When you travel to exotic countries on holidays abroad, anything can go wrong and a few handy items packed to take along can address these situations.
Below we have listed some extras which will not take up much room in your suitcase on your holidays abroad, but they will be handy should a situation arise when you need them.
They will not take up much space in your suitcase, handbag or carry on and they are inexpensive and easily attainable.
Flashlight /Torch– Yes in any country the lights can go out for all sorts of reasons, like bad storms local power failures and you can be fumbling around blind in the dark. A torch or flashlight is a boon in such situations and you do not need something large and bulky either. It is a good idea to have at least two as well just in case one fails.
Multi-tool or Swiss Knives – these are extremely handy but beware of regulations in air travel and certain customs about taking these along on holidays abroad. Alternatively, buy one at the destination hardware store and keep it in your pocket or handbag.
Multi-tools and Swiss army knives have saved countless lives in sticky situations from car accidents to when people have been lost on hiking trips or getting stuck in the middle of nowhere when your rental car breaks down. You can buy one similar to the one you see below which has useful extras including bottle openers and corkscrews.
Water Proof Bags: Heavy downpours or falling into a swimming pool or freak wave on the beach while on holidays abroad can cause everything to get wet. A handy waterproof bag or mini backpack is perfect for travel documents and electronic items like your smartphone and cameras when you are on boat trips or relaxing on the beaches...
Earplugs for Swimming and Excess noise – While swimming, on holidays abroad especially in warm climates, using earplugs can keep your ears dry and safe from infection, and if you are in a noisy area they are a Godsend.
You can get reusable options and even silicone-based ones that you can mould to fit snugly inside your ears when you need them.
Basic First Aid Kit: Lastly and most importantly, a basic first aid kit with essentials like eye drops, bandages and plasters will always come in handy for those little mishaps that can happen on holidays abroad. A few analgesic painkillers, some iodine and the basics will suffice. You can buy these readymades kits at pharmacies.
Pack in these essentials when you go on holidays abroad, and more than likely you may not even need to use them, but if the situation does arise then you will be happy you were thoughtful enough to bring them long.
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