The more we travel, the more minimalist we become. We all know it.
After years of traveling, the list of the things I have to take with me is becoming smaller and smaller. In this technical era of laptops, iPads and blackberries, it is obvious that we can’t go on a trip without our favorite toys. I need my Nokia Xpress to tone up my fave music and to keep in touch with friends I use my notebook and internet. I guess those things are a must for all the travelers.
There are a few things I just can’t travel without. Even when going shopping or on a one-day trip, I always carry with me things: my camera, a lip balm, tissues, keys, strawberry chewing gums and phone.
But if the trip is longer, there is one thing I take with me that for me is priceless – ALOE VERA GEL.
I just love aloe vera in general, I drink aloe vera drinks, I use aloe vera creams and bath salt and everything containing aloe vera is very welcome.
Aloe vera gel saved my ass many times. If I just take 3 months traveling around Mexico as an example, I used all the 50 ml of the 80% gel.
Maybe I need it because, as my mom’s says, I am too clumsy and even if there’s nothing around me, I can get hurt Right now I’ve just put aloe vera gel on my leg as well as after the 6 rainy weeks at home it was finally sunny so I went to a pool and got sun allergy.
I had sun allergy (rash) in Mexico, too and sunburnt my feet and nose a couple of times … each time I used aloe vera gel to heal it. And I cut myself really bad 3 times above both ankles and scratched calves when rappeling in Valle de Santiago. Aloe vera healed my 3 cm cut on the left ankle and that 9 cm from rappel. Now they are almost invisible.
So aloe vera gel is my saviour – the only thing I can’t travel without. I use it for sunburnts, cuts, dry skin, skin peeling off, rash or any skin irregularities. It is one of the tips I give to female travelers.
Is there anything special or weird you pack with you for your trips? Anything else than usual phone?