What A Girl NEEDS!
Packing for a holiday can be an ultimate nightmare, I am always being told that I pack far too much in my suitcase when we go abroad but girls holiday essentials are important….right?
One of our best investments was luggage scales, these have saved us loads of times from being caught for extra luggage costs. Having these and pre-weighing our cases has helped speed things up at the airport, saved us money on extra luggage costs and also saved us the embarrassment on having over weight cases.
A girl needs her holiday essentials
Shoes – Ian laughs at me when I try to explain a girl can never have too many shoes. Well they are crucial and help complete the look. I will admit I do have rather a few pairs, but unless I want to face extra costs at the airport I will have narrow it down to 3 pairs, day shoes, flip-flops and evening shoes.
Swimwear – Fun in the pool with the kid’s when on holiday is a MUST, we have so much fun together on the water slides so making sure my swimwear is packed is definitely a must. The kid’s always check mine is packed so I have no chance of forgetting.
Sun protection – There is nothing worse than getting sun burnt when on holiday, it can be painful and can sometimes ruin a good holiday. Making sure sun glasses, sun hats and sunscreen is packed is high priority. There is nothing worse than looking like a lobster.
Summer clothes – Yes I spend ages when it comes to looking for holiday clothes, I look in local shops, in catalogs, even online. I always like new clothes to take with me. However I always try to not go overboard, I try and purchase lightweight clothes that are not to bulky when folded, that way I get to pack more clothes……well a girl likes to look her best, especially when on holiday.
Beauty products – This is one thing that drives the men in my house crazy, the amount of products I like to take with me when we go on our holidays. They laugh and say they take up a suitcase on their own. I can never get on with hotel hair dryers so I like to take my own, then there is my hair straighteners, make-up, sprays, moisturisers, brushes, body wash & bathroom bits, tooth-brush, make-up removers, perfumes, shower products and so on. I have found travel bottles/pots a fantastic space saver!
Ian laughs at me and say’s my case is the bottomless case….well a girl can never pack too much when going away, right girls?
When you think how many products we use every day, it all mounts up as we find out when limited to space and a weight limit.
Bags – beach bag, day bag and don’t forget an evening bag.
Camera – well you can’t go on holiday without taking any photos can you?
Chargers – for iPad, phone and the camera.
Adaptors – we got caught out one year and was not impressed when we couldn’t charge our phones.
Insect repellent – best to be prepared.
Travel guides – arrive prepared.
Tickets/travel documents – always have them to hand, saves fighting your case in public looking for them.
Passports – always keep an eye on your expiry date, they have a way of sneaking up on you.
Medication – making sure I have any medication needed for the time scale I am away.
Travel entertainment – I always go armed with a good magazine for the journey and an up-to-date music collection on my phone along with my earphones, I refresh my memory and have another read of the travel guides of where we are heading and plan the fun ready for our arrival.
Yes I have to sit on my case as I never want to leave anything behind.