The new year has finally arrived and it’s time to get ready to travel! If you’ve been cooped up at home for the last few months, you’ll be itching to jump on a plane and jet off, and the main question is: where will you go?
Once you’ve picked your destination, it’s all about the prep work to get your holiday off to the best start possible, and what better way to get started than with a good old-fashioned checklist.
While there are thousands of travel checklists on the internet, these are just five of the things you don’t want to forget for your next holiday.
Everyone hates paying for airport parking, right? It’s always overpriced and you’re never sure if your car will actually be looked after. That’s what you need to use a service like Parkon.com.
You’ll be able to search hundreds of airport parking places across the nation and you’ll always be given the best prices. Don’t skimp on airport parking, nothing ruins a holiday more than finding out your car is not where you left it when you get back.
Capsule wardrobes are all the rage for globetrotters like you! A clever mix of stable pieces and bold accessories will mean you can carry less clothing but always look dressed ready for anything.
There’s a capsule wardrobe for every style, and Pinterest is the best place to get a visual of what your outfit selections will be.
Everyone knows you can’t carry many liquids on flights, so what should you do? You really have three options here: switch to solid soaps and shampoos (a great choice for the environment), don’t take any, and buy them when you get there (risky), or invest in miniature versions of your favorite toiletries to take with you.
The bonus of miniatures is that you’ll be under the liquids limit and you’ll have your favorite brands with you.
Although this one is pretty self-explanatory, it’s amazing how many people don’t travel with earplugs and then complain about how bad the noise was on the flight!
There is always a crying baby and there is always someone sitting nearby who snores loud enough to wake the dead. Invest in a good pair of earplugs (or at least noise-canceling earphones) to block out the unwanted sounds of your travel neighbors and get ready to enjoy a much more peaceful sleep on the flight.
Bonus addition: team earplugs with a good black-out eye mask and you’ll be off into the land of nod in no time!
Probably not the first thing you were thinking of adding to your travel list but lip balm really is a must. Even if the country you’re going to be visiting isn’t particularly dry, you can guarantee the air on the flight will be dry and horrible, and the air in airports isn’t much better either.
A good lip balm will save you from dry chapped lips, it’s only a few dollars and worth a throw in your bag.