Each year millions of people travel to foreign countries, many of which arrive there without the correct items that they need. Many fall victim to price hikes because they are tourists, and many hit themselves over their heads because they haven’t packed items and wind up paying double or triple for them when they are abroad. This post details the key things you mustn’t forget to pack as well as a new idea that will ensure your family and friends don’t forget you while you’re on the road.
Everyone sends postcards while they’re away don’t they? Well how about going the extra mile and pre-printing some envelopes with a design of your choice to allow you to send personal notes to people while you are travelling. Not only will this special touch make your loved ones smile but by taking envelopes away with you, you have the privacy to write notes that are for the recipients eyes only. Think about it there is only so much detail about your adventures you can fit on a postcard and only so many secrets your willing to share with the postman. Printing envelopes with a design that makes them personal to you, will also increase the value of your letter to the recipient. You might choose a design with your favourite colour or an image that symbolises your personality or character. The possibilities are endless!
Although most phones have a calculator, sometimes when you travel abroad your phone will not work for a few days until you purchase a local sim card, and if you are not planning to do so then the cost of taking and receiving calls on your phone are so high that you usually keep it switched off. A calculator can come in very handy when trying to convert the currency and making sure that you get the best possible deal in the money exchange. Also, of course, it helps make sure that you do not get taken advantage of with a lack of math.
So many travellers forget to take a first-aid kit along with them. Be it Panadol, a plaster, or a bandage you never know when you may need any of the essentials that come in first-aid kits. It will also help you considerably because sometimes there is not a first aider in sight for miles when abroad. Also the hospitals and doctor’s surgeries may be very far away.
In the UK there is not a lot of sun! But when you get abroad you may find it difficult to be able to see at times with a lack of vision because the sun is so strong that you find yourself having to squint your eyes and put your hand over your forehead to try to block the sun out. Also, the rays from the sun are very strong and can damage your eyes. Make sure to invest in a good pair of sunglasses in the sales before you travel. They are also a necessary item for those that will rent a car when travelling.
Although this seems like a must pack items when reading about it. Many do actually forget to pack their camera resulting in having to buy one when they arrive. Or, worse still having to purchase disposable cameras and have poor quality holiday snaps to look over.
Make sure that you pack your bags in advance instead of in a rush last minute that way you will help to make sure that you will not forget items. Also, try to write a list down before you go of things that you intend to pack. You will be able to cross off the items from your list that way as they are packed.