This is one of many posts about “how to pack like a boss!” In this post, I will discuss the critical question “what should I pack?”
Packing light is essential for just about every type of travel. But unfortunately for beginners the “packing light” mantra is much easier said than done. After Lots of research, and trying out different arrangements in my carry-on, I have compiled a list of MUST HAVE items for your trip. Please remember, in order to pack light, you must pack for the BEST case scenario (thank you Rick Steve’s). Now – let’s get started!!
Wondering about the allergy medicine?
As a disclaimer, I am neither a doctor or pharmacist. The information I am sharing here was learned via the internet and my immunology courses in college.
When you travel you expose your body to new microbes, pollen’s, and chemicals and as a result, some people will develop an allergy to one or more of these factors and present with the associated symptoms (itchy watery eyes, sneezing, fatigue, scratchy throat, hives…) You can greatly reduce your risk of an allergy attack by taking a daily dose of a 24hr non-drowsy allergy medicine such as Loratadine. Why two weeks ahead? It takes 3 whole days for the medication to START working in your system, and it takes (for most individuals) about 2 weeks to have full coverage. That means you start your regimen 2 weeks before your trip, and you bring enough of the medicine to last its duration! No one want’s to be sleep, itchy, or constantly sneezing during their vacation!
What are some of your travel tips?? Let us know in the comments below!! As always, if you have any questions about anything listed above, please let me know, I’d be happy to answer them 🙂