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Brits' travel essentials ~ teabags & slippers!
Monday, 17th November 2008
Source : TripAdvisor
This recent sSurvey reveals travellers' home comforts and most-missed foods -

The luggage-contents of this year's "I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!" contenders' remains to be seen - but teabags and slippers are a good bet, reveals new research by TripAdvisor(R), in a survey of the home comforts and foods that Brits miss the most when travelling abroad.

Creature comforts: travel "essentials"

"Home sweet home" may be miles away - but a quality cuppa is guaranteed for the 36% of Brits who bring teabags on their travels, reveals the TripAdvisor survey. Meanwhile, 12% bring biscuits with them, ensuring the perfect dunk.

One quarter of Brits (25%) pack their slippers, a sentimental 30% travel with photos of loved ones - and 12% ensure they're never caught short, bringing toilet paper on their travels.

Meanwhile, sweet dreams are in store for the 8% who pack a teddy-bear, 6% who travel with scented candles and 3% who bring their own bed linen.

Best of british: top 10 foods that travellers miss

However tasty holiday cuisine may be, nothing beats a roast dinner, according to 31% of British travellers.

The Sunday classic claims pole position in the TripAdvisor list of travellers' ten most-missed foods, which also includes cheddar cheese (22%) and Marmite (9%) - which 8% of the nation reveal they never travel without.

Travellers' Most-Missed Foods:

1. Sunday roasts 31%
2. Cheddar cheese 22%
3. Fish and chips 16%
4. Marmite 9%
5. Fry-ups 6%
6. Sausage and mash 5%
7. Baked beans 4%
8. Pork pies 3%
9. Cornish pasties 2%
10. Bubble and squeak 2%

"The kitchen sink may stay firmly at home, but Brits' travel essentials extend way beyond a toothbrush and passport," says Luke Fredberg, TripAdvisor spokesperson. "A few home comforts can make all the difference to a trip abroad - but if you want to avoid excess baggage fees, it's worth asking yourself just how crucial they really are."
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