Going on holiday soon and haven’t packed? We know how stressful sorting a travel bag can be, especially when you have to be conscious about luggage weight and restrictions as well as making sure you don’t leave anything important behind!
We asked our lovely Events team to share their top travelling tips – after all, who’s better to ask than those who are always on the go?
- Pack an extension lead
It won’t take up much space and you won’t regret bringing it with you! Some hotels facilitate lots of plugs, whereas some only offer one or two.
- Invest in a world travel adaptor
And it will be the best decision you make! You don’t need to think about where you are going - it has a USB socket which can charge anything.
- Refresh yourself
Pack travel-sized wet wipes and antibacterial gel. After a couple of hours on a plane you will be glad you packed these so you can quickly freshen up.
- Mobile phone tips
Don’t forget to switch off your mobile data roaming, otherwise you could have a big bill waiting for you when you go back home! Alternatively, you can purchase travel roaming, which is always handy to have.
- Packing cubes
This is a smart way to travel. You will know where sections of your clothes are without ‘rummaging’ or creasing the rest!
- Roll your clothes
It saves so much space in your suitcase and doesn’t dramatically crease clothes as much as folding does – result!
- Bag up your liquids
There is nothing worse than re-opening your suitcase to find your shower gel has exploded all over your clothes! Separate your toiletries and ensure they are wrapped up in a plastic bag or a zip lock bag. If on a budget, use airtight sandwich bags.
- Airline issue plastic bags
Spend a few pounds on Airline issue plastic bags. If you pack up your cabin liquids in an approved plastic bag before you travel to the airport, it saves so much time when going through security.
- Keep moisturised and hydrated
Especially on long haul flights. Use a thick moisturiser every two hours to avoid looking dehydrated and make sure you drink lots of water too!
- Pack the right shoes
Wear shoes that have a good arch support – this will make such a difference when you are on your feet for hours. If your feet swell from travelling, loose sandals or flip flops are ideal.