Spring Break and Vacation Travel Tips

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With spring break coming up for lots of families or going to your family’s house for Easter, you may be thinking about where you are going, or you may have decided where to go.  I know when I go anywhere I am always afraid of someone getting sick all of a sudden, and I feel that holiday illness always goes up.  Doesn’t it always seem that you get sick more when you are away from home?  I know it happens to me!

To make sure if you or your husband or child gets sick, you are prepared, you should definitely put together a kit of supplies to make sure you are prepared.  In our car, we always carry extra plastic bag in case someone gets sick.  In our suitcase we also always carry ibuprofen or Tylenol, as well as cold medicine.

You should also prepare in case someone gets injured.  Keeping extra band-aids in your glove compartment and/or diaper bag or travel bag is a great idea.  We always keep Neosporin with us, as well, because I love that it helps keep infections at bay if you have a cut or scrape.  With children, they always seem to be bumping and banging into things, and you definitely do not want them to get an infection, so always keep something like this to pair with your bandaids.

And, as always, if you or any of your family members take medication on a daily basis, make sure you take enough with you to last through your vacation.  I usually pack a couple days extra, in case, for some reason, you end up staying later than expected.  A great idea would be to get one of those Sunday-Saturday daily medication containers for each person in your family that has medicine and put it in there.

You really can never be too prepared, honestly.  I know I would rather have the supplies with me and not need them, than to not have them and pay for them even though I had them at home and could have just thrown them in the car along with our other things!

If you happened to get injured or sick abroad, definitely check out Irwin Mitchell for possible compensation help!


  1. I need a vacation! Reaching your blog through social fabric and happy to learn about a new blog in our community

  2. I NEVER remember to bring extra meds. And then I am kicking myself when I need them.

  3. I need a vacation too! We don’t travel much ( kids get car sick) but these are great tips I am going to share with friends 🙂

  4. I have learned the hard way. I ALWAYS have extra meds with me whenever we go on a long road trip. One time when we was going to the beach, I was the one that ended up getting sick and boy it was not a fun ride until we found a place to stop to buy some meds! You have some great tips! Thanks for sharing!

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