Summer has officially begun. HOORAY! If you’re going away soon, you’ve probably done most of the preparations. You’ve booked your flights and hotel, downloaded weather forecast app onto your phone, and googled all the fun things to do while you’re away. Now, as you’re counting down the days to your big trip, you may be left dreading the inevitable thing you’ll need to do before going away…PACKING.
Packing was never my favourite chore. I’ve always wished there was a packing fairy I could call to get some help. I’m still not an expert but over the years I’ve managed to make the process slightly easier by compiling a list of holiday packing essentials I take with me everywhere I go.
First aid medication
Painkillers, diarrhea medications, something for insect bites…it’s always good to be prepared just in case.
Make sure you stock up on wet wipes before going away. They may seem to be a bit old school to you, but don’t underestimate their power. They will come in handy when you need to quickly freshen up, mop dust off your shoes, or clean up scrapes.
A blanket wrap
Blanket wraps are not only perfect for transitioning between seasons. They also come a long way when travelling so I always make sure I have one in my hand luggage just in case it gets chilly on a plane.
Weather can be pretty unpredictable in most countries. And if I’m lucky to go to warmer climes, I wear a sweater/cardi in the evenings or when I’m in restaurants, shops etc as the A/C in public places is usually on at full blast.
Jeans are such a staple clothing item many of us wear on holidays. They’re also quite heavy so I end up wearing them to save space in the suitcase.
I don’t like walking bare foot in a hotel room. As not all hotels provide complimentary slippers, I always keep a spare pair in my suitcase.
Travel Sewing kit
Holiday packing essentials list wouldn’t be complete without a travel sewing kit. There’s nothing worse than a clothing emergency when you’re far from home. That’s why I always make sure I have a mini kit with me as it’s ideal for easy and quick repairs.
Travel converter and adapter
The voltage and plug types differ in many countries. Prepare in advance so you won’t have to worry about your phone running out of juice.
It goes without saying that comfortable shoes are a must to keep my feet happy while sightseeing.