Never Forget These 10 Things When Traveling!

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Ah, the days on the calendar counting down to your next trip? We can practically feel the excitement bubbling up! But let’s face it, along with that excitement comes a little dose of reality: packing time. Ugh, not the most thrilling part of the adventure, huh? Suddenly, you’re stuck pondering the weather, how many pairs of shoes to cram into your suitcase, how many gadgets to bring along, and whether three pairs of jeans might be overkill. And don’t even get us started on the quest for the perfect outfit—it’s like putting together a tricky puzzle!

But hey, take a deep breath! We’ve got your back. Your travel experience should be all about relaxation, not stress. And whether it’s your trusty suitcase or your faithful travel sidekick, the carry-on, your luggage deserves a little care.

So, to ensure your bags are packed with all the essentials you need for an incredible trip, we’ve whipped up the ultimate carry-on checklist. Think of it as your cheat sheet for an unforgettable adventure. Ready to pack up and make some memories? Let’s do this!

1. Hygiene and Health Supplies:

Epic trips can easily be ruined by one mishap. Imagine you’re in the middle of having the time of your life on your journey, and suddenly, you realise you forgot your toothbrush or, worse, your prescription medication. It’s a nightmare! 

So, before you go on your adventure, double-check that you’ve packed everything you need to stay fresh and healthy. That means toothpaste, deodorant, prescription meds, and even a few sanitary items for those unexpected moments. Trust us, you’ll thank yourself later!

2. First Aid Kit:

Now, we are not saying you need to carry around a full-blown hospital in your backpack, but having a basic first aid kit can be a game-changer. 

Think about it: headaches, upset stomachs, blisters—these little inconveniences can really put a damper on your trip. So, toss in some pain relievers, stomach medicine, band-aids, and anything else you think you might need. It’s better to have it and not need it than the other way around, right?

Prepare for everything early to avoid mishaps later. This one is easier to tick on the list as it barely occupies any space.

3. Makeup Accessories:

We’ve all experienced those frantic mornings, right? Rushing around, trying to remember everything before we head out the door. But let’s talk about something important: makeup. After spending time getting ready, the last thing you want is to realise you’ve left your makeup bag behind. That sinking feeling when you remember it’s still sitting on your dresser—it’s the worst!

Here’s a simple solution: take a moment to gather your makeup essentials and toss them into your bag before you leave. It’s like an insurance policy against forgetfulness. And hey, if you do happen to forget your makeup remover, don’t worry! You can easily grab some wherever you go. Makeup essentials into your bag while it’s still fresh in your mind. And hey, if you forget your makeup remover, no worries! You can snag some anywhere you go.

4. Luxury Items:

Let’s talk about feeling like a total boss while we’re on the go. You know those moments when you’re snapping pics for the Gram or just want to feel your absolute best as we explore new places? Well, here’s a little tip: don’t forget to bring along your favourite fancy stuff.

I’m talking about that striking Rolex watch you love to show off or that killer Hermes purse that always turns heads. Trust me, those little touches of luxury can really up the game of your adventure. So, next time you’re packing your bags, make sure those statement pieces are right there with you. Because when we’re out there making memories, feeling confident and chic is all part of the fun!

5. Glasses and Contacts:

If you have weak eyesight and have trouble seeing birds in the sky without squinting, this one’s for you. It’s easy to remember to pack your specs, but don’t forget the little things like contact solutions or spare pairs.

You really don’t want to be stuck halfway around the world with blurry vision and no solution in sight. So, before you zip up your suitcase, do a quick double-check to make sure you’ve got everything you need to see the world clearly.

6. Headphones:

Imagine you’re gearing up for a long journey, all excited to dive into your favourite TV series or groove to your top tunes. You’re mentally prepared for some quality “me time” when suddenly, bam! You find yourself subjected to someone else’s music blaring through the speakers. Not exactly the soundtrack you had in mind for your trip, right?

Avoid this frustrating scenario by bringing along your trusty headphones. They’re like your personal bubble of sound, ensuring you get to enjoy your own entertainment without any unwanted interruptions; whether you’re into podcasts, audiobooks, or blasting your favourite playlists, having your headphones handy guarantees that you’re in control of your auditory experience.

7. Portable Charger:

Raise your hand if you’ve ever been out exploring only to realise your phone battery is about to die. Yep, been there, done that! 

That’s why a portable charger is an absolute must-have for any traveller. Whether you’re snapping pics, navigating new cities, or keeping in touch with loved ones back home, having a charged-up phone is key. So, invest in a good portable charger—you won’t regret it!

8. Reading Material:

Time can move slowly when you’re travelling, and it can dampen your mood. Nobody wants that before reaching their destination. 

So, whether you’re a digital bookworm or a fan of old-school paperbacks, don’t forget to bring along some reading material for those moments of downtime. E-books are perfect for on-the-go reading, but if you’re a fan of the real deal, hit up a local bookstore or library at your destination for some literary inspiration.

Keep your spirits elevated by having something to occupy your imagination.

9. Snacks:

Road trips and snacks? They’re practically inseparable, like peanut butter and jelly! But before you close the door one final time, make sure you’ve got a stash of your favourite munchies to keep you fueled and smiling all the way to your destination.

Sure, you could make pit stops or buy something on the way, but why empty your wallet when you can snag fresh and delicious snacks at a grocery store? Prepare ahead so your wallet and your taste buds can appreciate the savings and the yummy treats! 

10. Plug Converters

Alright, let’s talk about a travel essential that often gets overlooked but is super important: the universal plug adapter. You’ve probably heard this advice before, but let’s drive it home: if you’re heading abroad, you absolutely need one of these.

Here’s the deal: outlets in other countries might be different from yours in sizes and shapes, so your devices might not fit into them overseas. That’s where the plug adapter comes in handy.

Sure, you could try to buy one when you arrive, but it might be tough to find and could cost you a pretty penny. It’s much easier to bring one along with you.

About Micah Drews

After playing volleyball at an international level for several years, I now work out and write for Volleyball Blaze. Creating unique and insightful perspectives through my experience and knowledge is one of my top priorities.

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