Going on a holiday? Get ready for a perfect take-off! Clever
planning and cleaver packing ensure that hassle-free travel
is in the bag! The joy of making a trip or going on a
holiday is often dimmed by the thought of packing a
The secret to hassle free travel is to get organized and to firstly plan your travel on paper. Find out about the climate of your destination. Write down the number of days you will be away. Break these into activities, such as: sporting activities, city shopping, evening entertainment (dinners, parties around the pool, barbeques, etc.)
Examine your wardrobe and work out what you will wear for each occasion. See which of these outfits can be worn for more than one event. Try on the clothes you plan to take. Even if your clothes are cleaned or laundered regularly, it's a good idea to check each item. Sometimes a button is missing, a hem is loose, or the outfit is inappropriate. This step will enable you to co-ordinate individual items, eliminate unnecessary weight and make packing easier. After you've checked your holiday clothes, hang them separately.
Never take more than you can carry yourself. Since porters are a disappearing breed and luggage carts are often unavailable, plan accordingly. Nothing is worse than standing with three suitcases at an airport, not knowing how to get to the taxi stand or bus stop. Try to keep your luggage down to what you can carry without too much effort - one large suitcase, one smaller one, and a shoulder bag. You may not be very comfortable, but at least you wont feel helpless or immobilized.