“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.”

TravelHaven Tips — More from The Everywhereist

We told you about The Everywhereist’s great travel blog. Now follow thislink to her website and read it!

Meanwhile, we’ll share a few more of her tips.

If you are starting a brand-new book on your flight, bring at least one other form of entertainment with you, because that brand-new book might suck.

Going somewhere with clean drinking water? Pack a reusable water bottle that clips on to your bag. Bonus points if it’s collapsible. In an age where the bottled stuff costs $7, you’ll save a ton, too.

Bring a travel first aid kit with the following: ibuprofen (or other pain killer), decongestant, NyQuil, bandages, hydrocortizone cream. You will not believe how often it will come in handy.

You will inevitably forget something, either at home or while on your trip. Accept this reality, and pray it is not your passport or your spouse

If you’ve forgotten something, check with the hotel before running to a drugstore. Most housekeeping departments carry toothbrushes, combs, sewing kits, shower caps, and disposable razors that they will give you free of charge.