Preparing a travel first aid kit for your summer holidays may well seem rather strange and perhaps a pessimistic view.
An already stressful situation only gets increasingly worse! Certainly not fun! It's not pleasant looking at the boxes in the pharmacy, trying to decipher the items, hoping that you remember a grain of your schooling's languages!
So being forewarned, is being forearmed, and lets hope you return home without the need to open your travel first aid kit!
So to start with make sure that you have an easy portable travel first aid kit. Take a look at our refill page for the types of things that you would need to include or our homemade first aid kit, if you wish to put together your own.
Now take a look at your destination. What ailments are you most likely to suffer with whilst there, that you need to have a solution in your travel first aid kit; for instance:
There are also those medicines that you may need to function every day, whether these are prescription or herbal.
Make sure you pack these safely. For those that are diabetic, do make sure you have sufficient insulin to survive your trip, and that you have somewhere suitable at your destination to store your spares!
Finally, don't forgot anything along the lines of birth control medication or prevention! It is nice having memento's to bring home, but those ones are lifetime choices!
For many, we seek warmer climes for our vacationing periods, and despite all warnings about the sun, we don't always adhere to them.
For many years I myself would seek the coolest darkest place on our holiday's as I only had to look at the sun to get burnt. The thoughts of travelling to far flung (hot) places, did not appeal due to the heat. As my years have gone by, I find that I am quite easy to tan on my arms and chest. I am forever supported by lily-white legs, and my tummy has not seen daylight since I was about 12! But I have dealt with my fair share of sunburn and here is howÃ–
Sunburn is one element that you may not be able to wholly prevent (ever been sunburnt on a cloudy day!), but you can at least forearm yourself for the situation.
The most effective way is to research your holiday destination, check out the heat on expected for the time of year for travelling. With this information you can either head to your local drugstore, or shop online, to purchase your suncream or aftersun. Here are a selection of products available to you through Amazon, including my highly recommended Banana Boat Aloe Vera gel, I will not use any other after sun!
Armed with your sun protection, don't forget your sun hat, sun glasses, and of course that you use the sun protection you should be set to have a whale of a time.
Remember these aren't just fashion accessories, their use can mean the difference between a fun holiday and one that is filled with pain; not really what you want on vacation eh?