Traveling is exhilarating, exciting and magical. It takes you to exotic locations, forces you to try new foods you would naturally never eat and whether the most interesting of climatic conditions.
It’s wonderful and helps you grow as a person as you interact with different cultures. There are a few essentials one must carry when traveling to distant shores and make sure not to leave home without them!
Make Health Your Priority
The only thing that can ruin your travels is when it affects your health negatively. You may not always be able to eat food that contains the best nutrients for your body so it’s best to stick to supplements. You can either bring them from home or purchase them overseas. Personally, I’d bring them with just in case there isn’t stock overseas.
If you are traveling you need to immediately get supplements so that they are ready and packed when the day arrives. If you are traveling for more than 2 months get a bulk supply of supplements. Don’t rely on expensive pharmacies for this. Order online from a reputable company that gives bulk discounts. A leader in the health supplement industry is Research Verified. Read this Research Verified review to find out about their bulk package discounts on supplements.
Fight Off Bugs
Depending on where you go, there are always strange new insects that you come upon; strange insects you have never seen before that could possibly carry venom. It’s really important to make sure you are protected from these at all costs. You must check the labels when buying these repellants and make sure they contain either deet, oil of lemon, eucalyptus or picaridin. You really need to do your homework before leaving and read an insect repelling buying guide.
Bring Weather Appropriate Clothes
The last thing you want to do is travel somewhere without weather appropriate clothes. Make sure to pack a little of everything including tons of extra underwear. Personally, I would pack half my case in winter gear and half in summer gear. Bring one or two jackets that are really thick and warm, at least one pair of boots and a ton of sandals and flip flops. You never know where the wind might just take you and you may travel longer than thought and will need these supplies.
You never know exactly what food may be on offer and you may get hungry. Bringing healthy snacks from home to get you through the first few days of traveling until you are settled will help. I suggest lots of dried fruit and raw nuts. Both will give you a lot of energy and are healthy and should not upset your stomach (watch out for prunes though!) It should be easy to buy mineral water from the airport, or on the airplane itself, but make sure you do carry fresh mineral water once you leave the airport. You never quite know what the quality of the water of the country you are visiting is in and it might make you sick.
Credit Cards & Cash
This step needs to be done weeks in advance. Make sure you have all credit cards ready for the trip and if possible, do whatever you can to convert your cash into the currency of the country you are visiting. Should you not be able to convert your cash at the airport it could cause many problems. Without cash you are not going to go very far. Also keep your wallet nearby at all times. Locals recognise tourists all the time and it makes you an easy target for petty theft such as pickpocketing which can leave you devastated.
Finally we come to plug adapters. You may need them to charge your cellphone and laptop. With all the amazing travel apps you can download these days you really will want your cell phone close by at all times.
So there you go, all the things you need to organize before you travel. Please do take the time to get all these things sorted out as it will make for much happier travels. Bon voyage and happy travels!
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