Going on vacation is always an exciting time, but it can also be a stressful experience. Nothing makes a vacation more stressful than arriving at your destination and realizing you forgot something you desperately needed. So before you head out on your getaway remember to pack these 13 necessities when going on vacation!

1 – Tickets and Confirmations

These could possibly be the most important items to bring on your vacation. You do not want to arrive at an airport or hotel and find out you forgot your tickets or confirmations.

2 – Passport or Identification

These are almost just as important as your tickets and confirmations. These days some sort of identification is needed to do just about anything. So before you pack your things and head out, make sure your passport or identification are packed away.

3 – Spending Money/Credit Cards

No one should be penny-less on their vacation. We all need money for dining out, souvenirs, and transportation. This should be top of mind before you leave your home.

4 – Phone Charger

Now a days people never leave anywhere without their one. This makes it very strange that most of seem to forget an important item. Our phone charger. When you start packing up your vacation items, make sure that the phone chargers are one of the first to be stored.

5 – Cameras

We wait so long for these precious moments, so we want to make sure to capture them. Never leave home without your handy dandy pocket cam.

6 – First Aid Kit

You don’t have to be prepared for surgery or anything, but you should always be prepared for unexpected cuts or injuries.

7 – Pain Medicine

It is important to always be prepared for those nasty headaches.

8 – Extra Outfit

Life is always unpredictable. We never know when a spill or stain will attack. This is why you should always be prepared with an extra outfit.

9 – Umbrella

The weather is always unpredictable. Even when it looks like a sunny day it doesn’t mean you in the clear. Pack an umbrella to be on the safe spot.

10 – Jacket/Long Sleeve

Even during the summer a long sleeve or jacket can be missed. Some hotels or restaurants love to crank the air conditioning, and that is when you will be happy you came prepared.

11 – Bathing Suit

You’ve spent months and a lot of effort trying to fit back into your swimsuit, so make sure not to forget it. A lot of vacations getaways have amazing pools or awesome outdoor swimming spots you won’t want to miss out on.

12 – Sunscreen

Always take  some sunscreen along with you. Most beach destinations charge a pretty penny for such small bottles of sunscreen.

13 – Sunglasses

You probably won’t have trouble finding a new pair of sunglasses, but sunglasses don’t come cheap when you are in tourist locations.