What better time is there to start planning a sunny escape than dreary January? With the powers of the internet, you could be booking your accommodation and jetting off in no time. Although perhaps not everyone has the same gung ho spontaneity that we are dreaming of, that’s not to say we haven’t gone and checked all the latest trends in travel essentials just in case. Read on for a full review of everything you should be looking to take with you for your 2019 vacation.
Get organized and head out
It goes without saying that the main thing that will dictate your packing list is your destination. Once you’ve sorted that (and checked the weather) you can start considering those little extras which can take you from a packing apprentice to a packing pro. Space is always an issue, so finding items with multiple uses or that pack down to nothing are the holy grail. Beyond this, it’s sometimes the most obvious items that are the ones you leave behind: not to sound too much like your mother, but in this regard writing a list really can help! To get you started we’ve put together a few of our favorite must-take items. So, all there’s left to do is make it to the airport on time!
They look silly and you may well leave it in the coffee shop during your layover, but trust us –there is life before buying a travel pillow and life after. You want to be on the latter side. If you have trouble sleeping on planes and certainly if you have experienced any kind of neck or back pains, this one item can be a game changer. There are all kinds of different shapes and designs out there to choose from, so you can get one that suits you perfectly. What’s more, many of them now fold into more regular shapes so they can be easily strapped into or onto your carry-on luggage. Give yourself the gift of sleep and start your vacation right!
It goes without saying that if you are headed for a sun-drenched vacation, you shouldn’t forget your sunglasses. Not only do a great pair of shades protect your eyes from the serious harm that strong UV rays can do, but they can also help you to look fashion forward and Instagram-ready. Use online retailers to find the best deals for both prescription and non-prescription frames from all the top designers.
In the last few years the damage posed by us wading into tropical waters slathered in toxic sun cream has been exposed. In light of this, many places like Hawaii are putting a ban on these harmful sunscreens. Be sure to check the laws regarding what kind of applications you are permitted to use at your destination, especially if you plan on spending a lot of time in the water, and considering purchasing one of the new formulas.
Worldwide travel adapter
Remember the days when you used to have to buy a different adapter for each plug type that was used at your destination? Well, thankfully those days are long gone. Worldwide travel adapters accommodate all of the plug types used globally, so you will never be left out in the cold with an uncharged phone. Even better, up to four USB ports mean you can plug in multiple devices for simultaneous swift charging.