Ten Things To (Remember To) Bring On Vacation
AI Generated. Just finishing up our trip to Cedar Point, OH. Some extra notes in brackets.
Whether you're traveling domestically or internationally, it's crucial to have proper identification. Make sure to bring your driver's license, passport, or any other identification documents required for your destination.
If you take any prescription medications, be sure to pack enough for the duration of your trip. It's also a good idea to carry a copy of your prescriptions in case you need a refill or encounter any issues at customs.
3. Travel Adapter
Different countries have different electrical outlets, so it's essential to bring a travel adapter to charge your electronic devices. This small item can save you from the frustration of not being able to use your phone or laptop.
4. First Aid Kit
Accidents can happen anywhere, so having a basic first aid kit is always a smart idea. Include items like band-aids, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, and any necessary medications for common ailments. [Suntan lotion...]
Long flights or road trips can leave you feeling hungry, so pack some snacks to keep you fueled and satisfied. Granola bars, nuts, and dried fruits are excellent options that don't take up much space in your bag.
Whether it's a book, a deck of cards, or your favorite podcast, having some form of entertainment is crucial during downtime. It can help pass the time during long flights or provide relaxation during lazy beach days.
7. Travel Insurance
It's always better to be safe than sorry, so consider investing in travel insurance. This can provide coverage for medical emergencies, trip cancellations, lost luggage, and other unforeseen circumstances.
8. Comfortable Shoes
Exploring a new destination often involves a lot of walking, so make sure to bring comfortable shoes. Your feet will thank you for choosing supportive footwear that can withstand long hours of sightseeing.
9. Money and Cards
Don't forget to bring enough cash for small expenses, but also carry a credit or debit card for larger purchases. It's a good idea to have a mix of payment options in case of emergencies or unexpected expenses. [Just had first experience with a "no cash" resort... surprised at first, but no big deal. [Except "they" know how much coffee I drink.]
10. Chargers and Cables
In this digital age, we rely heavily on our electronic devices. Remember to pack all the necessary chargers and cables for your phone, tablet, camera, or any other gadgets you plan to bring. [Also learned that charger "blocks" go bad, so had to replace it while away. Glad they're fairly cheap, even at gift shops.]
By keeping these ten things in mind and packing them before you embark on your vacation, you'll be well-prepared for any situation that may arise. Remembering these essentials will help ensure a stress-free and enjoyable travel experience.
11. [55 Gallon Drum Of Patience]
[Took our 16 year old and two of his friends. The friends were well behaved. Our kid... not bad, but knows how to annoy in a smaller space. Whether dealing with airport issues, road traffic, lost reservations, etc., breathe deep and solve the problem, then let it go. Otherwise, it won't be much of a vacation!]