Before you go: Color copy your Passport and a secondary government-issued photo ID, like your drivers license. Write the phone number of the US embassy in the country youre visiting on the back, and pack the copies in a separate place from the originalsso if one gets lost or stolen, youll have backup ID.
The fix: Call the US embassy right away and report your passport stolen; it may be a few days before you can pick up a new one, but having copies can expedite the process.
Before you go: Pack sunscreen of at least SPF 30, plus a floppy sun hat (think JLo). We like La Roche Posay Anthelios sunblock—it stays on, won’t make you break out or irritate sensitive skin, and protects from UVA and UVB rays. Also bring Advil and aloe.
The fix: Get out of the sun. Take a cool shower or apply cool compresses to the burned areas. Pop an Advil to reduce pain and swelling, then slather yourself in non-menthol, all-natural aloe vera gel. If you’re sensitive to the touch, try Solarcaine—cooling aerosol aloe vera with numbing lidocaine. Don’t pick or peel! Drinks lots of cold water, and keep blisters clean so they don’t get infected.