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to ask what is the one thing you never go on holiday without?

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beelover Thu 28-Jul-16 13:15:59

In our case its a pack of toilet rolls. Don't ask me why but we always take some with us whenever we are going away, even just for a weekend. No history of ever running out of them anywhere but just can't leave home without a back up supply smile

acasualobserver Thu 28-Jul-16 13:40:35

Plenty of lolly.

StillStayingClassySanDiego Thu 28-Jul-16 13:41:56


RedHelenB Thu 28-Jul-16 13:42:37

baby wipes and my youngest is 9!

MissMoo22 Thu 28-Jul-16 13:43:38

Imodium, pain relief in various forms and a pack of playing cards.

BorpBorpBorp Thu 28-Jul-16 13:49:11


NoCapes Thu 28-Jul-16 13:49:20


FeelingSmurfy Thu 28-Jul-16 13:49:26

Other than the normal medication, clothes etc it's an extension lead so that we can plug multiple things in at once because hotel rooms never have enough plug sockets

BeachysSandyFlipFlops Thu 28-Jul-16 13:50:08

Vicks vapour rub..... Always gets used.

dementedpixie Thu 28-Jul-16 13:50:20

Agree with extension cables - we took 2 last time. Baby wipes and packs of hankies are also useful.

ShatnersBassoon Thu 28-Jul-16 13:51:13

Ear plugs and a pack of cards.

NoCapes Thu 28-Jul-16 13:51:32

Oh and talc, for sand removal

KC225 Thu 28-Jul-16 14:18:51

Dental floss. Have used it to tie a bust case, an emergency washing line, to mend a broken shower curtain, to sew a broken ground sheet up, as shoe laces. And when backpacking and staying in budget hostels I have used it as extra security on the door. Oh yes, have also used it as dental floss.

LagunaBubbles Thu 28-Jul-16 14:21:00

Corkscrew, just in case there isn't one!

nailslikeknives Thu 28-Jul-16 14:27:35

Agree with earplugs, you never know if you're going to be put next to a stairwell or lift - or incessant seagulls etc etc

whattodowiththepoo Thu 28-Jul-16 14:28:54

Spare phone charger and power pack.
Always on me just in case.

ineedwine99 Thu 28-Jul-16 14:29:09

Camera/painkillers/anti histamines/mosi spray (everything bites me angry)

Doyouthinktheysaurus Thu 28-Jul-16 14:34:21

Coffee machine
First aid kit

In reality, the only thing we ever seem to not pack is the kitchen sinkwink We don't travel light!

Biffsboys Thu 28-Jul-16 14:34:59

My kids (unfortunately) lol gringrin

Ifailed Thu 28-Jul-16 14:36:34

A return ticket.

HereIAm20 Thu 28-Jul-16 14:38:11

Credit card

We do pack other stuff but our main philosophy is if we have the top 4 we can get anything else we have forgotten when we get there!

Brightnorthernlights Thu 28-Jul-16 14:39:00

My kindle.

(And a large bottle of calpol as second choice).

motheroftwoboys Thu 28-Jul-16 14:39:33

Wet wipes and anti bac hand gel for travelling. Coat hangers - there are NEVER enough. Good instant and fresh coffee, rubber gloves, sharp knife and a garlic press if we are renting. Holiday diary.

Brightnorthernlights Thu 28-Jul-16 14:40:15

Off topic would dental floss tie a bust case together ??

acasualobserver Thu 28-Jul-16 14:41:36

The OP asked for one thing. Anyone who has put more than one, please leave the thread.

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