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Travel 101 – 3 Essential Items to Have on Hand

Written by Jimmy Rustling

There’s a good reason why the majority of us enjoy travelling. After all, not only does it present us with an opportunity to get away from the trials and tribulations of daily life, even if only momentarily. But it also allows us to explore new and unique cultures too. But as fun and enjoyable as it might be, there are plenty of things that can turn our vacations into exercises in frustration. Whether it’s dealing with lost luggage or having an onset of traveller’s diarrhoea, there are a multitude of factors that can hinder our enjoyment.

But fortunately, not all is doom and gloom. As the saying goes, if you fail to plan, then you’re planning to fail. And by taking the time to prepare and pack a few essential items, you can minimise, if not mitigate, the chances of your vacation going bad.

  1. Medical kit

From altitude sickness to abrasions, no one can tell what will happen during the course of your trip. As such, it’s always a general rule of thumb to be prepared by having a medical kit on-hand. From analgesics to relieve pain and antihistamine medication for allergies to band-aids and gauze for wounds, you’ll be surprised at how much more convenient your trip will be by having a medical pack with you during your travels.

Having a well-stocked medical kit can significantly enhance the convenience and safety of your travels. Knowing how to fill a pill box ensures that you have all the necessary medications readily available when needed.

Best of all, you don’t need to go out of your way to secure the necessary items for your medical kit either. After all, you can purchase most items and buy antibiotics online. So make sure that you pack medical items with you before you leave. It can save you from a lot of trouble.

  1. A power bank

These days, many of us rely on our smartphones for everything, and for a good reason: not only do these portable devices allow us to make calls and send messages, but they also provide us with a means of going online too. As such, it makes sense to have a power bank on hand to ensure that your phone always has enough charge to make any important calls when the need arises, or you have some form of entertainment for any downtime.

  1. Toiletries

There’s no denying that your chosen accommodation will have everything that you need once you arrive at your intended destination. However, between then and now, a lot of things can happen. As such, it’s good standard practice to have toiletries packed just in case of any delays. In this way, you’ll have all the essential items like your toothbrush, toothpaste and soap with you if or when you need them.

For many of us, the purpose of travelling is to get momentary rest and respite from our daily duties and responsibilities. However, there are plenty of factors that can affect our trip negatively. But by being prepared with the travel essentials listed above, you’ll minimise, if not mitigate, the chances that your vacation will be ruined.


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Jimmy Rustling

Born at an early age, Jimmy Rustling has found solace and comfort knowing that his humble actions have made this multiverse a better place for every man, woman and child ever known to exist. Dr. Jimmy Rustling has won many awards for excellence in writing including fourteen Peabody awards and a handful of Pulitzer Prizes. When Jimmies are not being Rustled the kind Dr. enjoys being an amazing husband to his beautiful, soulmate; Anastasia, a Russian mail order bride of almost 2 months. Dr. Rustling also spends 12-15 hours each day teaching their adopted 8-year-old Syrian refugee daughter how to read and write.