What To Pack
Having those "if only i'd brought..." moments even though you have an over-stuffed suitcase is not the best start to your holiday. At Direct Holidays, we have some helpful tips and advice to ensure that you are well-prepared and don't spend the first precious days of your holiday ironing creased clothes.
It goes without saying that your passport is essential when travelling abroad. But what would you do if it went missing or got stolen? Some helpful tips include keeping a photocopy of your passport in your luggage so you have the details should something happen. Alternatively, sending yourself an e-mail with some essential information such as your passport number or insurance reference will mean that you can access those details quickly and easily.
If you are travelling with your partner or family and have more than one suitcase, make sure that when you are packing you mix your clothes between the luggage. That way, if one of them goes missing or is delayed, you will have at least one change of clothes with you. If you are travelling alone, pack at least one outfit in your hand-luggage.
Get It Together
Putting together a first-aid kit, even if you're going on a short-haul holiday, is worth it. Having a supply of plasters and spray-on antiseptic, as well as remedies for indigestion, headaches, sore throats and tummy bugs, will ensure that you are prepared for any eventuality and can prevent anything from impacting your holiday.
It's A Wrap
Recycling the plastic that you get from the dry cleaners and using it to wrap your holiday
clothes in is a top tip to save you from spending valuable minutes ironing. It may take a bit
longer to pack but it really works and means that you have more time to soak up the sun.
Direct Holidays Team Tip
Save on excess baggage by using small containers of shampoo and conditioner and there will be the perfect amount for your holiday. Another great alternative to taking a lot of hair gel/ wax - just put some in an empty film canister!