If you have a big trip on the horizon, you might be wondering about what to take with you over this long journey. While you might be used to packing for a weekend or a trip that’s relatively close to home, if you’re going to be gone for a longer time or are going to be very far away, you may need to be a little more careful and thoughtful about what you pack to take with you.
To assist you with this, here are three things to bring with you on your next big trip.
Backup Copies Of Important Documents
If you’re traveling within your own country and you lose some of your identification documents, those things can usually be looked up for you if need be. But if you’re going to be in another country, you’re going to need to have some way to get the documents you need if they get lost or stolen.
Knowing this, it’s a good idea to have backup copies of your important documents that you keep with you or have available for you to get it necessary. You could keep copies of your documents in a separate part of your luggage so that, if your wallet or purse gets taken, you can still have the documents you need. Or, if you’d rather keep digital copies, you can leave them with someone you trust and have them send them to you if need be.
Protection For Your Phone
When you’re traveling, you’ll likely be using your phone a lot more than you would on a typical day. To see where you are, stay in communication with your loved ones, check your reservations, take photos and videos to remember for a lifetime, and more, you’ll likely be pulling your phone out over and over again. And since many of the photo-worthy places you stop at could be dangerous for your phone, it’s a good idea to bring some protection along.
If you don’t already have a rugged phone that can handle some abuse, you may want to get a new case or screen protector for your current phone. This way, if you drop your phone, get it wet, or spill something on it, there will be an extra layer of protection available to ensure that you’ll still be able to use your phone on your trip.
Make Laundry Issues Easy
When you’ll be away from home for an extended period of time but don’t want to have to pack brand new clothes for each of these days, you’ll have to come up with some way to get your laundry done while you’re on the move. While you can send out your clothes to be cleaned, you can save yourself a lot of money by doing your laundry yourself.
With just some laundry detergent that’s easy to carry in your luggage and is good at fighting odors, you can quickly and easily wash your clothes in a sink or bathtub and let them air dry. This way, you can have clean clothes without a lot of hassle.
If you’re going on a big trip soon, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you pack accordingly.