Whether you are a rookie or a veteran traveler, the proper planning and packing of appropriate items for your trip will go a long way. Being well prepared with all your travel necessities will save you precious vacation time at your destination and also reduce stress. So, let’s take a look at a brief list of must-haves for your next vacation –
Hotels usually provide the basics like soap, shampoo and hand wash. However, travelers with sensitive skin need to make sure they carry their regular face wash as that will not necessarily be available for purchase at your travel destination. A good sunscreen is also very important as you will be spending a lot of time outdoors.
Other than that, some laundry detergent, shaving kits, nail clippers, facial wipes and deodorants always come handy. Carry a good mosquito repellant when visiting places that are prone to mosquitoes like tropical areas or forests.
Clothing Depending on the Weather
In some areas of the world the weather changes drastically every day. After getting to your vacation spot you don’t want weather conditions like rain, snow or heat to become obstacles in enjoying your trip. Make it a point to pack lightweight jackets or sweaters even if it is a warm location.
Another option is to carry some extra-long sleeve shirts/t-shirts that are light and suitable for layering. For destinations that get a lot of rain, an umbrella, rain jacket or windbreaker is very important. Carry a good pair of sunglasses and hat for touring outdoor locales in the summer. Pack sufficient number of clothes depending on the length of your stay and number of stops. However, try not to over pack.
Cell Phone Accessories, Charger, Adapter
When travelling to a new place, carrying your cell phone and all its accessories in good, working condition is a must. The wall electric sockets vary from place to place and hence, your cellphone charger may not be suitable for use everywhere.
Make sure you carry a proper charger and an adapter suitable to the country that you are travelling to. For photography enthusiasts, camera accessories like lens, memory cards, etc. are also important.
As you will be doing a lot more walking when on vacation, pack some comfortable walking shoes, such as Teiks. Make sure you buy the shoes a few weeks before your travel dates and practice walking around in them, so they are already broken in. Rain boots or water proof sandals will be necessary for places that get a lot of rain.
Prescription Medications with Proper Labeling
Last but surely not the least! Do not forget any of your prescription medications. The last thing you want is to be running around at a new place trying to find a doctor or pharmacy to give you a medicine that you absolutely need.
Also make sure the medicines are in the original packaging or bottles with all the prescription information on it. This comes in handy during TSA checks.