My jet setting essentials

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There are few things I love more in this world than summer travel, which is why I take packing for my trips super seriously. In the lead up to a trip, I always get into a panic that I’m going to forget something. But as long as I remember to pack the essentials, I can live without things like that extra bikini.

That’s where Australia Post’s Travel Essentials products come in. They’ve got jet setters like us covered with Travel Insurance, Foreign Cash, Multi-Currency Travel Cards, a Prepaid TravelSIM and their super handy Mail Hold service, all in the one place.

Over the years, I’ve used most of Australia Post’s Travel Essential products, but it’s their Prepaid TravelSIM that holds a special place in my heart. As a travel blogger, I am obsessed with posting to my social channels and totally freak out when I don’t have access to Wi-Fi on my mobile. While I have a mobile plan that includes global roaming for $5 extra per day, it doesn’t cover every country. Last year I flew to Singapore to review an epic cruise ship and to do an Instagram takeover for the company. I checked that Singapore was covered in my global roaming plan and thought I was good to go. But a day into our cruise we crossed over into Malaysian waters (rookie error, I know), which was not included in my mobile plan. Having already made a commitment to a certain amount of live Instagram posts per day, I had to foot the crazy international data costs.

Not keen to spend my duty-free shopping money on a mobile bill again, I made sure I did my research before my next trip. So now I pack an Australia Post Prepaid TravelSIM on every trip – that way I can call, text and Instagram to my hearts content while I’m travelling.

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As the founder of THIS ISLAND LIFE, Laura is an expert on all things summer. When she's not at home in Sydney, she's chasing the warm-weather to exotic destinations across the globe.

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