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How to pack for your holiday

24 August 2017

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The flights are booked, the hotel is awaiting your arrival, and all there is left to do is pack. Whether you’re a planner and have written list upon list on what to take, or you’re more a ‘pack an hour before leaving’ type person, this guide might help you in knowing what you need to take with you on your trip.

The Essentials

Always start with these. The obvious things are often those that get overlooked the most - think toothpaste, hair brush and power adaptors for whatever country you’re going to.

If you’re going somewhere sunny make sure you pack your sun cream, sunglasses and sunhat!

Of course, don’t forget your charger - without that there’ll be no calls, texts or chance for the obligatory selfie! There is nothing more frustrating than arriving at your destination without the basics and having to make a rush trip to the nearest supermarket before you can start relaxing.

The Activity Gear

If you’re going on an activity based trip (like an adventure with Cycology!), you’ll need to make sure you have all your gear for the plans you’ve made.

Think about everything - for example, if you’re going to be cycling all day, do you need to stock up on chamois cream? If you’re used to a certain brand of energy bar or gel, do you have enough for your trip?

If you’re bringing a lot of gear, you need to make sure you’ve booked in enough bags with the airline you’re flying with - and remember to check your weight allowances!

The Relaxation Gear

All holidays should have an element of relaxation to them. Make sure you pack a few things to help you switch off from the outside world. Pack your favourite book, your headphones so you can listen to some music or your swimsuit so you can spend the days you’re not cycling, at the beach.

Leave space for those souvenirs!

It’s always nice to bring people back a gift from your holiday, or maybe you want to stock up on your favourite wine that you fell in love with whilst abroad. Make sure you’ve factored in some space in your case for this and if you’re bringing back fragile items (bottles of wine or olive oil, ceramics etc) make sure you pack something soft to pad them when they’re travelling.

Above all else, no matter what you pack make sure you remember to rest, relax and have fun while you’re at it!

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