When planning a trip, packing to go on the trip can be stressful. However, if you plan ahead you will be able to save time, money and energy all because of correct packing techniques! Take it from me, I have been there and done that. I used to carry extra, ended up with with a big bag and then struggled afterwards lugging it from buses to trains and hotels, but after a few solo trips I now know what (and what not to) pack and how to pack light.
When it comes to packing clothes there are a few basic basic pieces we girls can take to mix and match, layer and wear in multiple ways. Here are some of my favourites when it comes to packing for a trip:
- Knee length dress in a neutral shade
- Black leggings
- Sarong or wrap skirt
- Oversized t-shirt
- Soft denim or long sleeved shirt with front buttons
Of course and other essentials including:
- Towel (better be safe than sorry!)
- Pair or two of socks
- Rain coat
- Sandals, espadrille flats and/or converse
- Laundry bag (if you don’t plan doing your laundry while on holiday)
If it is possible, do pack in cubes as not only does it help you better organise clothes but it also gives more space in your luggage. Of course depending on the climatic conditions of the place you plan of The clothes we pack will differ based on location you go, so be sure to hit that weather app!
There are a few other essentials that will remain the same no matter where you go:
Toiletries – toothbrush, toothpaste, soap or shower gel, shampoo (sachets are the way to go), cotton buds, tissues, wet wipes, sanitise, moisturiser, body lotion, sunscreen, deodorant, miniature body mist or perfume, nail clipper, comb or hairbrush and if you are in luck, a hanging toiletry bag (not all bathrooms might have counters!). If you do travel frequently, invest in some travel sized bottles or tubs for your lotions and creams (and thank me later!).
Medicine and travel first aid pouch – self-help medication, hot and cold patches (like salonpas), plasters, bandages and a Swiss army knife.
Gadgets – travel charger, power bank, headphones, spare batteries, memory cards, selfie stick and camera.
Others – sleeping mask, ear plugs, book to read, adult colouring book with crayons or colour pencils (keeps me company!) , small note book and pen.
Also, don’t forget your checklist!
Where can we go?
The cultural triangle of Sri Lanka – Polonnaruwa, Anuradhapura and Kandy would be ideal trip and bit of history lesson on your trip. Remember this is in the dry zone so don’t forget to drink plenty of water so you don’t get dehydrated. There is plenty of accommodation to fit your budget and our property at Yoho Inn Hill Street Kandy could be an option to consider.
If you are beach bum and looking for R&R time Arugam Bay is a bit of a journey, but a great holiday destination. You can relax, surf and eat seafood to your heart’s delight and the distance of travelling will be forgotten when wake up to catch the beautiful sunrise. Our property at Yoho Sea Rock Road is great if you are heading towards the East.
Ready to getaway already?