Packing for a vacation can be stressful, especially on top of everything else you need to keep in mind when taking a trip away. Depending on the length of your stay, the nature of the journey and the kind of vacation you’re taking, you’ll need to pack accordingly. Whether it’s an overnight stay at a relative’s, or an international flight for your summer vacation, we’ve gathered the best tips for making sure you’re all packed and ready to go.
Short Term Stay
An overnight stay or weekend trip may not require a ton of baggage, but it’s still a good idea to give your packing some thought. You’ll be surprised how many little things you use on a daily basis, and that you won’t want to wake up without. Some things you’ll almost definitely want to include:
- Clean set of clothes
- Contact lens case & solution
- Glasses case
- Any medication / vitamins you might be taking
- Cosmetics & toiletries (makeup remover etc.)
- Mini mirror
- Phone charger
Even when packing for a casual, short term stay, it’s surprising how many little things you can end up needing to bring along with you. With so many individual bits needed, stay organized and use a simple and sophisticated mini makeup train case to store those odds and ends safely, during your journey and your stay.
If you’re travelling for a long-term vacation within the US, whether it’s by car, train or plane, you’ll need to make sure you’re prepared. Of course, you’ll be able to buy things you’ve forgotten if you have to, but ideally, you’ll have everything you need packed safely, so you can get on with enjoying your vacation.
Some extras you could need for your domestic trip include:
- Motion sickness tablets
- Sun hat or visor
- Comfortable shoes for walking
- Feminine hygiene products
- Prescription medication
- Razors & shaving kit
It’s likely that if you’re away from home for a longer period of time, you may have more valuable or fragile items with you. Make sure to use a discreet, sturdy bag like this elegant jewelry and makeup bag to keep all those important extras in one place.
If you’re flying domestic, spend the time making a packing list – it’s annoying to realize too late that you’ve left your swimsuit at home when you’re already on the plane!
Check your airline’s rules regarding baggage thoroughly; while domestic flights tend to be less strict about baggage restrictions, you don’t want to face the extra charges when you could have simply packed a little less.
We know girls love to be prepared when it comes to cosmetics. Who knows when you’ll need a quick glam-up? For vacations of a week or more, keep all your makeup in one place with a useful large cosmetic organizer, available in three sophisticated shades; cream, grey and black.
When it comes to traveling internationally, you really don’t want to be forgetting to pack anything major. When going abroad, make sure you include:
- Adapters and converters for the foreign plugs
- Medical insurance documents (it’s a good idea to have paper copies of important docs in case you can’t access a screen or printer abroad)
- Travel accessories (pillows, travel sized toiletries, eye masks etc.)
- Passport & any other travel docs
Your US passport is one of the most valuable things you own, so make sure you always keep it on you while travelling. An accessible travel passport keeper is a stylish way to make sure your passport stays safe.
We hope these tips and reminders have been helpful when packing for your next big adventure. Bon Voyage!