It’s never too late to travel and explore the world, no matter what your age. Traveling helps you gain new experiences, meet people from all walks of life, experience beauty on the other side of the world, boost your confidence, widens your horizon and numerous other benefits. Traveling after retirement, without any work-related worries and a free mind is a great idea! You can either find yourself a leisure trip at Bali or explore the wild with Nepal Trekking Packages.
With approaching age you must make sure that you plan the trip as per your capabilities and pack everything you need to avoid the last-minute hustle. You must plan your whole trip and get your reservations done in advance. When you’re traveling to a new destination you should do thorough research about the place, so that it suits your idea of a perfect vacation.
Let’s look at some of the essential things you must pack for your travel:
It is one of the most important documents, for identification purposes and entitles you to travel around the globe. Keep it safe and handy. Make sure your passport has more than 6 months of validity otherwise you must renew it to avoid any problems at the Passport control. Carry a xerox or soft copy of this document in case you lose it.
- Travel Insurance:
In case something goes wrong medically, you might get yourself a huge bill from the medical services. Make sure you have valid travel insurance that covers all the destinations in your itinerary. We highly recommend talking to your insurance company and finding yourself the right medical care package.
- ATM/Debit/Credit Cards:
It’s advisable to carry plastic money rather than managing all the cash in your wallet. Especially if you’re traveling abroad Forex cards are a good option to avoid hassle and carrying different currencies. Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted all around the world and would put you at ease.
It’s a good practice to wear a wristwatch and keep track of time. Make sure your watch is precisely calibrated with the local time to avoid any confusion.
- Prescription Medicines:
If your doctor has prescribed any medicines or you have a medical condition, make sure you carry your prescription and the medicines with you. Make sure you carry an extra supply of those medicines, in case your stay gets extended. You can also make a first aid kit and put some OTC drugs.
- Toiletry kit:
Even though a lot of hotels provide you with toiletries, it’s recommended to carry some basic toiletries, if you have any allergies or have special preferences when it comes to brand and the type. If you plan to pack your toiletry kit in carryon bags, make sure they are in 100 ml, clear containers and follow the TSA’s compliance.
- Universal Plug adapters:
Every country has a different port for sockets and it is a possibility that your phone charger might not fit into it. Make sure you carry a Universal Plug adapter and keep it handy with you during travel.
- Warm clothes/Rain Gear:
Study the temperature and climate of the destination and carry clothes accordingly. Make sure you keep extra jackets, raincoat, and umbrella so that you are always prepared for the ever-changing weather.
- Mosquito and Insect Repellant:
Scare away the insects and mosquitoes with a mild repellant. If you happen to be trekking or hiking and living in tents, these things can come in Handy.
Imagine losing your track on the trekking trip, with your phone dead and the night approaching, a flashlight would prove to be a lifesaver.
- Walking shoes:
Carry your favorite and comfortable pair of walking shoes. You’ll be walking a lot while exploring the new cities. You don’t want your feet to swell up or get tired quick. Comfortable shoes are a must for a trip which would involve a lot of walking.
12. Water Bottle:
Stay hydrated on the go; carry a vacuum flask to keep the water at your favorite temperature. You don’t want to buy plastic water bottles that add a hole to your pocket and the environment as well.
- Power Bank:
We seem to rely on our phones for tickets, navigations, calls and even entertainment purposes. Our phone battery sometimes even runs out of juice before the day ends especially when you are traveling. It is recommended that you keep a power bank to charge your phone on the go.
Pack your bags and get ready to enjoy the perfect vacation, you had been waiting for. Bon Voyage!
This guest post was graciously provided by Manmohan Singh. Manmohan is a Yoga Teacher and a Traveller in India. Manmohan Singh conducts Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh. He loves writing and reading books related to Yoga, Nature, Himalayas, and Trekking tours in India.