11 April 2013

Five Essential Items For Your Suitcase This Summer

Getting your holiday packing right can be hard. What to take and what to leave behind can cause hours of agonizing decision-making, so if you’re about to jet off for a week, here are a few essential items no one should be without this summer.

A holiday read

With busy work lives and hectic social schedules, many people just don’t have the time to read. A holiday is a great opportunity to get stuck into a good book and it will give you something to do as you top up the tan so buy yourself the latest page-turner and get reading.


A mainstay of all sunny holidays, a good pair of sunglasses should be carried with you at all times. Not only will they shield your eyes from the harmful rays, keeping wrinkles to a minimum, they also give you instant glamour and style, perfect if you’ve over-indulged the night before.

A guidebook

With online forums and internet reviews, the humble guidebook seems a little old fashioned these days. However in some countries, internet access is still sketchy and who wants to spend hours online when they’re away anyway? 

Bringing a pocket guidebook on holiday is still a good idea and most have maps, restaurant listings, opening times and other useful information that may prove invaluable on your trip. Some even have a few phrases included to help you communicate in case of emergency.

A camera

These days there’s almost no point going on holiday unless you can show your friends holiday snaps when you get back. 

Many people upload their photos the moment their plane touches the ground but to do that you’ll need one very important device – your camera! Some digital cameras even come with instant sharing functions allowing you to automatically upload your snaps to Facebook or other social media platforms – perfect for those looking to show off at every turn.

Fake tan

For most of our favourite holiday destinations, the sun is virtually guaranteed to shine for at least some of the time, but just in case, pack a little bottle of fake tan to give you a healthy glow if the sun won’t come out from behind those clouds.

XO, Mish

* Photos are from Google Images :)


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