07 May 2015

Posted by Discount Insurance on Thursday, May 07, 2015
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These are our five top tips on what not to take with you travelling that most people do. Space in your suitcase is precious, so don’t bother packing these items, you won’t use them!

Some of these may be useful for some, but for majority of people, it just takes up valuable space that could be used for bikinis or swimming trunks

5. A Swiss army knife

Apart from the corkscrew and maybe the bottle opener, most people rarely use a Swiss army knife. Depending on the type of holiday you’re on, the main functions of the Swiss army knife could be useful, like hiking but if you’re on the beach, ditch the knife.

4. Travel towel

People pack travel towels because they’re small and dry quickly but on most holidays it gets left in the suitcase. Most hotels offer free towels and due to the size can be an annoyance when you’re trying to get dry quickly.

3. Solar charger

Phones die but unless you’re travelling to the middle of nowhere, the likelihood of it ever being used is highly unlikely.

2. Hiking boots

If you’re a big fan of the outdoors and you’ve decided you want to go for a hike up a mountain, most people buy Hiking boots. The reality is that sturdy trainers are sufficient (unless you’re pro climbing Everest) and packing big specialists boots for just one hike probably isn’t necessary.

1. A full medical kit

Be safe and do take basic medical supplies but taking a syringe and needle may be a little too far, especially if you’re not medically trained. If you are injured abroad, the best thing to do is seek medical from a local doctor.  

Wherever you’re planning on visiting this summer, make sure you get travel insurance with Discount Insurance.