Save yourself a trip to the infirmary/first aid station/drug store, and be prepared.

No one wants to stop their vacation for a trip to the first aid station. 

I had a dose of reality on one of my trips to Disneyland. I woke up in the morning after a long day at the parks, only to see a massive blister on the bottom of my foot. Not what you want to see when you have a full day planned. I trekked to the first aid station to see if they had any idea how to help me. 

And they were terrific, but I realized that if I had just been prepared, I would not have had this issue. 

Whenever I cruise, I always bring a bag of essential medical items with me. But I guess I never really thought about it until I needed it on land. While yes, you could always go to the local drugstore and pick up what you need, wouldn’t it be nice to have it not to have to pay more for the same thing you could have gotten at home?

So it began my search for the perfect first aid bag. I soon realized that I would not find what I wanted pre-made. At that point, I decided that making my own was the way to go off to Pinterest. I could not be the only person who thought of this idea. I found plenty of small compact travel kits; when you are traveling with a family for a week, small and compact might not fit the bill. 

I needed something that I could customize for my family and our personal needs. 

I thought about zip-lock baggies but was unsure if they would hold up to the task. So I decided on reusable baggies, a more robust plastic that still had a zip top. 

While browsing online, I came across baggies with three-ring pinches, and I thought, “That’s interesting!” Then I found ring hooks that I could use to keep things organized. 

In my head, this was a brilliant idea. So Amazon, here I come!!! 


I say in my head because I thought how impractical it was once I received everything.

But I now had the items, and I was not going to waste them. 

I pulled out all the regular things I would bring on a trip and started going through them. 

Meds in bags??? That might work!

What is going to hold all of the bags? I can’t just toss them in my suitcase!

And as I was going through my travel stuff (yes, I have a pile of travel stuff…why doesn’t everyone?) I came across a travel makeup bag that I thought would be perfect, only to realize I am not high enough maintenance to travel with enough beauty products to make it worth it. 


My travel kit was born.




The travel bag was perfect because it had all the small pockets for the little things I needed to bring but one big pouch for the bags with the medications I like to travel with. 

Then I needed to gather all my products and decide what I would and would not need to bring.


I went through what I usually brought and took everything out of the packages. Labeled the bags and put each type in a bag. It was like they were meant for each other; they just slid right in.


I will tell you what I put in mine but just know that you need to think about what you will need for your family.

Everyone travels a bit differently, depending on where you are going or doing. If I go on a cruise, I will pack ginger pills and Bonnie, but if I stay landlocked, I will leave those behind. However, you may have a family member who gets car sick, so you may want those. 

What is in my bag?

  • Motion sickness meds
  • Headache/body ache meds
  • GI meds
  • Cold/sinus/cough meds
  • Ear plugs
  • Band aids
  • Rubber gloves
  • Eye drops
  • Ear drops
  • Sleeping pills
  • Monkey Butt
  • Aloe
  • Antiseptic 
  • Thieves Spray
  • Blister pads
  • Moleskin
  • Scissors
  • Floss
  • saline solution
  • Body Glide

This is not an ad for any of these things; if I mention something by brand name is because that is the brand I use and will always use. After all, it works for us. Feel free to message me if you have any questions about any of my choices, and I would be happy to answer your questions. 

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