With the summer holidays underway it is the perfect time to plan an overseas holiday with friends and family. If you have found cheap air ticket from Mumbai to Bangkok, it is time you embark on a journey. Travelling abroad is an exciting experience. Therefore, if you have been feeling jumpy before an upcoming trip to a foreign land, let us remind you that it is a very normal feeling.
Irrespective of how many times you have taken a trip before, the night before your travel can leave you feeling jittery and unsuspectingly nervous. However, amidst all the excitement, make sure you are adequately packed. Besides the passport which is the most valid documents you need to travel abroad, we have enlisted the following items you must not forget to carry –
Pack Prescription Medicines/ First-aid Kit
If you are required to take prescription medicines, make sure you carry the complete supply of medicines. For example, if you are going on a 10-day trip, make sure you bring medicine that will last you that along. Besides the medications, make sure you also take a legitimate prescription along with you. This is important, just in case, there is a surprise check at the airport or immigration.
In addition to that, carry a small first aid kit that will in include cotton swabs, Band-Aids, digestive medicines, aspirin and pain-relieving drugs, etc.
Carry a Fanny Pack
Fanny packs are waist bags that have various pockets and section in which you can store your money, phone, and other essential items. Although, fanny packs sound old school, but trust us it will make your life much easier when you are on the trip. For starters, you will not have to dig out your wallet to take out small change money. You can secure your subway ticket or amusement park ticket it in. Your hands will be relatively freer, and you can move around the place very freely.
Whether you are travelling to a warm or cold place, you have no idea how handy an umbrella can be. It will come to your secure in case of an unexpected spell of rain and scorching heat during the day. Pack an umbrella which is small and can easily fit in a handbag or the bag-pack. Space management is key, therefore if you do not have one already, invest in a 3-fold umbrella.
Tablet computer, Smartphone, and DSLR camera are some electronic gadgets that people carry with them when travelling abroad. You may be carrying any one of these items or all of them. However, these devices will not last your long if you forget to bring the charger. Therefore, the night before the trip make sure that your charge these equipment’s, especially the batteries of your DLSR camera and you put them in an organiser before putting it in your travel bag.
Take Copies of the Travel Documents
Carrying the original copy of your passport, travel insurance card is a must. However, along with these, you should also carry the photocopy of these essential documents. Just in the case due to an unforeseen circumstance you lose these valid travel documents, you can always show the copy of your passport that will allow the authorities of the country to verify your identity.
According to a Business Standard report from 2014, there has been a 21% rise in the number of Indian travelling abroad. In fact, for the rising middle class of this country, taking a trip abroad is a primary pursuit of their life. This is the reason, why travel portals like Yatra offer cheap air tickets from Mumbai to Bangkok and to other foreign destinations during peak holiday season. So, if you are considering travelling abroad anytime soon, make sure you do it in advance to strike the best deals and discounts.
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11 thoughts on “Travelling Abroad? Here are Five Things You Need to Carry!”
Nice one Manjulika!
Although many people don’t, I think carrying a portable umbrella is sensible travel advice. It rains everywhere and won’t you be glad to have shelter when other travelers are scrambling under trees and shops?
I must admit, I’m one of those people who would rather just run through the rain than carry an umbrella, haha 😀 Very sound advice, though!
Great list! A small umbrella is something that I always forget to carry when travelling – I usually just end up getting soaking wet if it rains. I think a fanny pack is a great tip too – I find them a bit bulky so usually go for a money belt as they are flat and sit discretely on your stomach!
For me charger is the most important thing. I never carry first aid kit. But then I am just rash. As I am growing older and wiser I understand the importance of a well stocked first aid kit.
You certainly have some excellent advice on how to prepare for a trip. We got found out by not having a copy of our credit card we used to book a flight, so we always carry that around now. We are those people who run through the rain as we forgot the umbrella!
I love that you have an umbrella on your list. The amount of times we have been caught in a downpour and wished we had one…… Although knowing me, even if I brought one I’d probably leave it behind in the hotel room and still get caught out…..
Completely agree with this whole list! Although I don’t have an umbrella (I wish I did sometimes) but I have a great rain mac that fits into my backpack well. I also always carry a head torch and my swiss army knife… But that’s probably because of where I’m backpacking right now haha. I love my fanny pack. Although it’s not as nice as the one in your image!
I am reading your post at such a perfect time…am packing for a trip to Russia! We went to Croatia and got stuck in rain..I wish we had the umbrella. I would love to add a light jacket in the list…weather is always unpredictable!
Charger and Umbrellas are the first thing I pack for travelling. First aid kit is real necessary item. Travel copies I carry them as soft copy on mail or icloud. I need to buy that fanny bag because I have to dig for small tickets or coins in my purse.
Along with all of these for me, my toothbrush is also very important for me. Within this list, I will consider umbrella as the most important thing. Once during my visit to Sikkim because of not carrying an umbrella with me my whole travel experience had lost in vain, as the dairy got weet and I had written with ink.