Planning a vacation is such an exciting time, and the planning process doesn’t stop once we have a hotel and flight booked. That’s just the beginning, then comes time to think about what else we need to make it a fantastic vacation. There are many things you need to think of when you’re planning your holiday, but I thought I would share some essentials you need for your vacation.
Vacation Essentials: A camera
Nowadays we all have a camera close at hand. But there are moments that you will experience that should be captured in the best quality you can get your hands on. Some things are mobile phone worthy, but even on social media, you will see photos that are a step above what your camera phone can capture. You are going to see so many interesting things on your vacation that you should be taking a good camera with you. As we talked about previously, you are likely to go to different attractions and see amazing things, so a camera is essential for this. Make sure you pack some extra batteries or take your camera charger with you so that if the battery drains, you can easily get it working again.
A hire car
Unless you are happy to stay in the same area for the whole trip, you should find some transportation so you can see more of the area. There are so many different cities to visit, such as in the U.S, so you should look into hiring a car so you can get around and make the most of your trip.
If you are lucky enough to have family or friends in the area you are visiting you might think that it’s worth skipping. When you go on holiday people are normally still going on with their daily lives around you, so a hire car gives you the flexibility to move around freely.
Public transportation in the US isn’t as reliable as it is in Europe, and you won’t want to waste your precious holiday time waiting around to get from place to place. Just make sure you have the proper documentation with you, so you are legally able to drive the car!
Vacation Essentials: The right clothes
If you want to have an enjoyable trip, it would be recommended that you take a broad range of clothing with you. After all, if it is a place you have never been to, you might not know exactly what to expect. Take along with you some short and long sleeved tops, as well as a raincoat, so you can keep protected if it does start raining. If the weather is predicted to be sunny, you should make sure you take a sun hat and sunglasses with you to keep yourself safe. Here are a few more tips for packing your suitcase.
A travel buddy
I’m all for being a solo traveller, but another option would be for you to find a travel buddy who can share the experience with you. You get to talk about how great the area is, and take fun photos together. It’s also good for safety reasons as someone else knows where you are. If you don’t have a friend or family member who can go with you, you can look at sites such as TravBuddy, to find people who are travelling in that city.
A First Aid Kit
This one might not be on the top of your list, but it is important to carry and is definitely one of the essentials you need for your vacation. If you end up hurting yourself while you’re on vacation, you should take along a first aid kit, so that you can look after the injury. You can buy many first aid travel boxes from sites such as Amazon, which you can pack in your suitcase. It will be equipped with bandages and creams to help with the injury.
There are so many things to consider when getting ready for your trip, and quite a lot of things that can be considered essentials. I happen to think that if you sort out the big things as I’ve just mentioned, the rest of the trip can easily fall into place.
What essentials do you need for your vacation?