Preparing to leave for vacation can be stressful between packing, checking travel delays and gathering the crew for a trip. No matter how many times one double checks their packing list, something is left behind. This list of the top seven items people often forget on vacation may come in handy when packing for your next trip.
1. Phone Charger or Other Appliance Chargers
Commonly left behind where you charge your phone for the night, this can be easy to unplug and leave behind.
2. Personal Hygiene Products including a Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Deodorant, a Razor, a Hairbrush and Q-tips
No matter the length of your trip these items make or break the comfort of a vacation.
3. Medication or a First Aid Kit with Benadryl and Ibuprofen
Whether these are forgotten entirely or the trip is extended, medication is something one should consider packing extra of. Having Benadryl on hand for adverse reactions to new allergens or foods, as well as Ibuprofen for aches and pains associated with travel can assist in the comfort of a trip.
4. Hand Sanitizer
You never know when you will be in a pinch when eating a messy on-the-go snack or run into a rest stop without soap.
If you forget this one, we hope you remember aloe! Sunscreen is often sold at a hefty premium in souvenir shops and is always best to err on the side of caution. It is possible to get burnt in locations with overcast skies.
6. Rain Jacket or Umbrella
Unexpected downpours can put a damper on outdoor adventures leaving one with soggy shoes and boots. When packing, search for ponchos and rain jackets which can roll into small sizes as these items are typically light weight.
7. Lip Balm
This item is easy to pack but hard to remember until your lips are chapped. Lip balm is essential if traveling on an airplane or to a destination with extra wind or sunshine.
There is nothing like getting to your destination, unpacking for the evening and realizing you are missing an important item. When you make your list and check it twice - do not forget these items on your next road trip!
-The Holiday Inn Team