5 Items To Pack For Your Next Tourist Destination
It’s vacation time! Which means, it’s vacation packing time! Which means, it’s time to make a list, check it twice, think about time, space, and money, and then you should be good to go. But, depending on how experienced you are at traveling, you may not be super confident in your packing choices, especially for things other than clothes.
So, to help you out, consider the list of the following five items: a good multi-tool, a camera other than your phone, extra chargers, your favorite snacks, and medicine that you’re most familiar with.
A Good Multi-tool
You won’t be able to have it with you as a carry-on, but buying a good multi-tool and packing it to go with you is going to be a good idea. You never know when you’re going to need basic tools for things out on your vacation, so it’s very smart to have easy access to a small knife and basic gadgets like a screwdriver, can opener, bottle opener, etc. Especially if you’re going somewhere exotic, keep that tool with you at all times!
Many people think that just having their phone camera on vacation is going to be fine. Well, if you don’t mind running out of batteries, or missing shots because your phone is slow, or running out of space, or losing quality because of automatic adjustments, that totally fine. Otherwise, look up some good digital cameras and buy the one that fits your budget and your intended quality goal, and spend the money early so you can practice a bit.
Having extra chargers for your phone is an absolute must. You don’t always know where outlets are going to be, so knowing you have a few battery sticks means that you can avoid a tremendous amount of anxiety. Make sure you use the batteries a few times in advance to see how long they last, and how long they take to charge as well, because every brand is different.
There can be a bit of a nutritional shock at tourist destinations as well, and even if you don’t bring a lot of food with you, it’s not a bad idea to at least have a small collection of your favorite snacks. And these can either be for the trip itself, or for when you get to your destination and are just getting your bearings.
And finally, sometimes it’s tough to tell what kind of medicine they’re going to have at foreign locations. So if you have preferred medicines like pain killers, or cold and flu medicine, or allergy medicine, be sure to bring that with you as well, to avoid potential trouble.