What To Pack For Your Next Vacation


There’s not doubt that the idea of going on holiday is exciting, but let’s be honest, the planning can take a lot of your time. Especially when the time comes to pack you want to ensure to take only what you really need. Here’s a useful guide on what to pack for your next vacation.

If you have the chance to take time off work for a few days or weeks, then you owe it to yourself to plan a holiday. I personally think it’s great to be able to explore new places, immerse yourself in a different culture and try new cuisines. And let’s be honest it never hurts if the weather is warm and the sun is shining, right?

So I would definitely recommend going on a vacation, maybe by yourself or with your partner or friends, especially as it’s so good for your mental wellbeing. If you need some guidance on what to take, then here is a roundup of my top suggestions.


I love taking photos when I am travelling around. But instead of relying on my smartphone which could easily run out of battery due to overuse, I find it’s a good idea to take a camera with you. That way you will not miss out on the opportunity to take some terrific photos that you will be able to look back upon when you return home.

Girl with Canon DSLR camera

Capsule Wardrobe

I like to take the minimum of clothing with me so that my bags are not going to be too heavy to carry around. So if you put together some outfits that can easily compliment each other it will provide you with different looks to wear, but also means not having to take your whole wardrobe with you. So you can still look stylish without all the excess weight to carry.

Good Watch

It is easy to lose track of time when you are travelling around, but I like to stick to a routine and know where I am heading next, so having a watch on me can be particularly useful. You can shop Daytona watches to see what is available and treat yourself in the meantime. I say why not really.

Hat, Sunscreen and Sunglasses

If you are heading somewhere hot then you will want to protect yourself from the sun. A bit of sun is lovely but too much will cause you sunburn, which is not a good look. I find that packing a hat along with a couple pairs of sunglasses (in case one of them breaks) and a bottle of sunscreen will be good to protect you.

Woman in a swimming pool in the Maldives

Photo by Chelsea Gates

Comfortable Shoes

If, like me, you like to do lots of walking then you are certainly going to need a comfortable pair of shoes to walk in. There is nothing worse than taking a pretty pair of shoes with you, only to find that your feet are so sore you can barely walk. It will ruin your vacation. So think about comfort as opposed to stylishness in this case.


Backpacks are the most practical, functional and comfortable type of bag to use when travelling. Finding a backpack that suits your needs can be quite tricky. Think about how much space, compartment and functions you need. Next question is: what is the purpose of the backpack. There are a few simple tips that you can follow to find the right backpack for your needs, such as looking at the capacity, material, compartments and budget.

Man wearing a black backpack in New York City

If you haven’t been away on a nice vacation by yourself for some time and feel you need to, then now is the opportunity to book your trip. You deserve it.

Disclaimer: this is a collaborative post.

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