Going somewhere with your family? A long vacation? Do you have the travel essentials you need?
Leaving your house for a long time could be worrisome. When I say “worrisome”, I’m not talking about your house, I’m talking about you.
It’s already a given that since you will be gone for a long time, you will check and secure everything. I mean, I bet you’ve already experienced that feeling when you think you’re forgetting something but you actually aren’t? That is so annoying! The harsh part is when you’ve actually forgotten something and it’s very important. Yeah, that’s what I’m talking about.
Here’s a list of travel essentials for long family vacations.
Since it’s a long family vacation, you would have to bring more than what you usually pack. Here is a set of matching weekend bags large travel sacks to have all your stuff safely stored. The set comes with 2 XL bags, 1 L bag, and 1 M bag. Bring them all or just choose from any of them, whichever you would prefer.
When it comes to packing toiletries, undergarments, and other small necessities, it is better to keep them in a separate bag. To help you with that, I recommend this toiletry bag waterproof makeup kit. A good thing about keeping these things in one bag is so that it won’t scatter inside your big luggage. With this travel essential, you won’t worry about cluttering your luggage.
If your bag doesn’t have a special pocket for shoes, grab this shoe travel bag drawstring organizer. Sure you could always wrap your shoes with plastic but it’s still breakable and not really good for dear Mother Nature. This travel essential is reusable, eco-friendly, and washable.
A neck pillow is good, but this trendy scarf travel neck pillow support is better. Having this wrapped around while slipping will prevent you from having a stiff neck. It is made convenient to bring for travel because it’s foldable, you can safely store it in your bags and it does not consume too much space. It is also available in different colors.
Have a portable blanket with you, how about this 2in1 fluffy blanket character pillow. Carry it like a bag, which could also be used as a pillow, unzip it to have an instant blanket. This is a good travel essential to bring especially during long drives or plane rides.
It’s better to be prepared at all times, get this survival bag emergency kit (21 pieces). If you are going on a long vacation with your family, do not forget this travel essential especially if you have a member who needs special attention.
Long travels during hot weather could make you feel stuffy, have a battery operated fans wearable device with you. This goes around your neck so that the air it releases will head directly to your face. This travel essential will help you breathe easily on scorching heat.
This is just an extra but it could be a useful travel essential especially on sudden stopovers by the beach or at a park. Walk a few steps to let this inflatable lounger catch some air, seal it, and it’s ready to use.
Here is another extra travel essential for emergencies. The camping equipment utensil tool is multipurpose, it can be used as a spoon, fork, knife, can opener or bottle opener.
If you are going on a long family vacation overseas, you would have to bring a portable digital scale just like this one. We all know that riding planes and boats have limitations with luggage so for you to avoid excesses, use this portable scale. You wouldn’t like having unexpected expenses on your vacation or even leave your belongings behind.
I hope this will be a good checklist of travel essentials for your long family vacation. I’ve even added some extras if in case you’ll need those too.
With what I’m about to say, let us not use the term “overpacked” because it sounds negative to me. Always remember that it is still better to be “properly packed” than to be “under packed”.
That’s it. Enjoy your family staycation!