One of the last things that anybody wants to think about when planning a vacation is making sure you are prepared for illness or injury while you are traveling. This is especially true of older travelers. Families with children are more apt to remember to include items such as car sickness medications, Band-Aids and over the counter medications for coughs and colds.
The last thing you want to have happen while you are on vacation is to wake up in your hotel room with a fever or deal with a sprained ankle from walking on a rocky beach. And while most of us always remember to pack enough of our prescription medication, OTC pain relief and Band-Aids, it’s the simplest things that we might forget and will end up needing when there is no store around. Some of the things you might want to consider adding to your packing list include:
- An ace bandage – they take up very little room in your suitcase, no more than a pair of socks
- Chap Stick/Lip balm – they’re not just for winter anymore. And if you are planning a trip to the beach, a lip balm with sunscreen can prevent your lips getting sunburned or wind burned
- Indigestion/diarrhea medication – Face it, somewhere along the line everybody’s ended up with an upset stomach while on vacation. Nothing can ruin a day faster.
- OTC Allergy Medication – Pollen and allergens differ from location to location
- OTC Eye Drops – Hotel heat and AC tends to dry out everything, including your eyes. So can the chlorine in the pool and the salt in the ocean.
- OTC Toothache Relief – Just as sure as you sit down to dinner on your cruise, you could bite into something the wrong way and end up with a toothache. Carrying one of the OTC toothache remedies in your bag takes up no space at all and can make a world of difference.
So once you’ve updated your packing list, give Ingenious Travel a call and let us book you on a fabulous vacation today!
What was something you packed in your “just in case” bag that saved your vacation?
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