Experts say be prepared because anything can happen... even on vacation.
So what items should you take with you? Always have a small first aid kit, even if you are flying. Boo-boos don't take time off.
If you wear glasses or contacts, take an extra pair, just in case. Or if you don't have an extra pair, invest in an eyeglass repair kit.
If you have a preexisting condition and are under frequent care, let your doctor know where you going. He or she may be able to provide you with a name of a doctor you can go to, should you become ill. If you are on medications, always take extra. Pack enough to last for a few days in your carry-on bags just in case your main luggage gets lost.
Motion sickness medicine is a must. You never know when things could get bumpy.
And make sure to eat right. Stock up on natural vitamin C. Eat lots of fruit.
Germs are lurking everywhere, especially on trains and planes, so try to ward off the nasties with good nutrition.