“Let’s go for a holiday!”
Treating yourself to a holiday is always exciting and much anticipated, but let’s face it, packing is a dreadful chore. Often left to the last minute, cramming your worldly possessions into a suitcase which is always too small can be the first thing to go wrong with a holiday trip.
It’s crucial to your enjoyment of your holiday that you have all the important things you need on your holiday and transporting them with minimal fuss, worry and misadventure. Here is our easy-peasy packing guide for every trip you are bound to take in your lifetime.
Before you stuff in four pairs of shoes and five lipsticks in your suitcase, think twice about whether you really need them all. Planning ahead and familiarising yourself with the climate and itinerary of your holiday destination can help you avoid buying things that you would rarely use again.
To save on your suitcase space on clothing, choose wardrobe items which can be suitable for multiple occasions. A simple black jersey shift dress looks good at a business meeting, dinner and the flea market. You can also bring multiple-use products to reduce your suitcase load. A face moisturizer with good SPF can double as body lotion.
Most hotels will provide an iron. However, you can leave the travelling iron behind in favor of crinkle- resistant clothing. Blended fabrics are great choice of traveling clothing compared to all-natural cotton or linen. You can bring a set of basic tops, bottoms and a few accessories to mix and match.
Packing for the sun, sand and surf
This is possibly the easiest vacation to pack because you’ll only need minimum clothing for maximum fun. Some essentials would be sun blocks, at least two swimsuits (if you are staying more than 2 days) and quick-dry (thin) clothing. A duffel bag is all you need to keep your travel needs. Ziploc bags or waterproof case are recommended to prevent your toiletries from spilling in your bag.
Investing in a huge colorful pareo can help you save your suitcase space by doubling as a wrap, towel, bag, headscarf, shawl, blanket and mat. Beach holidays should be carefree, but make sure your personal belongings are kept safe and dry at the beach. Keep your phone in a waterproof case ensures you will be able to keep making calls and text without getting your phone wet.
A Day Hike
Hiking always requires to pack light – that includes the backpack, since you’ll be carrying everything most of the time. You’ll need to pack smart and bring only the necessities. A good tip is to discuss among your travel companions and split the things that can be shared so you can all lighten your respective loads.
If your vacation includes cold weather, beautiful snowfall and hot chocolate beside the fireplace, be sure you are well-equipped for the weather. Carry your winter coat instead of packing it in your check-in baggage will not only saves space, you will need the jacket once you arrive at the destination.
Beanies are great accessories to bring as they help to keep the warmth in. A pair of Briko sunglasses can provide you both style and safety. Simply change your elastic head strap to regular temples when you go from slope to street.