The time is coming where it may be possible for us to go on our long-anticipated holiday to a different country, or at least be able to have a staycation. Packing for these trips can be exciting but can turn stressful rapidly. It may be the case that some men just throw a few things in the suitcase the day of the trip and hope for the best, but this can cause a lot of grief whilst away due to forgotten essentials. In this article, we will go through the most important essentials any man needs when going away.
Before You Go:
Download Offline Maps
If you don’t have data roaming abroad it is best to have all the maps downloaded on your phone that you think you may need. There is nothing worse than going to a foreign place and not knowing how to get to your hotel or any attractions. Downloading the maps will help to identify places you may have missed and will keep you on track of your location.
Download A Translation App
If you are lucky enough to be able to travel to a foreign country, a good translation app is a must on anyone’s list. It can help in so many ways including reading signs, ordering food and also speaking to locals. Most good apps also translate in real-time.
Have A Copy Of Essential Documents
No matter what type of holiday people go on, it is a great idea to have a copy of all documents that will be hard to replace such as passports, visas etc. This can be done by either photocopying everything separately or by taking photos and sending it to yourself via email.
This may be an obvious essential but you would be surprised by the number of people who get to the airport or dock and then realise that they have forgotten their passport. This is a must and it needs to be in a place easily accessible, if you don’t have this, you will not be going on the trip.
Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC)
A European Health Insurance Card is still valid but cannot be purchased anymore. If you are travelling, it is important to purchase a Global Health Insurance Card which covers worldwide travel. This can be applied for via the government website.
The GHIC is essential but it is more essential to have proper travel insurance as this will help with medical expenses and much more. It is important to know what the holiday will include as you will need to ensure that the insurance covers the holiday needs.
A good quality pair of sunglasses make an essential for all travel no matter where you are going. Make sure they are suited to your face shape as well as being a great all-rounder for the pool or going on travels.
Swim Shorts are another essential item, whether you are spending time in the pool, at the beach or you stumble upon a secluded fountain. Wherever you go its great to have a pair of swim shorts in your bag just in case.
Coming Home Clothes:
This is the last thing on peoples mind when going away but also a very important set of clothing. If you are coming back to the UK from a sunny destination, its best to have some warm clothes to come back to. A full tracksuit is a great way to keep comfy and warm whilst on the flight home as well as them being easy to put on and take off if you get too hot or cold.