“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Over-the-Counter Medicines You Need for Every Trip

Smarter Travels Ashley Rossi consulted a travel clinic and the CDC to come up with a list of nine OTC remedies that must be part of your travel supplies.


Here’s Ashley’s short list:

Diarrhea Medicine, like Imodium or Pepto-Bismol

Antacid, like TUMS or Pepcid

Antihistamine, like Claritin or Zyrtec

Motion Sickness Medicine, like Bonine or Dramamine

Cough Drops or Suppressant, like Ricola or Halls

Decongestant, like Sinex or Sudafed

Pain and Fever Medicine, like Tylenol or Advil

Mild Laxative, like MiraLAX or Dulcolax

Mild Sedative or Sleep Aid, like ZzzQuil or Tylenol PM


Read the details of her advice at Ashley’s article.


And here’s a handy checklist to copy and use when you’re packing.