Comments on: 8 Essentials for Any Trip Through Europe Ranked Top 100 Travel Blog Lifecruiser. Travel information & photos. Europe, North & South America. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 09:44:35 +0000 hourly 1 By: Katie Martin Katie Martin Sun, 01 Apr 2012 20:08:54 +0000 I’ve wanted to go backpacking so many times but haven’t yet; this blog just made me want to jump up and get on with it. These are really good tips and explanations about what to bring along. Although some of them are obvious, others are very smart and I’m sure I would not have thought to take them. Silly as it might sound, I probably would have overlooked a first aid kit, but bringing a small one sounds like such a good idea. And Ziploc bags could seem superfluous, but they have so many uses and take up virtually no space or weight. Another thing that I think would be a good item to have would be a plug adapter, since Europe is very well known for having plugs that are not the same as American outlets.