Rahul and Nishtha are a travel blogging couple who often writes about health and spirituality. They blog at https://the-passport-souls.travel.blog/
The one thing we have been doing since August 2021 is preparing for a family trip once things settle down. Almost every month, we tweak our itinerary based on the changing circumstances. It’s quite a fun exercise if you ask us!
As travel has started opening up, the one question that we get in our inbox often is how can one ensure one takes precautions to be as prepared as one can be.
To answer your question, we decided to ask fellow travel bloggers and health bloggers for their opinion. We even reached out to our physician for some expert advice.
Here’s what all of them said: embrace the changes and have a go-to kit that can be added to your luggage. Things will be different as we step out but that only means we need to give ourselves time to adapt to these new changes. And a go-to kit will help us feel confident that we have covered our basics.
But, what should this go-to kit contain?
Our health blogger friend recommended the addition of a basic hygiene bag into our go-to kit. Wet tissues, extra face masks, sanitizers and nail files and clippers are a few things to be added. With the season change, we have also added lip balms for dry lips.
As people who love to travel, our luggage always has a basic first aid kit. Essentials like bandages, medicines, antiseptic lotion, etc. can cover any uncertainties. You may think you don’t need it but our first aid kit has helped us more times than we can count.
You can further look at this article from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s National Health Portal which suggests items that can be added to your First Aid kit plus what first aid you can provide in case of emergencies.
Limcee vitamin C chewable 500 mg tablets were added to our go-to kit after a discussion with our physician on how we could boost our immunity. Because isn’t that the most important conversation to have these days?
Our physician explained to us the vital role that Vitamin C played in keeping our immune system healthy. We read up more and were quite surprised to know that the role of Vitamin C went beyond just enhancing immunity. This vitamin helps in the repair of various tissues, absorption of iron and plays an important role in wound healing and bone formation. 
Last but not the least, this recommendation came from a parent: to carry water and non-perishable food items. Since we travel with our son, our bag always has a bottle of water and some non-perishable food items like banana chips, roasted makhanas and dry fruits.
While making our go-to kit, what we hadn’t realized was how calming it would make the entire process of travelling. We felt prepared and ready and now only need to book air tickets before heading out. It helped allay our son’s fears too, knowing that we are prepared for eventualities.
So, what would you put in your go-to kit?
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