Vacation time. Time to pack your suitcase. Looking around, I could detect two opposite types of people: The one eager to go on holiday, and the procrastinating burying-their-head-in-the-sand-type. You surely know them too, or you can assign yourself to one of these groups.
Direct quote Eager-to-go-on-holiday-type:
Direct quote Burying-their-head-in-the-sand-type:
While one person refuses to pack their suitcase until the night before, the next one has been thinking for weeks of everything they need to bring with them. Like many times, the best way to pack one’s suitcase is the golden mean. A little bit of planning doesn’t hurt anyone. However, you shouldn’t equip yourself for all possible contingencies. It’s best to travel with light, multifunctional luggage and exactly those things that enrich life while on the road. Easier said than done? Fiddlesticks: Just stick to this how-to-guide.
Suitcase or backpack?
Holiday wardrobe with a system
3 things you can easily leave at home
- Disinfection gel: It tends to foster an obsessive fear of bacteria, rather than being helpful. You can infect yourself anywhere, you don’t even need to touch something for it. In case of emergency (when the toilet was disgusting), pour some water from your drinking bottle over your hands and trust your immune system that it will deal with it.
- Jewelry: There is nothing more impractical than value items on vacations. And even fashion jewelry is not needed on tour in abundance. Who even wants to fetch the matching necklace from the sachet every day and disentangle it? Limit yourself to one to two favorite pieces you are already wearing at your departure.
- Books and travel guides: Why? Too heavy! Rather use an e-reader or a reading-app on your smartphone. Audio books and podcasts are also ideal to pass one’s time on long train rides.
3 things that should be part of every luggage
- Multifunctional cloth: A large cotton cloth in a decent color can be used for anything: as a blanket, a scarf, a towel, on the beach, as a dress, a seat cushion…
- Earplugs: Even if you think you aren’t sensitive – the moment will come. Be it a booming engine of a ship, a snoring neighbor in the hut or a crying toddler on the plane.
- FLSK drinking bottle: No, this is no covert advertising, I’m dead serious. I never go on holiday anymore without my FLSK. Because it saves me a lot of money and weight (drawing tap water instead of carrying bottles). Also, I love that I don’t need to drink lukewarm or hot water in warm places. Long live the thermo bottle!
Have a good trip!