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What to Pack So You Don’t Get Caught Out on Holiday

Going on holiday with the family is great fun, but the packing part of it isn’t quite as fun. It does need to be done though, so pack these things.

Versatile Clothing

You have to think carefully about what clothes you pack when you’re going away. The weather is impossible to predict, so it’s a good idea to be prepared for whatever it might throw at you. You know roughly what kind of climate you’ll be confronted with when you arrive at your destination, but it can still throw up surprises.

Buying items like a Travel Cardigan can be a good idea. It’s a bag that can be turned into a cardigan, so you’ll be covered no matter what the weather is doing. This kind of versatility can be incredibly valuable. Waterproofs are essential too; it rains everywhere! Don’t forget that.

Cash & Travellers Cheques

It’s understandable that a lot of tourists are wary of taking cash with them when they go abroad. In a lot of cities, it’s tourists who are targeted most by thieves and pickpockets. It’s much safer to take a combination of cash and travellers cheques. Cash is important as the recent situation in Greece has shown. Cash allows you to be able to for things no matter what happens to the banks.

But taking cash alone might not be a great idea. Travellers cheques are great because they’re much more secure than cash. They’re pre-printed cheques for fixed about of money. A lot of people use them because they’re secure as they can be replaced if they get lost or stolen.

Use Clear Wash Bags

Being able to see through your wash backs and cases that you pack can save you a lot of time when it comes to packing up and coming home. That’s because you don’t have to unzip them and pour out their contents to see what’s inside them (and what’s not), you can just look through them.

These are very easy to find and they’re very cheap too, so invest in a few of them. It might seem like a minor problem, but it could save you a lot of time and effort when you’re rushing around, trying to make sure you’ve left nothing behind. And that’s something you can’t put a price on.


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Take Sun Cream

You can never be too careful when it comes to protecting you and your family from the potentially damaging effects of the sun. If you don’t know whether they’ll sell high-quality sun cream at the destination you’re travelling to, it’s best to take your own with you. That way you’ll be sure to avert lasting damage to your skin.

It’s not just about the long-term damage the sun can cause to your skin though, getting burnt is no fun in the short-term either. This is especially true if you have young children. They will become easily irritated and uncomfortable if their skin is burnt for the duration of the family holiday.

If you pack each of these items, you won’t get caught out.

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