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Iceni Magazine | August 20, 2019

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The Over 50s Travel Packing List

The Over 50s Travel Packing List

Packing can be an exciting way to get prepared for your holiday, wherever in the world you are planning to visit.

Getting everything ready and packing everything that you will need before you set off gives you plenty of opportunities to look forward to everything that you’re planning to do on your trip. But that being said, packing your cases can quickly become just another chore – especially if you’re not sure what you are going to need or you’re worried about forgetting important items. The good news is that we’ve got some top tips to help you make sure you’ve got everything you need with our over 50’s packing list.

#1. Travel Insurance:

Travel insurance isn’t just for the over 50s – everybody would be wise to sign up for a good travel insurance policy before they travel anywhere. Wherever you are planning to visit and regardless of the plans you have for your trip, it’s a good idea to make sure that you are covered by insurance for anything that could potentially go wrong. Don’t forget that travel insurance isn’t just useful if you fall ill; it’ll also protect you if you are injured, if you lose anything valuable, or become a victim of crime during your stay. Hopefully, none of these things will happen, but it’s always better to be safe than sorry. Insurance cover can vary when travelling over 50, so make sure that you do your research beforehand to ensure you have the right cover for you. Staysure has plenty of options and will consider covering all pre-existing medical conditions, so you can relax on holiday.

#2. Sun Protection:

Keeping your skin protected from the sun is important at any age, so make sure that you’ve got everything that you need packed in your case. Sunscreen is an absolute must, and depending on the destination that you are visiting, make sure that you get a high enough factor to keep your skin suitably protected from the harmful UV rays. If you want a tan, then there are plenty of great sunscreen options available today that encourage your skin to tan whilst protecting against harmful burning. Don’t forget to pack clothes that will help keep your skin safe, too, like a wide-brimmed hat and light, cotton long-sleeved tops and long trousers, and sunglasses to protect your eyes.

#3. Anti-Theft Items:

There’s nothing worse than being on holiday and having your items stolen right from your person. Sadly, in many popular tourist areas, pickpocketing is becoming more and more common, and you don’t want to spend your time worrying about the possibility of getting robbed. The good news is that there are several anti-theft devices designed for people to take on holiday with them that you would do well to pack. For example, an anti-theft bag or backpack is designed to keep all your valuables and cash safe, and it’s lockable and can’t be cut open, giving you peace of mind wherever you go. Or, you can get a belt or strap to wear underneath your clothing where you can hold items such as your passport, cash and credit cards.

#4. The Important Stuff:

Last but not least, make a list of anything really important that you’ll need to take with you, and tick everything off as you pack, so that you can rest assured that everything is ready in your bag before you go. Items like glasses and contact lenses, medication, identification, a list of emergency contacts, and a list of urgent care centres and hospitals near your destination should be on the list of important things to pack, plus anything else you need to take that’s personal to you.

What’s on your packing list for your next holiday? We’d love to hear from you.


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