Going on a vacation is the most exciting thing we all thrive for. Away from all the tension, stress, hard work, and physical tiredness, going out on holiday is the time when you relax, enjoy, refresh your mind and spend some priceless moments with your near and dear once. Having your hotel bookings, travel plans and tickets in place is very important. But equally vital part of the whole trip is your baggage and necessary stuff which makes the travel and vacation more enjoyable and complete.
Making a checklist of all the important things can make this process much more systematic, and it lowers the possibility of missing out on anything. Certain smart choices which can be made are:
1. Type of luggage: The new age luggage options are much lighter, durable and compact. The latest fabric or material used are very attractive in appearance, easier to move with wheels attached, convenient and safer with an expandable feature, smooth zippers and smart locking option. While choosing the type of luggage, we should consider few things like who is going to manage it, for what purpose it will be mostly used, durability and of course the cost.
2. Travel accessories: There are some convenient accessories available in the market which can make your holiday much more comfortable and are really useful at the time of emergency. This list may include power banks, universal adaptors, eye mask, travel neck pillow, ear plugs, swiss knife, resealable plastic bags, sleeping bag, navigator or compass, raincoat or bag cover, etc. One of the most important of all is the camera, to capture wonderful moments and make beautiful memories.
3. Travel gear (clothing and footwear)- Depending on the destination chosen for the vacation, one should gear up with the right type of clothing and footwear. Especially if traveling with kids, warm clothes for winters, raincoats, and crocs for raining season, cotton and other breathing fabrics for a beach holiday. Especially clothes which are easy to maintain, wash and needs no ironing, can be rolled out instead of being folded and saves a lot of space while packing. The right number of spare undergarments is an essential component. Footwear needs to be appropriate as per the terrain, trekking shoes for long hilly trips, flip flops for a beach vacation, long rubber boats for camping in forests to avoid any insect bites and other animals from harming, comfortable multilayer boots to walk safely on ice.
4. First Aid and Medicines: Falling ill or getting injured is the last thing we want to face on our happy trips. But since this stuff is not certain, one should always be prepared to face any sort of emergency. First aid box is very important. Based upon the past health history, one should stock in the regular medicines you take. Medicinal products for general ailments like fever, upset stomach, nausea, etc. should always be there in the medical kit.
One should always carry a small pouch or handbag wherein he or she can keep all the essential items wallet, shades, passports, tickets, identity proofs, sanitizer, makeup items, etc. since no one can afford to misplace these essential things.