Have you got a holiday booked this year? If so, you’ll probably already be making a mental note of all the things that you want to make sure that you don’t forget to pack. When it finally does come down to packing, you’ll probably still feel like you’ve got a million and one things to remember – here are a few common ones that people tend to forget!
The classic thing to suddenly remember you’ve forgotten is your sunglasses. Whether you’ve left them in your glove box or on the kitchen side, the last place they probably are is packed safe in your hand luggage!
Whilst you will be able to find sunglasses whilst you’re away, you won’t be able to guarantee the quality or how effective they will be, compared to what you could have bought at home. Why not check out the sunglasses from this website before you go? There are plenty of options to choose every style and budget, and you can be assured that they will protect you from the sun’s UV rays – a must have for anyone who wants to invest in their vision.
No one ever wants to think about having an accident or getting injured whilst on holiday, however it is always best to be prepared for the worst! Make sure you invest in proper travel insurance before you go and ensure that you have all of the documents printed and packed ready for when you go away.
As a backup, have a copy of these saved on your phone and tablet (if taking) to ensure that you are prepared for every eventuality.
Nowadays, we are so used to paying for things by credit or debit card, and just using contactless payments to pay for everything. When you go abroad, your bank may charge an additional fee each time you use it – if you consider that that is every time you use it, then that can quickly add up. Similarly, your bank will likely use a standard conversion rate, rather than a more favourable one that you might receive from a bureau de change.
Most importantly though, taking travel money rather than relying on card allows you to budget for yourself and stick to that budget.
Medication and Prescriptions
If you have prescriptions or medications that you take regularly, then it is important that you consult your doctor before traveling to ensure that your supply will cover the duration of your trip.
Equally, it is worthwhile taking your prescriptions with you, just in case you lose your medication whilst abroad. This also goes for eye prescriptions too – you don’t want to spend a holiday with one good eye just because you lost a contact lens!
Finally, before you book and travel, it is wise to check whether your destination requires any specific immunizations before you arrive. Some destinations may request proof of vaccination before allowing you to enter the country, so do ensure that this is something that you research and consult your doctor accordingly.