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The Essentials: What To Pack For Vacation

Travelling is an exciting experience that opens up new worlds and brings those lucky enough to experience it new opportunities. However, in order to enjoy yourself and entirely throw yourself into whatever it is you’re doing, you’re going to need to know what to pack for vacation.

what to pack for vacation

Forgetting something will, at best, make you uneasy and, at worst, could mean you can’t continue with your trip. With that in mind, here are some of the things you must not forget to pack when you’re travelling. 

What To Pack For Vacation

#1: Documents 

Although it might seem like an obvious point, forgetting your important travel documents would be a disaster, and it’s amazing how many people go through this every time they want to go somewhere. Of course, these days, the good news is that many documents can be stored on your phone, and this includes your tickets, hotel reservations, and even boarding passes. 

But your passport cannot be stored on your phone, and it has to be with you in physical form in order for you to use it to travel. Because your passport isn’t something you carry around with you every day (for the most part; it can actually be useful to keep it with you for ID, for example), it’s easy to forget. So make sure you definitely have this crucial document with you if you’re going abroad, otherwise you’ll have to go home and get it and risk missing your flight. 

#2: Electronics 

You might be hoping to get away from it all and not want to take any electronics with you, in which case, it’s fine to leave them at home (just leave them somewhere safe, ideally out of sight of your windows so burglars aren’t tempted). However, if you want to have your phone, tablet, or laptop with you, it’s important to remember to pack them. 

Your phone is easy to remember because you’ll probably have it with you anyway, and it’s a habit to drop it into your bag or pocket whenever you leave the house. The other items might be easier to forget, and if you were expecting to use them to communicate with those at home, keep the kids amused, or even work while you’re away, leaving them at home can really cause a problem with your trip and your enjoyment. And, of course, even if you pack the electronics, you mustn’t forget the chargers that go with them. 

#3: Makeup

If you usually wear makeup, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t continue to do so on your trip, so don’t leave it behind. In fact, you can have a lot of fun before you head off when you experiment with makeup for different skin tones and ensure you have exactly what you need when you start packing. 

When you are packing your makeup, make sure that you pack everything in waterproof or leakproof bags. If your luggage was damaged during your travels and your containers of makeup were broken, it would cause a big mess that could mean your clothes need to be washed immediately, leaving you with nothing to wear.

So, there you have it, the essentials of what to pack for vacation. We hope these top tips make packing a super simple process for you and you can get on to enjoying your holiday, stress-free.

this is a contributed article

Shelley Whittaker

Shelley Whittaker

Shelley is the Founder of Wander & Luxe. She is an award nominated blogger and has worked in the travel, motherhood and lifestyle space since 2016. Her mission is to inspire family wanderlust by showing her adventures and sharing her knowledge and know how when travelling with kids. All whilst she tries to conquer motherhood and indulge in life’s little luxuries.

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