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Packing for the holiday of a lifetime

Published Date: 27 Feb 2017

Picking the perfect holiday destination is the easy part. The packing on the other hand, that’s when things get a little tricky. We face the challenge of under packing or simply forgetting the must-haves and most of the time, we simply pack too much.

 

Having the holiday of a lifetime is as important to you as it is to us, so we have put together a list of our top 6 imperative tips to make the burden of packing a bit lighter.

 

Travel insurance

We all have various reasons for going on holiday, whether it’s to spend time with family, escape from our daily routines or explore what the world has to offer. However, the one thing we all look for is peace of mind. Taking out travel insurance is crucial to this. It covers your medical expenses, trip cancellation, lost luggage, flight accident and other losses sustained while traveling, either internationally or within your country.  Don’t leave home without it!

 

Copies of important documents

Ensure that you have copies of your ID, passport, visa and any other important travel documents saved on your phone. By doing this you have access at all times, should you require it.

 

Medical kit

One thing to understand about emergencies is that they are practically never foreseen and may dampen the mood, making vital that you always be prepared. Keep it small but concise with items such as pain relief tablets, plasters, antiseptic cream, and bandages which can be purchased at your pharmacy or retail store.

 

Miniature toiletries

Big tubs and tubes of toiletries are known to take up tons of space which need not be the case when travelling. Invest in some miniature sized toiletries that will give you just the right amount of what you need whilst being very accommodating to all your other packing needs and desires. 

 

Roll packing

Saving packing space sounds, if not impossible, very challenging but it’s quite easy. Instead of folding your clothing the traditional way, try roll packing. By rolling each clothing item you are able to create more packing space for other items.  This technique allows you to get away with a lot, so don’t get carried away and forget about all the exciting holiday purchases you’ll be making.

 

Universal adapter

This is the ultimate go-to for all travellers. Without it, you are more than likely to have a meltdown. As small as this appliance may be, it provides to all your electrical needs. A universal adapter is a plug that allows you to connect your electrical appliances and/or gadgets to a power source in any international country seamlessly.

 

Now that you have these simple tips to hand, it’s time to start. Remember that when it’s not on your list and you’re in doubt, leave it.

 

All you have to do is book your holiday! To have a look at some great islands to escape to, go to https://www.wlh.co.za/

 

 

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