What to pack for ANY trip
So we all have that little saying as we leave the house on a daily basis to make sure we haven’t forgotten anything important, right? It’s not just me? “keys, wallet, phone, sunglasses”.
Out the door.
But what about when your going away for longer, like… over night, a long weekend, or even a “proper holiday”? Surely there’s some basics?
Sounds silly, but you’d be surprised the number of clients who call from the airport letting me know they forgot it- or that they didn’t apply for the visa I nagged them about getting for months! Sort it out, if your going to the airport, take your passport!
Another basic people tend to forget, especially when going from a winter to summer destination and then you end up needing to buy new ones at the airport, either costing the world, or looking hideous. And you know, this is one of my essentials regardless. If I’m leaving the house, I need to look cool.
Your phone charger
If your planning on being out of the house for more than 24 hours, you know how vital this is. It’s almost more important than your passport.
One of the ladies, I doubt men care, that stuff does wonders for your hair once you land. Volume and static remover. Just stepped off a plane? Now look like you stepped out of a salon too! Rejoice!
A pair of thongs/jandles/flip-flops
A must for anyone going to the tropics even if I’m staying in a 4 star hotel or above, I’d be wary if the shower. I’m not a crazy germaphobe, but hotel showers are pretty gross and breed bacteria in hot climates. Wear thongs on your feet to combat dirty fungal foot festering.
I know, that’s old school, but really, should you be going anywhere in this day and age without some sort of map app on your phone, or a proper paper one ripped out of a lonely planet?! There’s no excuse for turning up somewhere new and having to ask people where everything is- it makes you look unprepared and worse- A target for pick picketers and scams. Even if you don’t know where your going, pretend like you do until your far enough away from the train station/bus stop/airport to start getting flustered.
What are your “must takes” ?
Or hey, maybe like me you actually tend to travel for months at a time? 5 items just won’t cut it…. more on how to pack your life into less than 70 Liters another time!