Adventure Travel - General

What To Pack For Your Holiday Abroad

The flights are booked, passports are up-to-date and sun cream has been bought – you are ready to get your summer holiday started with some sun, sea and sand! Before you get there though, you have to complete one of the most dreaded tasks associated with going on holidays – packing! With our guide to what to pack for your holiday abroad, you will have it done in no time.


1. Toiletries

You can save a considerable amount of space and weight by packing economy sized or travel sized versions of shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste and other toiletries. When you holiday abroad, you are almost guaranteed sunshine so sun lotion with the adequate sun protection factor for your skin is an absolute must. You should also pack a bottle of after sun to keep your skin moisturised after a day in the sun.

2. Holiday medication kit

When you are abroad, it is most important that you are prepared for the minor accidents that can often happen by packing a holiday medication kit. Everything from mosquito bites to cuts and grazes can dampen your holiday spirits. The medication kit should contain insect repellent, antiseptic cream, plasters, aspirin, a rehydration solution and perhaps some bandages or dressings.

Ensure that you have the necessary travel insurance documents in your kit just in case you suffer a more serious ailment or accident. After all, holiday illness can happen to anyone, anywhere and anytime. It is better to be safe than sorry. In the event of a serious incident on holidays, you should also consider contacting as they can help you to claim any compensation that you may be entitled to.

3. Electrical Items

If you want to stay connected while on holidays, don’t forget to pack your mobile phone charger and maybe your laptop or tablet charger. You should also bring your iPod charger and earphones for entertainment both during the flight and while relaxing on your balcony or by the beach.

While these items can be bought at the airport, why incur an unnecessary expense before you’ve even left the country? It is advisable to check what type of electrical outlets are used in your holiday destination as you may need to get a travel adapter so that you will be able to use your electrical items abroad.

4. Clothing and footwear

When it comes to packing clothing and footwear for your summer holiday, think capsule collection as opposed to whole wardrobe collection! Pick a few items that will mix and match and key items of clothing that can easily be transformed from daywear to nightwear. When packing footwear, pack two pairs of flip flops (one casual and one dressy) and pack just one pair of heels. Some well-chosen jewellery and accessories will also set off your outfits so choose well!

Beachwear comes in all shapes and sizes from bikinis to one piece swimsuits so choose whatever you are comfortable in and go with that.

So as you can see, packing doesn’t have to be a stressful chore. With these tips for packing the holiday essentials, you will feel prepared for your summer holiday. All that will be left for you to do is soak up the sun and have some fun!

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