As you know, I love travelling and have travelled all around the world. To make travelling as enjoyable as possible, I have compiled some top tips that I hope you find useful. Remember - I’m with you every step of the way...
1) Carry copies of your Covid pass, passport and other important documents
Make a paper copy of your Covid pass; take a photo or get a photocopy of your passport and other important documents. You could email yourself copies too. You never know when you might need to have some sort of documentation with you and might not want to carry your original. Additionally, if your passport gets lost or stolen, having a copy will come in handy for your police report.
2) Get travel insurance
Travel insurance is the most important thing you get that you never want to use. If anything goes wrong, you don’t want to be out of pocket. Ensure you have adequate cover for your trip, including Covid cover.
3) Take pictures of your luggage and clothes
If your bag gets lost, this will help identify it more easily and speed up the process of having your travel insurance reimburse you.
4) Use packing cubes
Packing cubes are an excellent way to maximise the space in your case or holdall. They are really useful for organising your clothing when travelling.
5) Carry medicine in your hand luggage
Carry a few days medicine in your hand luggage just in case your checked luggage is delayed or lost. And it's always wise to carry a copy of your prescription in case you need extra medication.
6) Be prepared for airport security
Make sure you have your hand luggage liquids in the correct sized bottles and in the correct sized plastic bag. The limit is one bag per passenger.
7) Carry an empty water bottle in your hand luggage
Take an empty water bottle through airport security and fill it up at your gate. It's important to stay hydrated on board.
8) Make sure you have a small amount of local currency
Even if you mostly pay for things with a card while you're away, it's always useful to have some local currency in small denominations for any initial purchases and tips.
9) Pack a small bag in your suitcase or hand luggage
This can be used for dirty laundry or for day trips out.
10) Carry a basic First Aid kit
Accidents can happen, so be prepared. Pack plasters, antibacterial cream and ointments for minor cuts and scrapes. You never know when you’re going to need it and you can’t always get it when you travel.
11) Take a jacket, cardigan or pashmina
Pack or wear an extra layer, as nights can get chilly, as can the aircon on an aeroplane.
12) Pack an extension multiway adapter
If you have one of these, you'll only need to bring one adapter.