5 Things to Always Pack (For Any Trip!)

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If you're anything like us, there is always something you forget to pack! I'm not sure why, but for me it's always floss. I know it's not a big one, but I need clean teeth! We've compiled a list of the top 5 things that are useful for every trip - hopefully they'll help you out on your next adventure!

1. Hand Sanitizer

Honestly, you'll never know when you'll need this whether you're grabbing a bite at the train station or trying to put your contact back in your eye having hand sanitizer around is always handy.

2. Bathing Suit

This is kind of a gimme - but even if you're not headed to the beach, you might want this! Hotel pools, hot tubs, mud baths, natural hot springs and spas are all places where having a suit can be super useful. 

3. Sunglasses

There is no worst thing than having to go to the giftshop and buy some extra sunnies when you forget them! I always pack 2 pairs because I have a hard time finding sunglasses that fit my face so I usually have to hunt around for the perfect ones - wasting valuable vacation time.

4. Sunscreen & Bug Spray

Not sure about you guys but I always get eaten alive by mosquitoes! Bug bites are generally pretty annoying and definitely not sexy in any way so this one is a must for me. I'll be the first one to admit that I don't use sunscreen as often as I should but for those who burn out there - this one is a must. Pro tip - if you have sensitive skin like me, I highly recommend you bring your own preferred brand to avoid any allergic reactions on vacation!

5. Collapsible Day Bag or Cooler

These are good for taking some drinks to the beach, hiking or just around town. Also, if you end up buying souvenirs and don't have room for them in your checked bag - it's a handy place to stash them! 

We've probably forgotten a few items (Just like when we actually pack! I'm sure we'll do an updated list at a later date!)