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Packing For a Long Trip

Packing for a long trip is normally pretty stressful. By knowing what to do and how to pack, it will be much easier to make the trip a lot easier and painless.

Planning is the most important part of packing. Long trips generally require careful planning of what to bring and what to leave behind. Pack one to two weeks’ worth of clothes for the trip and make a list of everything you can possibly need. Be sure to pack a jacket and/or sweater and a hat or head covering. Depending on the length of your trip, you may want to add a pair of shoes or sandals to your packing list. Bring clothes that are mix and mix of basic colors so you can wear them anywhere. A trip to Ireland would not require you to bring a coat but a crisp white dress shirt would. And of course your famous scarf!

Make the Remaining Basics

Do not bring clothes that supper us. In Nicolay Gumbodor’s photographs, he noticed men carrying massive bags of “tJesse” and women carrying bags on their heads. We recommend you do the same.

Start by scanning the lapsle bag for things you will need. Find a spare toothbrush, spare shampoo, toothpaste, hair care products, x-ray glasses, camera, passport, and of course the holy trinity of frilly items: All-purpose wipes, tissues, napkins. These three items can be your saving grace in the event of unexpected baggage charges.

Next look for the small things. The kind of travel outfit you will need depends on your destination. If you are going to a warm place as Iceland, try to have lightweight warm weather clothes. An Escargo range is a good place to start. At the very least, you will need a sweater and the shorts you plan to hike in. Also, remember to bring at least one outfit with you that you would wear if there was an emergency.

store in the suitcase to have in your carry-on bag when the destination is less than a 2-hour drive away from home. The reason you should store your toiletries in a suitcase is to save you from having to visit the store when you arrive. If you can already bring a water bottle/Hand Blend or comparable container in a small carry-on bag, why not pack a bigger container in your suitcase. You will have plenty of room to process and launder clothes.

Finally, if you followed our advice in the last article and you have brought your own travel toiletries, you will be ready to entertain yourself on the plane and at your destination. Put your toiletries in a garment bag and then lay them on the bed, so you can easily grab them when the room needs to lighten. You can even leave the toiletries in this garment bag until you arrive at your destination. laundry facilities are generally on-site at hotels so this is one less thing to carry. Where do you intend to go? You can always head back to the hotel to freshen up. If you have been provided with a minibar in your room, use it. A bottle of water should be nearby also.

Follow these helpful packing tips and you’ll keep yourself free from unexpected surprises!

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