We’ve all been there…you arrive at your hotel, thinking that the worst part of the trip is over and that you finally made it to your destination. No more taxis, no more train journeys. And that awful budget airline is a thing of the past for the next 10 days. Yes, yes it’s time to begin your holiday.
And so you begin to get ready for your first night out on the town, only to begin the realization of all things you forgot to pack. Toothbrush? Nope. Camera charger? Of course you didn’t. Deodorant? Nah – who needs that whilst dancing the night away on some hot and sweaty beachfront club? Certainly not you.
But next time it can be different. With a bit of preparation, planning and careful organization, you can make sure you have all the travel essentials one could dream of. And suddenly, the hot and sweaty beach club doesn’t sound so bad, right!? Let’s get started.
First things first, think about the type of accommodation you’ve arranged. Most hotels offer soap, shampoo, conditioner and body lotion at a base level. So unless you’re particular about your suds and scrubs, don’t bother packing your own – save the space for other things like suntan lotion, hand sanitizer and toothpaste. Deodorant is a must, as is facial cleanser and insect repellent. And don’t forget your personal prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs like paracetamol and ibuprofen.
Electronics & Accessories
Is there anything worse than realizing that you’ve forgotten your chargers? The budding photographer inside your head is screaming at the top of his lungs! So next time you pack, make a checklist for all of the electronics and accessories you’ll need to be prepared for anything. Here are our top picks:
– Phone charger
– Camera charger
– Portable charger pack and cables
– Travel adapter
– Travel hair dryer
The other bits
If you want to be a super-packer, there are a few other things you can do to plan for your trip. Travel insurance, a pre-planned itinerary and printouts of booking reservations will all come in handy. Add that to the above and you’re sure to be on your way.
Now just make sure you don’t miss your flight…