5 Must Haves You Totally Forget to Pack When Going On Vacation
Yes, it’s the vacation, holiday, time to spend with your family or friends
This is the time to forget about work and forget about the stress of your day-to-day life. You long to hear the sound of the ocean from your balcony. Or, you can’t wait to spend all day basking in the sun getting a tan. But in all the effort to forget everything, once you finally unpack, you realize you ended up forgetting half your things. Go figure. Lucky for you, Tekoia has come to the rescue with 5 must haves people tend to forget to pack in hopes that our readers will not forget about this post. Let’s get started.
Believe it or not, sunglasses are a frequently forgotten item to pack. You may think that you will realize you forgot your shades after you spend an hour getting ready to go to the beach, roll out your towel, and grab your sun hat – but you don’t. It’s not until you look out and a see sunglasses on every single person on the beach, including the service people, that you have a Homer Simpson moment and say, “D’oh.” Fortunately, or unfortunately, the locals know this all too well, and patiently wait to hear the “tourist d’oh” to make their move. They conveniently (and expensively) sell sunglasses, among other essential tourist items, all along the side of the beach. So, instead of forking over your cash on flimsy sunglasses that you know are marked up, buy a few pairs when you’re at home and place them in your beach bag, suitcase and carry-on bag.
2. Your Chargers and Batteries
Don’t be fooled into thinking you need a gadget-free vacation. Bring your smartphone, camera and any other device you see fit to make your experience more pleasurable and hassle-free. But, remember your gadgets need their chargers and batteries. So, if you don’t want your friends and family thinking you died because you didn’t Instagram photos of you splashing around or of your latest bikini outfit, bring all your necessary chargers.
3. Reusable Water Bottle
It’s not even funny how much you end up spending on water every day you’re on vacation. On top of the expense, you’re left with accumulating trash that you’re not sure the hotel will recycle. A simple solution to save both your time and money is to carry along a reusable water bottle. You can refill it whenever you come across potable water or you can buy a large bottle of water and refill your carry-along bottle when necessary. So, stay hydrated and get yourself a nifty BPA-free reusable water bottle.
4. Sun Screen
Has this happened to you? You’re wanting to catch a few rays at the beach and you end up falling asleep, only to wake up with the sudden realization that you “cooked” yourself overdone? While you may think you will pick up some sunscreen on your travels, most likely you will…forget. Make sure to stock up on sunscreen before you leave for vacation. A great tip is to put your sunscreen in your beach bag and then put your beach bag in your suitcase for easy access.
5. Portable Blu-Ray Player
Who says you can’t watch a movie or two when you’re on vacation? Even if it’s only for the plane ride, or to avoid renting overpriced hotel Pay-per-view movies, having a portable Blu-Ray player can come in handy. A user of the SumeMote universal remote app did exactly this when he went on vacation: So, make sure to download the Tekoia SURE app – the 1st smart universal remote which lets you control all your digital media, home automation and other appliances with your smartphone. Got Everything? Going on holiday is something that everyone looks forward to in the year. In the anticipation leading up to your vacation, jot down these crucial items you need to make your stay more enjoyable: sunglasses, chargers/batteries, reusable water bottle, sunscreen and a portable Blu-Ray player. Take our word for it – these items you will forget; so, to avoid having to spend extra money purchasing these items, pack them before you leave on vacation. So, tell us future vacationers, what’s the one thing you always seem to forget when you travel?