So you have a few trips planned for this summer, between the oh-so-essential girls trips to that much-needed adventure with your partner. More power to you for putting those vacation days to work and spending some of your savings on what I believe to be one of the most important experiences in life: travel. Of course, once you do leave the comfort of your home—and possibly your country—you don’t have instant access to all of the items you can usually find when your very own closet/kitchen/pharmacy are nearby. You’re at the mercy of the travel gods, and who knows what sorts of change of plans, tiny mishaps, and large accidents they have in store for you. There’s no panic quite like knowing you’re still an entire plane ride away from remedying an uncomfortable or even painful situation. So, don’t be a plane ride away. Just be…a purse away. Or a suitcase. Here are summer vacation emergency essentials you shouldn’t travel without.
Between pool hopping, sitting in the sand, and enjoying the hot tub at the hotel, you may put your va-jay-jay in contact with a lot of foreign bacteria. Bring those cranberry capsules along and take them regularly to keep your lady parts in prime condition to fight off infections. And, really, just use your judgment before getting in any body of water.