There is a certain thrill and excitement that comes with traveling to new places. This blog is oriented to help you take a stress-free vacation and not to forget to pack the basics:
10 Things not to Forget when Packing for Your Vacation!
Packing for a week vacation or getaway doesn’t have to be stressful or overwhelming – all it takes is a little extra planning to avoid over packing. With your flights and hotels booked, the luggage is the last thing stopping you from that great holiday. We know it feels like a chore, but if you follow our expert packing tips you’ll never have to worry.
1. Make a list
Ok, so it sounds a little boring but they are the gateway to a stress-free holiday. Separate your essentials from your desirables, and be realistic with your luggage limitations.
2. Don’t forget the first aid kit
We’re not asking you to prepare for ER, just a small bag with the most necessary pills and medicine you might need. After all, nobody wants to suffer a punishing headache, high-climate fever, upset stomach or all three during a holiday.
3. Name tags are there to help
Most suitcases come with name tags fitted as standard, so be sure to fill them in just in case you – or the airline – lose your luggage!
4. Observe restrictions on baggage
If your airline says: “23kg”, then they mean 23kg! Weigh your bags before you get to the airport and make sure you are within the restrictions.
5. Save bag space for all your holiday purchases
Whether it’s duty free goods or holiday mementos, it’s inevitable that you’ll be bringing more back home with you than when you left – so make sure you have room for it!
6. Don’t forget your phone charger
Traveling without a phone charger is a terrible mistake — especially once you see how much they cost in airports and resort towns.
7. Keep on rolling…
Roll, don’t fold. Not only will it reduce those pesky wrinkles and creases in your gear, it’ll save you some much needed suitcase space.
8. Don’t predict the weather – check it
Depending on where you’re going, weather forecasts are either your holiday’s best friend or biggest foe. Check the day before you fly and pack accordingly.
9. No on-board manicure and limit your liquids
If you’re thinking about carrying a nail file, scissors, or any other sharp primping tool in your luggage – give up the idea! They are prohibited and airport workers will ask you to get rid of them.
Also all liquids carried in hand luggage must be no more than 100 ml per item, and must fit into one small and re-sealable transparent bag. If you’re carrying anything larger, stow it with your checked-in suitcase.
10. Don’t leave home without the essentials
Check and check again that you have a valid passport, travel insurance documents, Tickets/booking confirmations – flights, accommodation etc., bank cards and cash money and – for the sake of your holiday companions – a toothbrush.