You wouldn't leave for a trip overseas without a passport, so why would you head off on vacation without packing a travel kit full of your medical essentials? You never know what medical pitfalls you might face, whether you're deep in a South American jungle, enjoying the streets of Paris or relaxing on a Caribbean beach.
The ideal kit contains items to handle most minor medical emergencies -- cuts and scrapes, insect bites, blisters and fevers -- as well as prescription and over the counter medications you may need. Having a kit with the essentials on hand makes life a little easier than trying to find Band-Aid in an unfamiliar city.
Your Travel Kit Essentials
Be sure to pack any prescription medications you typically take in your carry on bag, then transfer them to your travel kit once you're off the plane. This protects you from being without