Nothing ruins a holiday like being unprepared. Just picture the scene. You have booked your perfect weekend getaway and cannot wait for the relaxation to begin. You turn up at the hotel and spa and realize you don’t have your reservation details! You have to get back in the car and drive all the way back home with steam blowing out of your ears.
No one wants to go through that ordeal, which is why you need to take packing seriously. Get it wrong and you could seriously jeopardise the holiday you have been waiting for all year. Here are some of the essential that you should never forget.
Honestly, there are people who get to the check-in desk and realize they have left their passport on the bedside table! Unfortunately, there is not much you can do other than go back home and get it. Airlines do have different regulations, so you might still be able to travel. However, the odds are firmly stacked against you when you turn up at the airport empty-handed.
2. Airline Tickets
There is no way to travel if you forget your airline tickets. Your boarding information is how the airline knows that you are legitimately booked onto the flight. Without the booking number or relevant information, they will assume that you don’t belong on the flight. Either print them off beforehand or save them in an email. That way, they are always retrievable, and you won’t get dragged out of the airport kicking and screaming!
Accidents happen, even when you are on holiday. For most people, their holidays go without incident. But, for the times when they do go wrong, insurance is vital. Everyone has heard the horror stories of people stuck in a foreign country because they don’t have the cash to get home. As soon as you become stable, your insurance will pay for everything to get your back home and nursed back to full health.
4. First Aid Kit
For the minor accidents that don’t need medical attention, the first aid kit is brilliant. Small injuries, when left untreated, have been known to spiral and become a problem. If you are holidaying in a tropical climate, it could become a big deal. A full first aid kit, equipped with all the necessary elements, will take care of any little cut, gash, slip, trip or fall.
5. Electrical Converter
You might have all the gear, but you won’t have any idea how to use said gear if you can’t plug them into charge. We take so many electrical items with us when we travel that a converter is one of the most necessary items on the list. Without one, you won’t be able to take pictures that last a lifetime because your phone and your camera are dead.
6. Medical Prescriptions
You might be on holiday, but your body is still working full time. If you take prescription drugs at home, you need to take them on holiday, too. In fact, they are just as important because of the weather. To find out more about what to pack and how to do it, click here.
Don’t let your dream holiday become the holiday from hell just because you were too lazy to remember the essentials.