Monday, February 14, 2022

Travel Must Haves

Today, we're going to discuss travel must haves, in my opinion.  Note, that this article contains affiliate links and I may make a small commission off your purchases.
Travel Must Haves

As you know, I used to be a travel agent.  More importantly, I love to travel.  I have previously developed a "Survival" kit that should get packed in your carry-on luggage wherever you go.  That being said, there are a few things not listed because I thought they were common sense.  Since common sense isn't so common anymore, I thought I'd write them down for you!


The first item technically is listed on that other Survival Kit, but if you're like me, a travel size sunscreen is never going to be enough.  You should take more sunscreen than you think you'll need, especially if traveling closer to the equator than where you live.  (Yes!  It makes a difference!)

I prefer the spray on sunscreen over the cream because the cream makes me feel hotter throughout the day.  Don't ask me why.  I buy spray in bulk from Amazon because it is far cheaper.  Check out my preferred brand and style here.


Much like my sunscreen, I buy this in bulk.  I prefer the travel size that comes in a little jelly lanyard like what's shown above in the photo.  This one comes in a case of 9!

Why do you need this?  Because the world is a very dirty place and if you're on a cruise, train, plane, boat, bus or just traveling to crowded places like theme parks, you're going to want a handy way to stop the bacteria from spreading.


This seems odd because, well, why am I telling you to bring medicine?  Obviously you're smart enough to carry your prescriptions.

But what about those everyday needs like ibuprofen, aspirin, acetaminophen, and antacids? Chances are good you'll need at least one of those when on your trip!

I like individually wrapped servings.  These are the same medications you'll find in the wall mounted first aid kit at your place of work.

Why do I like these? Because I used to just carry a variety of loose pills in a zip top bag.  Then I had to carry the bag everywhere which was bulky and the antacids would make everything else chalky and airport security looks at you funny for being a drug mule and if somebody needs something, they are uneasy about taking a random, unlabeled pill from a stranger.

These solve all those problems.

That's it!  You should carry those three things with you all the time, everywhere!