I love holidays!! Who doesn’t love time away from the daily grind? Getting away pushes the reset button on your mental state and your body clock, it allows time for relaxation and rejuvenation, or some adventure depending on the type of holiday goer you are.
The not so fun part about going on holiday; apart from the money we spend; is the packing.
Don’t reinvent the wheel, there are so many packing list sites online to print off. Here is a suggested list that I used on a recent trip away. Via Smarter Travel
A Couple of Handy Tips
- When travelling overseas you will evidently need to get a power adapter for that specific country. Having only one adapter can be annoying when you have so many gadgets that need charging all at once. Take a power board with you, that way you can charge numerous items at a time with only needing to take one adapter with you.
- Choose a flight that is earlier in the day. Taking that earlier flight might mean that you get to your destination before hotel check in time, but it means that if there are any delays with flights there will be more options for alternative flights if there are any delays or cancellations. This also helps out when you have connecting flights. Most hotels can store your luggage prior to check in so you can go grab some food or start your sun baking early.
- If you can hold off transferring cash until you reach your destination, do it. You may just find that you’ll get a better offer on the currency of the country you’re visiting.
- Roll your clothes when packing. You will find that you fit so much more in, but don’t over pack, you’ll need a good excuse to go shopping for more clothes! If you have bulkier items like jumpers just lay them as flat as you can at the bottom of your bag.
- Put your own mark and flare on your suitcase to make it easier to identify on the baggage carousel of doom. Create your own luggage tags or add some different coloured ribbons to make your bag stand out.
- Use the inside of your shoes as storage! Pop your socks or underwear inside your shoes and you’re sure to save some space. Also put a shower cap or plastic bag on the bottom of your shoes to avoid any dirt getting on your clothes.
- Place cling wrap onto the tops of your shampoo and conditioner bottles before screwing the cap on, this adds another layer of protection if the liquid spills.
If you’ve got some handy travel tips or tricks we’d love to hear about them!