Your Travel Essentials

Don't let the stress of packing ruin your trip, we give you some handy tips on what you should take with you.

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Travelling and holidays are an exciting time for everyone, especially considering the amount of time we spend planning it all. Planning ahead and being safe are crucial to having a good time and making memories to last a lifetime.

There’s nothing worse than the dreaded thought of forgetting something when you’ve spent so long preparing. We’ve put together a handy essentials checklist for you to use when packing, which hopefully will make the process a lot more stress-free.

Don’t forget your essentials – your holiday checklist

  • Regular medication - it may be necessary to check medications are legal in your destination prior to packing, a letter from your GP and/or your repeat slip may be required.
  • Passport / tickets / travel documents – these should be the first items located and packed as they are the most important.
  • The correct currency for your destination, or a money travel card
  • Devices and chargers
  • First aid supplies – Include items such as plasters, antiseptic wipes, pain relief tablets, diarrhoea tablets
  • Sun cream and after sun
  • Lip balm
  • Insect repellent
  • Shower gel
  • Toothpaste and toothbrush
  • Deodorant
  • Shaving foam and razors
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Hair Brush
  • Skin care and beauty products
  • Sunglasses and a sun hat
  • Swimwear and beach towels

Depending on where you’re going and how long you’re travelling for, you will need a number of outfits for both the day time and the evening/night time, including suitable footwear.

It may also be worth investing in a travel pillow and travel games to keep the boredom at bay if you’re travelling for a long period of time.

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