5 Products You Need in Your Travel First Aid Kit -Lucy Williams Global

I like to travel with a first aid kit with a few products that I know work and the instructions are in English. It is a lot easier to have something on hand than having to find a pharmacy when travelling.

I am not a doctor, but I carry these products with me when travelling. Please seek medical assistance if needed and always read the packaging of any meditation before you take it.

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First Aid Kit

You could just bring a small travel size first aid kit to cover a lot of issues and there are a lot of great kits available on Amazon, like these ones:

                                         

 

These are the 5 products I always bring with me when travelling on a cruise vacation, a land vacation or even a weekend break:

Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen is good for headaches, fever, back pain, muscle pain and other body pains, as per the packaging label.

I always have a packet of Advil in my bag for headaches.

Plasters/Band-Aids

From cutting your finger to blisters on the back of your heels, band-aids are always handy to carry around. I don’t how many times I have needed a bandaid for cut up heels from my shoes rubbing after being out on tour all day.

I like to have a selection of sizes and choice of waterproof, I like these Band-Aids as it is a selection pack.

 

Allergy Tablets

I have allergies and I always carry allergy medication in my bag. Allergies can start at any time so it is always good to have a packet handy.

These ones by Claritin melt in your mouth so you do not even need any water to swallow them.

Travel Sickness Tablets

If you are going on a cruise, it is good to bring some travel sickness tablets. Even if you do not get sick, if it gets rough it might hit you. I generally do not get sick, but if it has been very calm seas and then the weather changes I can feel queasy.

Dramamine can be taken for cruise, car and plane sickness.

 

Heat Cream

Deep Heat is my go-to cream for sore muscles after the gym or walking around all day. I would rather apply heat cream onto the muscles than take an Ibuprofen.

Deep Heat always hits the spot after a long day.

These are my top five travel first aid kit products, what can you not travel without in your travel first aid kit?

If you are going on a cruise soon you may also like to read:

TOP 10 HANDY THINGS TO BRING ON A CRUISE

10 TIPS ON HOW TO PACK JUST HAND LUGGAGE FOR A CRUISE

THE ART OF PACKING FOR A CRUISE: HOW TO PACK A CAPSULE WARDROBE FOR A HOT CLIMATE

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The Fun Gift Guide for the Cruiser - Lucy Williams Global

Stuck for gift ideas for your family or friends that love to go on cruises? Here are some fun gifts that will make them smile!

Practical gifts are handy, but sometimes humor wins!

As I am always cruising,  I found some great funny gifts that are all great stocking fillers.

Journal

How fun is this Keep Calm and Cruise On: Blank Lined Journal! A funny gift for travel lovers who love cruises and it is paperback so easy to travel and pack!

Travel Size Scratch Map

Do you know a cruiser that is counting the countries they have been to? This Scratch Map Travel Size World Map is perfect for them to keep track and they can even bring it with them on their travels.

 

Lip Balm

Hands up who loves prosecco? This is so fun for the prosecco lover! Rose Prosecco Lip Balm and perfect for their next cruise away.

 

Personalised Luggage Tag

 

Why not have a personalised luggage tag made? This is such a special touch and even useful! Handmade Personalised Leather Luggage Travel Tag Keyring.

 

Travel Journal

 

Interactive Travel Journal with Scratchable Pages This beautiful presentation folder there is a journal to plan trips, or keep a diary en route, as well as 8 minature scratch maps which each have a different region covered in gold foil. They can record every step of their journey as they travel by keeping notes in the 64 page journal, and scratching off each location from the little scratch map pages. There’s room to tuck in boarding pass stubs, tickets and paper memorabilia, resulting in a definitive document of all your experiences around the world.

 

Personalised Make-Up Bag 

 

How cute is this! Any female cruiser will love this! Personalised Make Up Accessory Bag.

 

Beach Bag

A play on words cotton beach bag! I Don’t Give a Ship Tote. Available in lots of colours.

 

Novelty T-Shirt

 

I Can’t Keep Calm I’m Going On A Cruise Funny T-Shirt – Are your cruising friends or family members annoying you about there up coming cruise, get them these T-Shirts!

If you would like to buy some useful gift for your cruiser family or friends have a look at Top 10 Handy Things to Bring on a Cruise or The Ultimate Top 10 Useful Gifts for the Traveller. These guides are full of practical gifts that they will use on there next cruise vacation.

All the recommended products are available from my favourite online shop Amazon! As it is your one-stop shop. So, why not take advantage of free delivery on many of their products by signing up for a free Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial!

