Some of you are lucky enough to enjoy the wonders of travelling during a difficult 2020. For a lot of us, dreams of travel destinations are just that; dreams. We have to wait until things have calmed down before setting off on our travels. That doesn’t mean you can’t travel locally, so there are still some delights to find!
If you’ve made some travel arrangements for the near or distant future, it helps to start preparing as soon as possible. Obviously, the main worry is what you need to bring on your travels. I can’t pack your bags for you, but I can list some essentials you shouldn’t leave home without!
Some type of sun protection is a must if you are travelling to hot countries. Typically, this will include a few bottles of sunscreen and after-sun lotion. But, don’t forget other important accessories – like hats and sunglasses. You can find sites like www.eyeglasses.com that sell loads of different and stylish sunglasses. Likewise, you’ll find hats on pretty much every fashion website around. Stay protected at all times – the sun can be a killer.
Chargers & travel adapters
Never ever forget your chargers when you travel. We have so much reliance on modern technology throughout every stage of the travelling process. We need our phones to help us find the route to the airport, buy train tickets, and order taxis. We need tablets/laptops to do work or keep us entertained during flights or long journey. We even need cameras to help us take amazing photos to post on Instagram, making our friends jealous. Then, we need our phones again to plan our itinerary and to use as a portable map to avoid getting lost.
So, if any of these things run out of charge during your trip, you’re at a massive disadvantage! Bring as many chargers with you as possible, and don’t forget the travel adapters. Sure, you can buy these while you’re out there, but you never know how difficult it is to find them – or how expensive they are.
First aid kit
Lastly, everyone should have a little first aid kit when they travel. You don’t have to pack it like a doctor on a mission, but you should have a bag with some supplies. Simple things like plasters, paracetamol, diarrhoea tablets, bandages, etc. You need them in our suitcase just in case an accident happens. Hopefully, you never have to dip into your first aid kit on any of your trips. Still, you’ll be overjoyed that you brought it if you ever do require some minor medical assistance. All it takes is one dodgy meal in a local restaurant to make you wish you packed a first aid kit!
Let’s keep this short and sweet as there’s not a lot to say! Don’t forget all of the necessary travel documents when you’re going abroad. This includes passports, travel cards, visa documentation, and so on.
My advice is to start packing by ticking these things off the list right away. From here, you can add all the other things that you deem essential for travel!