Despite being your first time to travel or you are an experienced traveler, a list of what you need during your trip or vacation is always significant. It may sound a little bit boring, but a comprehensive and well-thought-out list can save you a tonne of stress and make your trip much more enjoyable.
Whenever you are making your list; ensure to separate your needs from wants you should also check your luggage limitations. Below are some of the essential items to give you a head start when planning your next trip.
First Aid Kit
Ok, it might be a little confusing to start thinking about what kind of medicines exactly you ought to include in you your first aid kit. Taking into account where you are traveling should provide a little insight on what pills to carry e.g., flying in high altitude areas could cause headaches, therefore, painkillers need be in your first aid kit.
In addition, should you be suffering from any allergies ensure that you include their remedies in your first aid kit. You should also keep in mind that when traveling to different country rules on buying medicines over the counter maybe stricter, therefore, ensure that you replenish your stock from home before traveling.
Travel Documents and their Copies
Before leaving ensure that you either have a copy of your passport either in hardcopy hidden within your suitcase or a softcopy saved in your laptop or phone. You can be a victim of purse snatching, pickpockets or even lose your travel documents while in a faraway country from home.
Having a backup of sorts could come in handy should any of the above incidences happen to you during your travel.
Should you need to carry your own personal effects such as creams, pastes, gels, and aerosols, pack them in your toiletry bag. Ensure that the bag is light and compliant with rules such as being in clear containers no more than 100ml.
Some of the essentials in your toiletry bag are toothpaste, toothbrush, mouthwash, deodorant, comb or hairbrush, sunscreen and face lotion.
Credit Cards and Contact Information
Should you opt against carrying liquid cash, ensure you have your relevant credits cards with you in your wallet. A more crucial reminder is to ensure that you also note down the cards’ service numbers in case you lose your wallet. This will help freeze transactions from your account preventing further losses.