Vacation Packing Tips

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Published: 24th April 2012
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Perhaps, you have planned the perfect vacation Whether you are traveling on your own or you are traveling with your family or friends, you expect to have a jolly good time. Of course, you know all about planning your vacation in the areas of accommodations, air tickets, car rentals, travel insurance, places of interest, and so on. However, packing for your vacation is also very important.

Most people start packing for their vacation one or two days before the day of departure, and with so little time, it can be quite hard to make vital and sensible decisions. How many bags should you bring? What items should you bring? Obviously, you don’t want to bring your winter clothes when you are going to a warm destination and the opposite is true when you are going to a cold destination. To help you pack efficiently for your vacation, here are some great vacation packing tips.

Wrinkle-Free Clothes
Even when you are traveling, you will want to look your best. Who knows? You may have the chance to meet your Mr. Perfect or Miss Perfect and you definitely don’t want to look like you just jumped out of a suitcase. While it’s quite impossible to be at your sparkling best during your travels, you can at least appear presentable. Try to bring as many wrinkle-free clothes as possible. During your vacation, you don’t want to waste too much time worrying about sending your clothes for ironing, and paying a bundle for the laundry service. Wrinkle-free clothes are perfect for vacations.

Black Dress
For women, it’s almost compulsory to bring along that little black dress. It’s the perfect outfit because it can be worn for many occasions, and it doesn’t get dirty quite as easily as a dress in any other color. Also, there’s just something about a woman in a black dress that drives the guys wild so there’s even more incentive to pack your favorite black dress. Whether you are going for a stroll on the beach or dining in a fancy restaurant, a black dress will be just as suitable.

Blue Jeans
Seasoned travelers always bring their blue jeans on their travels. Do you know why? Just like the black dress, blue jeans can be worn for many occasions. When you are traveling to a foreign country or destination, you may be wondering if you are dressing appropriately. In fact, some people are worried that they may be wearing the wrong clothes. Well, you can just put on your pair of blue jeans, and you will always be rightly dressed, regardless of the weather or the travel plans. Blue jeans are popular in almost all parts of the world so it’s a good idea to bring them on your vacation.

Button-Down Front Shirt
Another important piece of clothing you should pack for your vacation is a button-down front shirt. Now, you may have certain apparels that mix and match well but the button-down front shirt is indispensable because of its versatility. It can be worn with a pair of blue jeans or it can be worn with a skirt. To create a different look, you can even wear a scarf with your button-down front shirt or any which way you desire.

Hand Bag
It’s no secret that women can’t be separated from their hand bags. The tricky part is that most women have a collection of hand bags which are to be used for various occasions, and there are so many types like the sling bag, clutch, satchel, hobo bag, tote, and so on. For a vacation, it’s quite impossible to pack all these hand bags into two suitcases, considering all the other essentials. In this light, it’s best to bring just one neutral colored hand bag which is black, white or tan. A neutral hand bag is excellent because it can match all your outfits.
When people go on a vacation, they try to plan their outfits so that they don’t have to wear the same clothes too many times. In some cases, they may end up bringing too much clothes, and they may not be wearing some of those clothes during the vacation. For women, and even some men, they can cut down on the number of outfits by bringing some accessories to freshen up their appearance. Accessories like necklaces, rings, bracelets, and earrings don’t take up much space but they can be used to make a different impression.

Just because you are on vacation doesn’t mean that personal hygiene should be taking a rest. It’s important to bring all those toiletries like toothbrush, toothpaste, moisturizers, soap, shampoo, and so on. Now, you have to be smart about this. If you bring all your full-size toiletries, they will take up quite a lot of space, and you should know that space is limited in the two suitcases. What should you do? Try to get those travel size toiletries which are readily available in supermarkets or other such places. Another thing to do is to check with your hotel to see if they provide toiletries, and if they do, you can even save more space.

It’s natural that women want to look as beautiful as possible, and they definitely want to look more beautiful when they are on vacation. To do that, they need their cosmetics but again, it’s not practical to bring all the cosmetics along. Nowadays, there are multi-purpose make-up items that can be used as a lipstick or eye shadow. Of course, there are also mini cosmetics sets that can be easily carried in a hand bag.

Generally, there are no hard rules about packing for your vacation. A vacation to India is quite different from a vacation to Russia. Then, there’s also the part about weather and the type of vacation. If you are going on an extreme sport adventure, you will surely pack differently than a person who’s going on a cruise. When you pack smartly for your vacation, you will enjoy it even more!


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