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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Keep Your Flight Boarding Pass and Get Discounts on Your Vacation

After boarding a flight, most people just stuff their boarding pass into their carry-on and forget about it. By doing this, you’re missing out on potential savings. Many airlines offer discounts and freebies for those who keep their boarding pass. Depending on where you land, you could score savings on tourist attractions, restaurants, wine, or even airport transfers.

The Most Common Scams from Around the World

There’s nothing like traversing the world and exploring new countries and cultures, but sometimes the experience is spoiled by dishonorable people preying on uninformed travelers. If you make an effort to learn about the classic scams, you’re unlikely to fall victim to them and can just enjoy the positive side of your trip. To help, here’s a list of common scams around the world for you to get acquainted with.

How to Make Friends During Your Trip

One of the biggest fears of people who want to embark on a solo trip is being alone. They think meeting new people will be a struggle, and if they can’t find a partner to travel with, they just cancel or postpone their adventure. The truth is that with a little bit of planning and initiative, it’s actually harder to be alone than you think. The travel community is extremely welcoming and one doesn’t need to try hard to be part of it.