So you have booked the ticket, you’re packing your bag and you start to think “What do I really need to pack?”. This is a common question that plagues travellers and tourists of all walks and ages. What exactly should you pack in order to have the best possible travel experience? What things should you definitely not leave home without? This article will answer those questions and more. Travelling can be a rewarding experience, but with the wrong equipment or if you forget to pack something integral, it can be more difficult than it has to be. Here are the top things any traveller shouldn’t leave home without.
If you’re planning to make hostels your home on your travels around the world (and even if you aren’t), a good pair of earplugs is integral to a good nights sleep. If you are a fan of dorms or you’re going to be staying in the city centre, earplugs are key to sleeping and sleeping well. Even if you have private rooms in hostels, they can still be noisy with parties and the like going off well into the wee hours, so having earplugs is a great plan. If you’re not staying in a hostel and are staying in an Air Bnb or central hotel or apartment, the sounds of the city can be noisy and keep you up.
This comes in handy more times than you think and is useful for long bus rides when you want to sleep, sleeping early in the daytime if you have to catch a flight or if you are sleeping on planes, in cars and even just at night if you’re the type of person who can’t have even a sliver of light. It also comes in incredibly handy in hostels when people may have to get up early and sneak out of dorm rooms if they have early flights, meaning you can keep your darkness and shut eye.
Comprehensive Medical Kt, Featuring Medicines
A comprehensive medical kit is one of the most important things every traveller needs. Regardless of whether you need bandages, iodine wipes, alcohol wipes, cotton buds, ibuprofen, paracetamol or other pain medicine or even anti diarrhea medicines, a medical kit is always your first port of call when you have a health related issue. For those who want the benefit of anti-diarrhea medicine without the side effects of binding you up for days, swap it out for activated charcoal with a probiotic powder that you can mix into drinks to help good bacteria in your gut to fight off the bad bacteria.
Important Documents Including Specific Immunization Records
Of course, any traveller will tell you it’s imperative to take all your relevant documents with you – passport, airline tickets, insurance details and the like. What they don’t often tell you is that you need to take certifications of specific immunizations like Yellow Fever. It’s important to bring this certificate with you where ever you go abroad if you have had it so that you can prove you have been immunized. Some countries absolutely require the Yellow Fever vaccine while others don’t, so bring it just in case you are asked.
So there you have the top things you shouldn’t leave the house without when you head off on your travels. Some things are more for comfort but some are really useful to have and you don’t realise as such until it’s too late!