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Important Yet Highly Overlooked Items When Travelling

By Jsbdsl @jonnyblair

Traveling is fun. Studies have shown that traveling regularly is suitable for your brain functionality, reduces stress, and reduces the chances of developing a heart attack. This is the perfect time for you to unwind and re-energize after a long week, month, or year of work and school. Just because you are a working parent or student does not mean that your world has to come to a stop. You must continue living, and going on a vacation is the best form of self-care.

Important Yet Highly Overlooked Items When Travelling

Important Yet Highly Overlooked Items When Travelling

However, as fun as it may sound, there is always that one thigh that everyone hates about getaways; packing. Packing can be tedious, but if you put down a list of things that you need, you will realize that it is not that bad. Some items, such as clothes and shoes, are in everyone’s list, and the chances of forgetting them are minimal. The main issue comes in the small things that are super important but tend to be overlooked. You want your vacation to be fun, and with these items, you are assured of having the best and most stress-free experience. Let’s have a look at some of the items you should not forget to add to your suitcase.

Medicine!

This is one of the most important yet overlooked things when traveling. You can bet that your vacation will not be any successful if your body fails to cooperate. Traveling comes with a lot of pressure on your body, and sometimes, you need to give it a boost to keep functioning. You may also experience diarrhoea due to climatic changes or after trying out new foods. We all understand how uncomfortable diarrhoea can make you, and things will only get worse while away from home. If you find that headache, running nose, diarrhoea and nausea are ruining your getaway; you need to ensure that you have a remedy right on hand. Make sure that you pack a small bottle of ibuprofen, diarrhoea medicine, cold medicine and other remedies that might come handy. However, make sure that you seek the help of an expert to ensure and not carry just any drug that comes your way.

Important Yet Highly Overlooked Items When Travelling

Doxycycline – my personal preference for anti malaria tablets but there are a few others!

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Doxycycline – my personal preference for anti malaria tablets but there are a few others!

Phone charger

As much as vacations are the best time to disconnect and get away from everyone, you will still need your phone to watch some shows and take beautiful photos. This is also paramount if you have kids back at home. You cannot have peace of mind without checking on them and ensuring that they are doing fine. Forgetting to carry a phone charger can mess-up your whole vacation, and you, therefore, need to include it on top of your packing list.

Important Yet Highly Overlooked Items When Travelling

Chargers, adapters

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Chargers, adapters

First aid kit

You cannot predict what will happen once you are set for the trip. Accidents could occur, and it is best if you are fully prepared for whatever comes your way. You do not want a minor accident or bleeding to be the cause of a terrible getaway. Also, the last thing you want is to spend ten dollars on a bandage. Make sure that you pack a mini first aid kit with essential items such as bandages, eye drops, tweezers, and antibiotic cream.

Important Yet Highly Overlooked Items When Travelling

Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: A First Aid kit – but what do you put in it?

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Swimwear

Your vacation is not complete if you do not spend some time on the beach or a swimming pool. Whether you know to swim or not, you should invest in a good swimsuit. Who knows, this could be your perfect opportunity to discover a new hobby. It feels great relaxing by the cool waters as you sip your champagne, and you do not want to go there dressed up.

Important Yet Highly Overlooked Items When Travelling

My green Northern Irish football shorts which have travelled the world with me – they double up as swimming trunks and shine here in the morning sun at the Hot Springs in Uyuni.

An umbrella

Now, this is the one thing that nearly no one considers when traveling, and they always end up wishing they did. You cannot easily predict the weather, and what seems like perfect vacation weather could turn soggy real-quick. Being caught up in this without an umbrella could turn your trip into a nightmare. If you are going on a road trip, it will do you great if you can include raincoats and boots on the list.

Glasses or contacts

If you have problematic eyes, you need to ensure that you are well-covered with your glasses or contact. Nothing ruins a perfect trip than aching or short-seeing eyes. You need to enjoy the trip fully and capture every moment, and that cannot happen if your sight fails to cooperate. Also, for those without eye problems, make sure that you have your sunglasses with you. They are not only ideal for style but also to protect your sight.

These are just a few of the most-ignored traveling items as most individuals do not realize how important they are and how they can make a trip better and stress-free. Do not let the excitement of going out to distract you until you end up forgetting any of these.

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