Avoid those pesky mosquito bites by using insect repellents containing DEET. Apply when necessary, but particularly during the evenings when mosquitoes are more likely to bite.
Particularly useful if you’re travelling with little ones, one multipack of plasters in various sizes will be perfect for covering any cuts and grazes, and helping to protect against infection.
Yes, we know it’s not glamorous but trust us, you’ll be glad you have it if you suffer any mishaps – and if you don’t, then at worst you’ve lost out on some suitcase space.
And while most of us also remember the essentials like sun cream and passports, there’s one important item that often seems to get missed off the list – a first aid kit!
© Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: getty When it comes to packing for a holiday, it’s easy to get swept up in the excitement and start throwing everything into your suitcase from your favourite clothes to books you’ve been meaning to read all year.