4. Don’t Forget Snacks
Most of the time, the food that comes with economical transportation is unappealing or nonexistent. You can avoid a growling stomach if you’ve included snacks on your packing list. Depending on how you’re traveling, you could even take a meal with you, such as a sandwich, chips, cut veggies, and fruit. But anywhere you go, you can bring tasty munchies that aren’t a problem to keep fresh and available.
Nuts, dry-roasted chickpeas or edamame, pretzels, chips, seeds, trail mix, cookies, dried fruit, jerky, granola, protein bars, and dark chocolate are all great options. Not only are these good for eating between meals, but they can be a lifesaver if the unexpected happens during your trip.
5. Keep Your Medicines In Your Carry-On
Staying healthy is a top priority when we travel. If you have prescription drugs that you take regularly, keep them in your carry-on bag. You don’t want to be without them if your checked luggage gets lost or your travel plans change.
We also recommend taking a “medicine bag” of over-the-counter drugs you tend to use. We’re highly allergic to insect bites, for instance, so we always include Benadryl. Ibuprofen or acetaminophen, sinus-relief medicines, cough drops, antacids, saline eye drops or contact solution, Emergen-C, or your vitamins of choice can all come along.
We like to use a bright red cosmetics bag that’s easy to identify. Keep a few of these most-used items in your carry-on, too.
6. Pack Right, But Pack Light
Even when travel goes smoothly, it’s a