Traveling is one of the biggest pleasures in life, and one of those things that despite costing you money actually makes you richer. There’s no doubt about that, but to really make the most out of your vacations, you need to plan well and pack some essential things in your luggage.
Of course, traveling without these things can be a fun way but also a stressful way to travel and well… here at the Bed and Breakfast we always prefer people to have a relaxed good time! Let me share with you a list of things that can’t be missing next time you travel!
Passport and ID. These are the first items you should bring with you in order of importance. You may think it is obvious you should bring them with you because if you don’t you won’t be able to travel, but I want to point out that some countries require to have it with you at all times. You will also need some kind of ID when checking in a hotel or when using a credit card.
I also recommend you carry in your luggage a color copy of your passport in case you lose it along the way. It will help you get a new one faster. also don’t forget to write down the address of your nearest embassy.
Personal items. When traveling it is always best to take with you your essential hygiene/grooming items. There are places where getting them is not as easy or affordable as in your hometown. For men I always recommend traveling with basic shaving supplies (a razor and a shaving cream) and for women a pack of sanitary pads. If you are traveling to a sunny destination don’t forget to bring with you a sunscreen or a facial lotion with SPF.
Debit card and credit card. The card should work in other countries too, luckily most banks now offer this alternative. Using a debit or credit card is the cheapest way to change over your money into the foreign currency. Those money exchange booths you see at the airports are not recommended because they have a lousy exchange rate and on top of that they charge you a fee for the service. You can also use a credit card that doesn’t charge you a foreign exchange fee. Make sure you let your bank know you are going to use your card in another country, because they can suspend your card due to strange activity.
Pepto Bismol. Let’s be honest, one of the common ways to ruin our vacations is by ending up with an upset stomach, and in some countries this can be very easy. It’s not because the ingredients are bad, but the combination can be too much if you are not accustomed to that type of food. I have traveled to Peru and although their food is the most delicious food on the planet, it can wreak havoc in your stomach if you are not accustomed to it. Pepto Bismol will be your savior and will let you enjoy your vacations better.