and to be honest, this post is brought to you by an extremely loud elevator at a radisson inn in freehold, new jersey.
of course, there are the practical requirements such as a spare pair of contacts and antiperspirant, which are must-haves. BUT… the number one most-used item in my travel bag is earplugs. I find myself sleeping with earplugs in most hotels because, although I can fall asleep at the drop of a hat, the sound of hotel air conditioning definitely wakes me up. and seriously, in my last hotel, the constant sound of the elevator was not unlike a steady freight train. I mean who can sleep through that? not me. so, let’s get to it.
for international trips, I throw in ambien and a selection of medicines from a travel doctor including a zpack. I actually throw in a lot extra for international trips because you have to consider that you likely won’t be able to find even the over-the-counter medicine you may need. for example, while I never need tums at home – I would put them in my bag just in case. better safe than sorry… or sick.
what are your travel must-haves?