Packing Up and Heading Out on The Open Road…
With gorgeous weather now on the horizon, it’s time to start thinking about our summer holidays. Within the UK right now, we are restricted to where we can travel abroad, so staycations are the trips we are starting to plan. It seems the safest way to do travel right now, whilst still being able to get away and relax.
When it comes to road trips, you can definitely not have to worry too much about packing. For example, you have no luggage limits, no additional charges if you go over the weight limit. However, you don’t want to go too crazy and ensure you still have the stress-free holiday vibe that you’re after.
So for anyone else heading out on a staycation this summer, here are my general packing tips and my top tips on how to pack for a weekend road trip…
PACKING CUBES ARE KING.
For any trip, I adore a packing cube. I’ve always loved being organised when packing my suitcase. You will never find me chucking things into a suitcase. However, when you come to pack for a weekend road trip, They are essential for keeping everything in place, nice and organised. These are the packing cubes I use, they come in two different sizes. To give you a general idea, the two smaller cubes fit perfectly into the side of a carry on suitcase and the largest cube is idea for one half of a large suitcase. For something a little luxe, I’m going to invest in these for next time, when it comes to updating my luggage. It’s long overdue, but I’m waiting for the perfect excuse to invest (most likely my husband’s 40th birthday trip to Japan).
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INVEST IN A VANITY CASE.
I cannot recommend a vanity case enough when it comes to travelling by road. Any time we visit friends and family for an overnight stay, I will bring this with me. It holds everything I need for beauty and hair, keeps everything organised and I can simply dump it on the side of the sink and I’m good to go.
My vanity sadly doesn’t exist anymore, however, I found this one which is almost identical. Perfect for our road trip to the Cotswolds and anywhere else we might travel this year. I would say also, I took this with me on holiday to New York when we went. I packed it into our check-in large suitcase and it made sure that if anything did explode, it didn’t go all over the place. Yes, it takes up space but is 100% worth it.
SUITCASE OR LARGE WEEKEND BAGS FOR THE WIN.
I know this is controversial (or at least when I speak to people about it) but I always bring a suitcase when I travel. It’s only a carry-on suitcase, but people seem to judge me as high-maintenance when I bring it. However, it’s just so much easier to travel with! Easy to get out and roll along, 100% better to travel with on the trains and fits perfectly into our tiny car boot. When it comes to suitcases, I only go with hard shell ones, protects everything and ensures no nasty surprises on the other end of the plane. This suitcase is great, neutral, light and perfect for travelling.
If you have to go for a weekend bag, always invest in one. It’s spendy, but is worth it for the years you’re going to use it. Don’t use tote bags, you need something proper to hold your stuff, even with the packing cubes. This weekend bag is great, canvas but wipeable lining, so ideal for travelling.
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