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Heading away with the family? Don’t forget these 8 travel essentials

In Features, Stories, Travel by Nicole Fuge

If you’re going away on holidays, here is a checklist of must-have travel essentials to make sure it goes off without a hitch.

By Charlotte Cruz

Oh, the excitement of a family getaway (and let’s be real, the chaos too). For mothers, the mental load of trying to remember everything can sometimes feel more trouble than it’s worth. So to relieve some of that pressure, we’ve jotted down some of the travel essentials we can’t do without.


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1. Travel Insurance

Before you jet off, sort yourself with some rock-solid travel insurance. It’s your safety net against any unexpected bumps in the road – think flight hiccups, sudden illnesses, or the dreaded lost luggage saga.

2. Snacks and Water Bottles

Hangry kiddos are no fun for anyone. Stock up on yummy snacks and grab some refillable water bottles to keep thirst and tantrums at bay on your travels.

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3. Entertainment

Long journeys? Cue the chorus of “Are we there yet?” Keep the peace with tablets loaded with their fav shows, travel-sized board games, and activity books to keep the whole fam entertained en route.

4. First Aid Kit

Kids + adventures = the occasional scrape or bump. Pack a mini first aid kit with plasters, antiseptic wipes, painkillers, and any meds you might need – just in case.

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5. Sun Protection

Whether you’re beach-bound or hiking in the hills, don’t forget the SPF! Slather on the sun cream, don the shades, and pop on those sun hats to keep your crew safe from those rays.

6. Travel Adaptors and Chargers

Stay connected (and fully charged!) with the gang back home by packing travel adaptors and chargers for all your gadgets. Because who wants to miss out on sharing those holiday snaps?

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7. Comfort Items

Bring a slice of home with you by packing their fav teddy, snuggly blanket, or bedtime storybook. These little comforts can work wonders for soothing travel-weary souls.

8. Reusable Bags

From stashing sandy swimwear to toting souvenirs, reusable bags are your holiday heroes. Pack a few foldable ones – trust me, you’ll thank yourself later.

With these essentials in your suitcase, you’re all set for a smooth-sailing holiday adventure. So, toss in those teddies, grab your sunnies, and get ready for some unforgettable family fun.

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