Essentials to remember when travelling

It’s the night before your trip. You’ve packed the majority of your suitcase, and you’re convinced that you’ve not missed anything. But what about those little essentials that are so easy to forget? Here’s a quick checklist to help you keep on top of everything!

  • Electronics chargers: so easy to forget! I mean, you’ll probably be charging your phone overnight before you leave, making it so easy to leave out of your suitcase the next morning. Make sure you have phone chargers, tablet/e-Book chargers, and laptop chargers all safely stowed away. 
  • Medication: remember to pack any essentials like prescribed medication before you set off. There’s nothing worse than being stuck in a country where you can’t access the medication that you need. 
  • Toiletries: anything you may use on the morning of your trip and consequently leave in the bathroom! Think toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo and conditioner, mouthwash, face wash, and shower gel. 
  • Electronic adapters: more often than not, you’ll be travelling to a country which doesn’t use the same electric plugs that we’re used to! Remember to bring a couple of adapters with you, or better still, pack one adapter and an extension lead to maximise suitcase space. 
  • Sunglasses: sure, you can buy them again at the airport if you leave them behind, but they’re never quite the same as your favourite pair…
  • Currency: double check that you haven’t left some of your stash of cash laying around the house. Count and count again! 
  • Train/plane tickets & boarding passes: you believe you’ll never be ‘that person’ who forgets such an essential. It’s so easily done! Pack them in a small ring binder or plastic wallet for peace of mind. 
  • Passport: another essential. Seriously, check that you’ve got it in a safe space and you won’t regret it. 

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Molly Hare

Molly Hare // Student Wire Magazine Editor // PR and Journalism student at Leeds Beckett // Book worm, cocktail connoisseur, gherkin fanatic //

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