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  • Monday, September 25, 2017

  • Travel: What to Pack

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When you’re heading off on vacation you can’t go without a packed suitcase, backpack or bag. Packing for a trip can be one of the most stressful or the most fun parts of trip preparation, depending on your attitude and how well you pack. What do you need to bring? Should you take your smart shoes or leave them at home? Will you need glasses or contact lenses? Whatever your packing list includes, make sure you add travel insurance. Traveling with insurance is the best way to protect yourself from unexpected incidents, illness and injury.

Before you get carried away thinking about all the great things you’re going to do on vacation, get your bags out and start planning your packing list. Firstly, decide on the things you should leave behind. Don’t take anything with high sentimental or financial value that you would be heartbroken if you lost. For example, the watch your father gave you on your 21st birthday, or your favorite designer sweater.

Leave behind heavy and inessential bottles of shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, moisturizer, body scrub…  you can pick up cosmetics in Duty Free at the airport, or at your destination. If you are traveling for a short time the hotel will provide your bathroom amenities. If you are traveling for a long time, you won’t want to carry around heavy bottles that are at risk of breaking and spilling over your clothes. Speaking of clothes, pack for your destination not for your home country!

Bring a converter or transformer for the electrical system in the country you are visiting, otherwise you won’t be able to operate your gadgets. Carry a copy of your medical prescription if you need it, and keep essential medications in your hand luggage. Have some essentials in your hand luggage like pain killers, sunscreen, and a small first aid kit.

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