Tip 6. Take a medical kit. This is probably not even going to be needed, but it's always better to be prepared. Medical kits should include basic things like headache pills, tummy upset pills, band aids, and bandages, and some antibacterial solution to clean cuts.
Tip 7. When going on vacation in out of the way areas be sure to tell someone. Vacations where you go mountaineering, rock climbing, hiking or even skiing, be sure to tell someone when, and where you will be, and when you will be expected back. Arrange that they should call local authorities if, you are not back by a certain time as unexpected things happen like avalanches and rock slides, which can leave you trapped for hours or even days.
Tip 8. When in a foreign country be sure to get the right telephone numbers. Phone numbers for police, and emergency services are different in foreign countries, so be sure to check them and write them down. Also be sure to give them to any children with you, so they know how to dial for police or ambulance services if needed.
Tip 9. Move about when on long haul flights. When flying long distances, for instance longer than 12 hours make sure you get up and stretch and move about. Extremely long flights do have a rare chance of causing blood clots if you sit the whole time, alternatively you can take a baby aspirin to avoid this rare condition.
Tip 10. Avoiding jet lag can be done if, you just do a couple of things. Jet lag can stay with you for days, especially if your not used to it, it leaves you feeling sluggish and tired for days. By adjusting your watch to the time-zone to where you are traveling a couple of days before travel you body can get adjusted, so that when you land you will be ready to go.
The list should help you prepare for any worries you may have, so you can relax and enjoy your vacation. Go through a checklist with all the family, so nothing is forgotten and be prepared. It's always better to be safe than sorry.