’s plenty of reading time! My go-to magazine is definitely Vogue – I’ve been a fan for a years and have been buying it monthly for at least a year now. As for a book, I’ve currently just started reading The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time so I obviously had to feature that in this post!
I’m one of those people that brings sunglasses with them at all times. I will never understand the people that think it’s weird to wear sunglasses when it’s cold outside… it can be cold and still bright at the same time!! They aren’t exactly a train essential but they could be when you get off the train. My train journey home is half way across the UK so the weather could be completely different when I get on compared to when I get off. The last thing I want is to step off the train and be blinded by the sun.
This is something that I carry with me absolutely everywhere that I go – especially when I travel to and from London for the day just because I’m around a lot of people. When you’re a student you’re constantly around so many other students so a hand sanitizer is an absolute must have for me.
This isn’t just a train essential for me, it’s a general life essential. I’m such a huge music lover so headphones are something that I bring everywhere with me. I’ll usually travel with my big Sennheiser headphones as I can wear them comfortably for hours. But I’ll opt for my earphones for everyday use.
What are some of your train essentials?
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