Although traveling has been restricted in 2020, thinking ahead to your next vacation is a great way to boost your mood and give yourself something to look forward to. Whether you’re dreaming of turquoise waters, white sands, and a soft sea breeze, or hiking through a forest as you climb a mountain, getting away from the daily grind is always refreshing and exciting. No matter where you’re planning to go on your next vacation, just make sure you back these five essentials in your suitcase.
- Comfortable Shoes
Comfortable shoes are a must when you’re on holiday. They might not make the same statement as a gorgeous pair of heels or wedges, but you’ll be thankful that your feet don’t pinch or ache when you’re roaming the streets of an exciting city or running through the airport to catch your flight. By all means, pack a smarter pair of shoes for when you go out for dinner, but your favorite pair of sneakers or flat pumps will keep you going throughout the days.
Even if you’re going somewhere colder, remember to pack some sun-block before you go. Just because it’s cold and snowy doesn’t mean your skin won’t still be exposed to UV-rays, and often skiers return from the slopes tanned or with sunburnt faces. You should also think about packing some after-sun or aloe vera gel if you burn, which will soothe your skin and help you feel better. As well as UV-ray protection, make sure you’re bringing things like chapstick and your standard moisturizer to refresh your skin each day and to avoid chapped and dry lips.
- Reading Material
Vacations are the perfect time to escape into a good book. Whether you get lost in a world of fiction on the beach or become engrossed in some true crime as you fly to your destination, it’s a great way to pass the time and relax. If you need glasses to read, think about investing in some reading sunglasses so you can still protect your eyes from the glare as you lie on the beach or sit at a café in the sunshine. You can find out more about them at Just-glasses.co.uk. If you don’t want to read but still want to get lost in a story, simply download an audiobook instead, or tune into your favorite podcast.
- A Guide Book
You should always read up on the area your vacationing in, especially if you’ve never been there before. No doubt you’ll have done some research before you booked the flights, and have some idea of the sights you want to see, but taking a guide book along with you can help provide some additional information and will prove useful if your phone dies or you can’t access the internet to look things up.
- Emergency Numbers
Finally, make sure you’re making a note of your home countries embassy number and address where you’re going, as well as the numbers for emergency services and your ICE (in case of emergency) contact. Hopefully, you won’t need to use them, but it’s better to have easy access to them if there was an emergency.
Make sure these five essentials make their way into your suitcase when you pack for your next vacation.