There are plenty of little extras that seem random but could well become your can’t-leave-without. Your own spork is one such thing, for making street food a (somewhat) less messy experience and reducing your throwaway plastic, too.
A collapsible coffee cup is a low-weight and sustainable lifesaver to take a cup out with you from your hotel, or pick up an artisan latte when you’d rather be exploring than sitting, and a foldaway backpack is handy for carrying your day-to-day essentials when you’ve stuffed your main rucksack with all your carry-on items. And, for women, always bring a light scarf. It’s sun protection and warmth, a cover-up in a place of worship, a travel pillow and blanket in one – and looks pretty great, too.