Traveling Necessities: Part 1
In order to ensure that your next vacation is a fun and relaxing as possible, it is important to ensure that you have everything you need and are completely prepared for your next adventure. Although traveling is exciting, it can also be stressful, especially if you do not have all of the necessities. While we would like to think that one of our tie dye sarongs would make your list of necessities, we want to cover a slightly more important and comprehensive list of traveling necessities. So, before you head out for the airport, be sure to take a minute and make sure you have everything on this list.
This is, by far, the most important thing you will carry with you while you are traveling. No matter where you are traveling, you always need to make sure that you have your government issued ID on your person at all times. If you are traveling outside of the country, you will need a passport and your visa if you have or need one. This should always be kept on your person, as well, so it doesn’t get lost or stolen. You cannot leave or re-enter the United States without your passport and ID so, take time to triple check this off of your list. It is also a good idea to carry a copy of your hotel confirmations and tickets.
This may seem like a no-brainer, however, it is important to carry money in multiple places and forms while you are traveling. It is not wise to carry a large sum of cash in your wallet, especially if you are going to be traveling to a foreign country, however, you should carry a couple hundred dollars in cash, in case you cannot use your credit or debit cards. Don’t forget to carry these cards with you, as well. They will come in handy in case of an emergency. You may also want to consider investing in a money belt or a cross-body bag if you are traveling out of the country. This will help deter pickpockets from stripping you of your cash.
Whether you are traveling domestically or internationally, it is always important to remember to bring a copy of your medical insurance card, as well as a sufficient supply of any prescription medications you take. It is also a good idea to bring some generic painkillers, such as Ibuprofen or Aspirin. Aspirin will also come in handy if you are going to be on a plane for more than a couple of hours.
Stay tuned into our blogs for more information on what you need to have for your next trip.