Essential Items for Your Cary-on Travel Bag

Packing the necessary things for the next trip abroad is not a pleasant experience. While you can’t allow leaving any item behind, you also need to fit them perfectly inside your luggage. Finding the perfect balance between these two situations always makes it more difficult for travelers. What’s more, you also need to put the emergency things in your carry-on bag. To make it easier for you, I have made a list of the essential items for your carry-on. Let’s see which they are, shall we?

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Prescribed Medicines

If you have any prescribed medication, you should never forget to take the medicine with you while you are traveling. This is not an option, but an obligation. However, when you put the medicine on your main luggage, chances are you won’t find them when necessary. Sometimes, they could also get lost, stolen or broken.

If there are lots of medicines, you should keep at least two days medication in the carry-on. This will make sure that you are covered throughout your journey. It is also wise to take the full course of medicine. You never know whether the medicines will be available in your destination. If you have to carry any liquid medication, declare them before entering the screening area.

Cash and Other Financial Equivalents

A large number of cash equivalents like prepaid debit cards, traveler cheque or bond could be replaced. If any of these things get stolen during your travel, you might be eligible to get free replacement. However, the total replacement process will take a few days to complete. And before the replacement, you will not have access to your money again. And obviously, stolen cash could not be replaced at all.

While traveling, you should always keep the money and other valuable equivalents close to you. And the best way to do that is to place them in your carry-on bag. Keeping them close will reduce the chances of losing them.

Travel Plan Documentation

Most foreign countries will require you to have a travel plan. This plan is helpful for both the tourists and the authorities. The travel plan should include things like where you will reside, the duration of your stay in different places. It is easier to have the travels plans in your carry-on bag than having it in the luggage.

Things like your visa, hotel plans, itineraries, plane tickets etc. should be placed inside the carry-on bag so that you can access them anytime you want. They will also help you to make the boarding and other processes faster.

Electronics and Valuables

If you are carrying small electronic device or other valuable devices, they should be placed inside the carry-on bag too. In most cases, electronic items are not covered by the travel plans. Therefore, putting them in your luggage doesn’t ensure proper safety for these items. To be absolutely sure, have them in your carry-on and enjoy your peace of mind.

In Conclusion

It is very important to have the necessary things when you are traveling abroad. And the things mentioned above should always be top priorities for any frequent traveler. What do you think about these items? Let me know by leaving a comment below.

How to Avoid Getting Sick on a Cruise

For some people, it is very hard to stay healthy in cruise ships. They always seem to feel uncomfortable in the ships. Do you feel the same too?


Actually, staying healthy on family cruises is not that hard. All you need to do is follow some standard precautions and safety procedures. In this article, I will share some proven ways to staying healthy in family cruises.

First of all, let’s debunk a common myth. Most people believe that the health problems come from the ship. But in reality, most of the health issues originate from other passengers. When a passenger gets sick, the illness can spread through the door handles, elevator buttons, handrails, railings etc.

Now, let’s see what steps you can take to ensure a happy and healthy family cruise.

Wash Your Hands

Washing hands regularly is the easiest and most effective way of staying healthy in any ship.If you haven’t done already, teach the kids how to properly wash their hands.

Use the Sanitizer

You will find multiple hand sanitizers at the entrance of every dining room and in several other places of the ship.Every time you pass through one of them, make sure that all members of your family have sanitized their hands.

Be Cautious about Self-serving foods:

Most cruise ships have buffet lines. When in a buffet line, try to avoid the utensils that are used by most people. The same thing also applies for the ice cream dispenser and self-serve beverages. Re-sanitizing your hands before and after eating will be great.

Choose Bottled Water

You can definitely rely on the water provided by your cruise ship. However, if you want to be super sure, drinking bottled water could be the solution. You can get bottled water from various ports of call.

Eat Cooked Foods

All the cruise ships maintain a high standard in preparing food for the passengers. However, when you are visiting ports of call, try to eat cooked foods only. The high temperature will kill any bacteria.

Get Enough Sleep

It is likely that your ship will have various ways of entertainment. And it could be very tempting to stay awake as long as possible. However, this could weaken your natural immune system and make your sick. Therefore, don’t forget to ensure some quality nap time for you and the family.

Use the Sunscreen

With the strong ocean breeze, you might forget about the strong sun rays. However, you should use the appropriate sunscreen in the necessary amount. Otherwise, you will regret the sunburns later.

Plan Ahead

If you already have problems with cruise ships, there are some steps which could reduce the chances of your getting seasick. However, if you have never cruised before, you should take the chance and find out if you are suitable for the family cruise.

Mind the Sick Passengers

If any of your fellow passengers look ill, you should avoid being in close contact with that person. And if someone is constantly vomiting or coughing, you should inform the ship crews. They will take the necessary steps.

In Conclusion

Now that you know the tips to stay healthy in cruises, there is no reason why you shouldn’t join in the fun family cruises. Let me know which tip sounds most effective to you. And if you have any other tip to add here, let me know that too. I will be glad to take a look.