I hope ‘The Fun Gift Guide for the Cruiser’ will help you with your up coming shopping! What would you ask for?

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How to Make Your Cabin or Hotel Room More Festive Over Christmas

I have spent many Christmas’s away on a cruise ship and most of those years I was working onboard and even worked on Christmas day!

So I found it hard to get in the Christmas spirit. But, to get me in the mood I decorated my cabin so it was full of Christmas cheer!

This is why I decided to share how to make where ever you are whether it be your cabin, hotel room, or where ever that is not home, more festive with these little decorations.

Bear in mind that some cruise lines and hotels may have regulations to what decorations you can use, so check first before you start burning candles!

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Advent Calendar

I love an advent calendar! Who doesn’t love a small piece of chocolate every morning? Or maybe you just love little beauty gifts everyday! An advent calendar will get you in the Christmasy mood! The Lindt Bear Advent Calendar and  Amazon Beauty Advent Calendar are both great fun.

Christmas Candles or Diffuser

Make where you are smell like Christmas! I love Yankee Candle’s in Sparkling Cinnamon as they smell just like Christmas. But if candles are not allowed in your room this Yankee Candle Sparkling Cinnamon Reed Diffuser is the same smell without the burning!

Stockings

Christmas is not Christmas without a stocking! One these with dress up your room or even get a pre-filled one to open on Christmas morning!

Chocolate

This is my favourite part of Christmas! As it is Christmas we can eat what we like! Just get your own box of choccies!

Fairy Lights

Brighten up the room with fairy lights. Use traditional plug-in or use battery-powered.

Small Christmas Tree

A small Christmas tree is a nice touch and now you can even get a Fibre Optic Christmas Tree  to light up the cabin or hotel room or opt for traditional pre-decorated tree like this Small Christmas Desk Tree.

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Love Lucy x

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6 Things You Need To Know Before Going On a Cruise

Guest blog post by Isabel Leong a Travel Writer from Bel Around The World.

Cruises are undeniably one of the best ways to see the world. Being looked after upon a ship as you travel from country to country sounds like a life of luxury – but with that being said, there are a few things to be aware of before you board, especially if it’s your first time.

Here are six things to bear in mind before boarding a cruise.

You can disembark at any port of call in case of an emergency

You may be wondering – what happens if an emergency arises and I’m stuck on the boat? Don’t worry, because if you need to you’re able to disembark and return home upon arrival at a port of call. Committing to a cruise doesn’t mean you have to see it through to the end.

If you get a call from home that requires you to return, you’ll need your passport and a photo ID to do so – and you have to make the request with guest services during the first 24 hours at sea. If you do it afterwards, the cruise line likely won’t assist to a full extent in getting you home.

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There’s rooms suited to those with motion sickness

 If you’re worried about the dreaded mal de mer, rest assured there’s rooms in the ship better suited to you. Opt for a room towards the middle of the ship and upon a higher deck to decrease the potential for sea sickness – the movement here will be minimal and bearable for most.

Consider other ways to decrease the motion sickness, too. Bands to wear upon your wrist are one of the most common and effective remedies, often sold upon the ship itself to ensure you’re not left compromised. A cruise is an amazing experience – don’t let sea sickness get in the way of that.

You’ll be seeing some of the world’s best sights

 It doesn’t matter which cruise you board and which route it takes – you’ll always be discovering new and exciting parts of the world that’ll likely blow your mind. From the luscious, warm scenery of the Caribbean to the depths of the wondrous New Zealand, there’s no limit to how far you’ll go.

Be sure to thoroughly research the cruise routes on offer – if there’s a few that visit the destination you want to see the most, consider the other ports of call during the journey and choose the one that sounds the most appealing to you. After all, the main highlight of a cruise is being able to visit more than one destination with ease.

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Hand luggage is still a necessity

Although there’s no flight or equivalent process to get to the ship, hand luggage is still recommended. On the first day when you board the ship, you won’t immediately be able to get to your luggage – so consider a small bag to keep with you, that you can put toiletries and a change of clothing in.

It’s also a good idea to have this small bag packed ready for when you disembark at various ports of call. Wandering around a city all day without a bag could prove to be difficult, so ensure you have one ready for your days exploring.

Reserve restaurants and events immediately to avoid disappointment

As soon as you board the ship, get your bearings and figure out which shows, restaurants and events are on offer for you to reserve. Keep in mind every other passenger will likely be doing the same, so if you want to secure a certain somewhere or something, this is the best way to go about it.

