Many of us may have big travel plans this summer, but we may not be able to do anything much about them. Ongoing local lockdowns and country travel restrictions may mean we have to stay put for now. But while our foreign getaways are largely on hold, there’s still lots to explore locally or around the country, visiting places we’ve never been to and finding out all about them.
For those of us who use e-cigarettes, perhaps having recently given up smoking by using vape kits instead, we’ll certainly want to take our vape gear along for the ride, when we hit the road to go on a much-needed staycation. So how do you look after these relatively delicate pieces of electronic wizardry so they don’t get damaged and you end up frustrated because your vapes won’t work? Here’s what to look out for.
Packing and Your Vape Gear
Before you head off on a staycation to the next county or further afield, it’s important to pay attention to how you pack your vape gear for the trip, as well as what you pack. Make sure you collect all your vape equipment in one place so you can see what you have and what you need to take on the trip. This obviously includes the vape device itself, whether it’s a pen, mod, sub-ohm or anything else. You also need to pack any removable parts you may have, including tanks, drip tips and the battery.
If you go through a lot of wicks and coils in your device, due to the rate you vape, pack additional ones too and bring along spare batteries, because you may not be able to recharge when and where you want. Also, pack lots of vape juice — more e-liquid bottles than you think you might need — in case some get spilt or lost, or you happen to vape more than usual, because you’re on holiday. Make sure you put all these items in a protective carry case that will keep them safe, and pack tissues or wipes to mop up any spills or leaks that might occur.
If you are staying at a hotel or apartment, you’ll also need to pay attention to your vape gear when you arrive at your destination. This is especially the case if you’re in a small hotel room and there’s lots of moisture around, from the bath or shower. Make sure to keep your electronic cigarette far away from it, because it could damage the components. The same goes for high temperatures. If you’re at the beach or by the pool, keep your vape covered and out of the sun when not in use, because if it gets too hot, it might not work.
Can You Take E-Cigs on a Plane?
If you do manage to fly somewhere this summer — locally or to another country — you’ll need to take extra measures to protect your vapes, and to ensure you don’t get in trouble. It’s not permitted to pack your vape gear in checked-in luggage; it must be brought on board the aircraft, in a pocket or carry-on bag, so that you can keep an eye on it at all times. That doesn’t mean you can light up when you take to the skies — that’s strictly forbidden.
And just because you can enjoy your vapes at home, it doesn’t mean you can do the same thing in another country. Different places have different rules about vaping, and in some countries, it’s banned and carries fines or even prison sentences. UK vaping laws, for instance, are vastly different to those in, say, Thailand. So read up and get in the picture before you fly out, and then you’ll be sure to have the great and trouble-free summer holiday that you deserve.