Posted by My Chapter One on 10.04.2022

With vacations starting for everyone around this time of the year, the latest conversations in school buses, classrooms, offices, and in the park are  about “ What’s your plan for the vacation?” 

Planning a summer vacation offers a glimmer of hope for so many, especially after the last 2 years when there was hardly any travel and vacations for everyone! Whether you plan a vacation close to home, explore the outdoors, travel abroad, or visit relatives, packing your bags will be the first order of business.


The one tip that we all must keep in mind while packing for anywhere is to travel light! Apart from paying humungous fares for extra baggage, the overall hassle of carrying loads of luggage around and managing it is something we would definitely not want as a part of our vacation memory.

Having said this, we can’t do away with the necessities and the must-haves - from desert air to salty shores, mountains, and every travel destination in between, these things should be in your travel essentials!


No matter where you choose to go for a vacation, the hills, beaches, or just plains. The one thing that will be constant is the Sun. The sun can’t go on a vacation, after all, 😊 And for that, you must carry good sunscreen with you for protection from sunburns and tanning. Choose the one that suits you and your family’s skin best and you’re all set!

A Book

Be it a vacation which involves a lot of sightseeing or one which has sand on your toes, a constant companion one must have is a good book! One for each member. Relax on the beach with it or end your day by reading it in the bed or a hot bathtub shower. Also, a great way to keep kids engaged while on the move or in the room! The great thing about books is that there are no commercial breaks! To get your child into the habit of reading, join our A book a day summer camp where we are binge-reading this summer.


Always wear comfortable shoes, you never know when you may have to run for your life! 😉 Jokes apart, a good pair of shoes is a must-have for any place you visit. The amount of walking one does on a vacation – be it a trek, sightseeing or simply walking and exploring the place. Children especially tend to run and hop, climb places, jump, etc. so a good pair of footwear is more important than just a good-looking pair of footwear. After all, good shoes take you to good places.


Vacations mean erratic schedules, maybe late nights or early mornings, eating out, eating junk, out in the pool, under the sun, and lots of other things. Having regular medicines, a thermometer, and a first aid kit ready with you always helps as a precautionary measure. Band-aids, bug spray, antiseptic, pain killers, etc.  So that when children come crying with a boo-boo on their knees, a band-aid is all that you need to calm them! Ever wondered who invented band-aids? Join our summer camp to know about some of the ingenious inventions around us like the band-aid, popsicles, and more.!


While most of the hotels have toiletries provided for their guests, some of you may be particular about the things you use especially for your children. In that case, it always makes sense to carry your own by including what could be useful, and never skimp on the bare essentials! Toothpaste, toothbrush, soaps, shampoos, handwash, sanitizers, wet wipes, and body lotion are what qualify for the basics. It’s important that you find a balance and not just pack everything you see in your bathroom. In fact, a brilliant idea is to create a toiletry bag (just for the kids) with everything you need for a trip. The bag will be packed and ready to go when the opportunity arises, and you can update the kit after each trip so it’s ready to roll for the next family vacation.


One of the best ways to keep young kids entertained (obviously apart from BOOKS) while on a flight or a road trip is, food!  You can mix it up between healthy travel snacks and some treats but make sure you don’t pack snacks that are high on salt because salt makes kids thirsty, which means more bathroom trips. Finger foods like dry fruits, quinoa chips, biscuits, wafers, cheese lings, granola bars, and energy drinks (not the fizzy drinks) are some of the things you may think of carrying along.

Rolling luggage

While on a vacation, the last thing you want is to be carrying weights. Let’s just say that weights are for the gym and vacations are for traveling light and easy! Always make sure you carry travel gear with wheels so that your suitcase walks with you just like your toddler would – holding hands! That would mean quick entry and exit from airports and stations and also at your place of stay. The good part is that nowadays most luggage is quite lightweight and easy to manoeuvre with wheels. Even kid’s suitcases are cute, light weight and easy to roll!


Apart from the suitcases that you would carry for your vacation, carrying a backpack makes it more convenient, It can carry all your knick-knacks that may come in handy while on the flight or in the car. Things like snacks, a book, water, a scarf, chocolates, and any such small items are

Portable Charger & Charging cords

Cell phones and electronic devices have become an essential part of our lifestyle. Apart from work and call, cell phones are used as cameras, torches, music, and directions. And this means quick consumption of battery. For this, portable chargers are something you must carry at all times. Lost your way – google maps to the rescue. Want a quick click? Wanna listen to your favorite music? Stepping out at night? Your one-stop solution for all – Your cell phone but the battery is precious and that’s why a portable charger is the solution!

Appropriate clothing

Last but not the least, carrying proper clothes depending on the place you travel to is very important. For cooler climes, carry your jackets, thermals, caps, mufflers, gloves, socks, sweatshirts, and tops for extra layering. And if you are headed to the beaches, then good swimwear – an extra pair for kids especially since they are the ones who will be in the water forever, so always better to keep a spare. An anti-skid pair of flip flops, breezy dresses, tops, shorts, light pastel shades to stay cool. And with this, you are all set for your vacation. Needless to mention, hats and caps are part of any type of clothing that you decide to wear!

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Vacations are an opportunity to recharge and restore your body and mind. Vacations give us a change of scenery, provide us with adventure, and help us relieve stress and boredom. We hope you have a fabulous vacation with your family and this list that we have curated comes in handy!

The world is a book, and those who don’t travel only read one page.

-Augustine of Hippo

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