16 Crazy Useful Things You Wouldn’t Think to Pack for Vacation

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10. Band Aids

This seems like an obvious choice, but a lot of people don’t think of this when packing for a fun vacation abroad. Even having a few band aids can be a lifesaver if you find yourself with scrapes or blisters after a long day of walking around. As well, in some places in the world, tattoos have a different cultural meaning than you might be aware of. Covering them up with a band aid is a quick fix for a potentially awkward situation.

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11. Flip Flops

Even if you’re traveling in winter, make sure to take a pair of flip flops along. Use them in the shower in shared accommodation, or in the halls of the hotel. As well, getting your expensive pair of walking shoes wet in the rain can make them squishy and damp for days. Bringing a pair of flip flops along for rainstorms can save you days of walking in gross shoes.

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12. Stain Remover

Packing a pocket stain remover stick can help if you travel with clothes that you really like. Nothing is worse than getting marinara on your favorite shirt, and being far away from a washing machine. At the very least, a stain remover stick will help minimize the damage that messy food and dirt can cause.

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