We understand that travelling can be a stressful process for people, particularly when it comes to organising passports and making sure that you have everything packed. But we are here to help you out. To get you started, we have compiled a list of some of the items you need to bring with you when you are travelling, regardless of the location.
A Portable Phone Charger
Too often when we are travelling, we are constantly on the move and using our mobile phones for both Google Maps and taking photos all of which can drain the battery. To prevent your phone from running out of battery when you are on the move, we advise that you bring a portable charger with you.
These come in a wide range of different shapes and sizes and can be charged overnight as you sleep, giving you a whole day of extra charge when you are away from an outlet.
Passport and GHIC Card
Another important element that you need to organise is your passport. As a result of the new Brexit rules, you can travel with an existing passport providing that it is under 10 years old and still has a minimum of six months before it expires. In addition to this, the new Brexit rules for those visiting Europe from the UK also state that a person with an EHIC card that is in date will still be able to use it. However, those that have an expired card will need to apply for the new ghic card for it to be accepted in a medical emergency.
Due to both of these applications taking some time and the passport and card taking between 1 – 2 weeks to arrive, it is important to make sure that you have organised this well in advance to make sure both arrive before you are set to travel. If you need to get a photo taken for either your passport or visa and don’t want to have to go somewhere to do it, you can now get passport and visa photos online!
An Outfit For Every Occasion
Though packing clothes is one of the first things you think to do, why not make it slightly more fun by packing several outfits rather than individual items. If you are lucky enough to know the itinerary that you have, you can then plan an outfit around this to make the perfect look for every occasion.
Packing specific outfits will also prevent the amount of wasted space that is often taken up by clothes that you do not even wear.
A Waterproof Coat
If you are travelling to Europe you may find that the weather conditions can vary depending on the time of year. Therefore, bringing a waterproof rain mac as well as some thick jumpers is the best way to get around this. Not only is a mac compact to fit in the suitcase, but it is also light allowing you to wear it on even the hottest summer day.
Regardless of the time of year that you are travelling or the location that you are visiting, we are sure that these basic packing tips will help you to make sure that you are prepared for anything. Which of these will you be bringing with you the next time you are travelling?
*Photos by Gustavo Fring