Whether you’re jet-setting to the most glamorous cities, backpacking through forests or lounging on beaches there are some clothing, accessory, and baggage items that you should never travel without.
Read on to find out what you have to pack for your next trip (and don’t worry, pants that you can unzip into shorts and hats with neck protection are not on our list).
1. Button Up Shirts
If you read our previous blog, you’d know we’re big fans of climate-conscious travelling. And what better way to be climate conscious than to pack light, limit the clothes you wash, and minimise the number of outfits you go through in a day?
That’s why the humble button-up shirt ticks all our boxes. Fashionable? Check. Formal? Check. UV protection? Check. Warm? Check. There isn’t a single situation where a good linen shirt doesn’t fit the brief when travelling.
2. Walking Shoes and Flip Flops
You have definitely heard this before but we’re going to stress the point anyway. Get yourself a comfortable pair of sturdy walking shoes – running shoes or sneakers are a must when exploring new places!
Travelling on foot is the cheapest way to get around and the best way to see everything a city has to offer. It’s also a great way to burn off the local delicacies you’ll be tucking into.
Beyond your walking shoes, you should also travel with a pair of slops. These are obviously perfect for beach holidays but also give you something to slip on while you’re hanging out in your hotel room. If your hotel isn’t the Four Seasons, these might save you from whatever is lingering on the shower floor.
3. A Backpack
You’re travelling so you may as well lean into that foreigner look and carry a bulky backpack around – own it. After all, you’re going to have to carry cameras, jerseys, water bottles and maps around all day. If you’re looking for a durable backpack that becomes your travel companion for years to come, have a look at our Architecture Urban Rath backpack by Victorinox.
4. Scarves! Hats! Umbrellas!
Planning for a foreign climate isn’t always so easy and bad weather really can ruin a good adventure. We suggest you pack a couple of scarves. They don’t take up much space and have many uses. You can use a scarf for shielding yourself from the hot sun and dust or you can use it to keep your neck warm when it gets chilly out.
They also add some variety to your limited travel wardrobe.
We also recommend travelling with a hat and an umbrella. A bad sunburn can leave you stuck in your room, as can the lack of an umbrella on a rainy day.
Small travel umbrellas can be found almost anywhere but we like Cape Union Mart’s brolly in particular.-
Those are our top picks for things you might not have thought to pack that will make your holiday so much better. If you need luggage that can fit all of the above, and much more, have a look at the Spin Elite Travel Set by Cellini which is on sale at the moment.