It’s common knowledge that the food on the majority of cruise ships is delectable. With some cruises even being catered by chefs who have received Michelin stars in the past, there’s no doubt you’ll be lapping up some beautiful meals during your stay.

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The pool will be busy

 Be prepared for the top deck to get crowded. Whilst you’re cruising and the weather is warm, expect guests to flock in their masses to the poolside – and divert to other areas of the ship to avoid the crowds. Often cruises offer adults-only areas, meaning you can escape the loud families and busy crowds and relax in your own quiet, secluded section.

Another way to make the most of the ship’s facilities is by staying on board once you arrive at a port of call. Whilst many guests will disembark to explore, if you want  a day of quiet relaxation, stay on the ship and you’ll find you have it pretty much all to yourself.

This was a guest blog post by Isabel Leong a Travel Writer from Bel Around The World. Follow her at belaroundtheworld.com

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Top 10 Handy Things to Bring on a Cruise

Here are my top ten handy things to bring on a cruise that make life a little easier when on a cruise vacation.

As a cruise expert that spends months onboard a cruise ship, I have found there are some really handy little things that make life so much easy onboard if you are on seven-day cruise to 100 day cruise.

You can buy some things onboard, but some things you can’t and I recommend you bring these ten items.

1. Mesh Laundry Bags 

Set of 6 Mesh Laundry Bags, Reusable Mesh Zippered Laundry Washing Bags Large Mesh and Fine Mesh for Machine Washing Lingerie, Tights, Socks and Underwear – If you use the washing machines onboard use these handy little mesh bags to put your delicates inside to protect them and keep them delicate! Also, no one can see anything fancy inside!

 

2, Laundry Bag

Large Laundry Bag – It is much easier to store your dirty laundry in a nice bag, then if you need to wash some laundry onboard it looks much nicer carrying this bag than a plastic bag from the souvenir shop! Also, when going home just put this bag straight in your suitcase.

 

3. Protective Covers for Valuables

 

Noaks Bags Set | 5 piece (XS/S/M/L/XL) protective covers – These are such a handy thing to have while travelling to keep all the valuable items clean and away from water damage. Also good for keeping food in while travelling all day.

 

4. Packing Cubes

eBags Packing Cubes – 4 piece Classic Plus Set –  I cannot live without these! They make packing so much easier and create a lot more space in your luggage. Also, use them in draws or in the closet in your cabin to keep yourself organised.

 

5. Portable Phone Charger

Portable Power Bank External Battery Charger for iPhone, iPad, iPod, Samsung Galaxy and More – (Lightning Cable Included) – We use our phones for everything, camera, internet, games, as a phone, texting and using the millions of apps we have! The battery always runs out quicker than we expect, so these handy portable phone chargers charge your phone on the go without needing to find somewhere to plug in your charger!

 

6. Magnetic Hooks

Strong Powerful Heavy Duty Magnetic Hooks – The walls in your cabin are magnetic! So make use of this by bringing magnetic hooks, to hang up jewellery, your lanyard with your cabin key, hang coat hangers on, handbags, scarves, hats, etc. Also, to stick paper to the wall. 

 

7. Beach Towel Pegs

Beach Towel Clips Large Sized Plastic Towel Pegs Quilt Clips for Sunbed –  Do you get annoyed when your towel moves or the wind keeps blowing it? Well these beach towel clips are great for keeping your towel right where you want in on your sunlounger!

 

8. Travel Coffee Mug/Water Bottle

Insulated Stainless Steel Water Vacuum Bottle Coffee Flasks Travel Container – Keep your water cold for up to 24 hours and hot drinks, hot for 12 hours with these insulated water bottles, so handy for by pool, in the gym, on tour or at the beach. 

 

 

Ceramic Travel Mug – Keep your tea or coffee warm and drink it out of a ceramic mug on the go. Stop wasting paper cups!

 

9. Wrinkle Release Spray

Travel Wrinkle Remover – The last thing you want to do on vacation is ironing! As soon as you unpack hang up your clothes and spray wrinkle remover on them and the wrinkles should fall out.

 

10. Stain Spot Remover Pen

Tide To Go Instant Stain Remover Pen – These are a life saver when your spill red wine, coffee, tomato sauce, chococate ice-cream down your top! Get the stain out before it become permanent!

 

 

 

Make sure you pack these handy items for your next cruise. Do you have a handy item you always bring on a cruise? If so, please share and comment below.

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