Traveling is an invigorating experience, no matter where you go or how you get there, but things can turn on a dime when you realize you’ve forgotten some essential items for your journey. Some travel necessities are more easily forgotten than others. You don’t want to find yourself countless miles and hours away without something you need, though. Don’t forget to pack these 9 easily forgotten travel necessities.
Doh! You left your tooth brush in the bathroom back home. Now you have to either invest in a new one or buy one of those disposable scrubbers that never really whiten or clean your teeth the way they need. Don’t forget to double check your bags for essential toiletries.
Nothing ruins a trip or vacation like a migraine or splitting muscle ache. Make sure you bring all of the first-aid and medical supplies you might need on your next journey.
- Contacts or Glasses
You actually want to see where you’re headed don’t you? Although packing essentials for eyesight might seem like a no-brainer, glasses and contacts are among the most easily forgettable travel essentials.
- Grooming Items
You don’t want to have a perpetually bad hair day while you’re traveling. Forgetting to bring your hairbrush, dryer or straightener.
- Passport and I.D.
You do not want to try going through TSA without a passport. Likewise, you don’t want to be stranded in a new area without any identification. Anything could happen.
- Proper Attire
Depending on the weather at your destination, you always want to be prepared with the right clothing. Be sure to pack a raincoat, an extra pair of socks, underwear, and anything else that might prepare you for potential rain or otherwise stormy weather.
Money makes the world go around, and you don’t want to be caught somewhere without enough. You might need some extra cash for cab or bus fare. Maybe there’s a souvenir you’d like to buy.
You should make it a habit to bring your travel receipts everywhere you go. Even though most paperwork can be found in virtual form nowadays, it might come in handy to have a hard copy of your hotel receipts, for example.
You’re phone is dead and there’s no way to charge it. What are you going to do? Always, always, always ensure that you’ve packed your cell phone and laptop chargers before taking off.