Hey, you, the one reading this article right now, what kind of traveller are you? The one that packs their bags the night before departure? Or maybe the one that needs at least two weeks in advance to prepare for the holiday? Regardless of the category you may be in, it is essential to book your flight tickets some time ahead and to ensure that you packed everything you need for that holiday.
Some believe that packing bags is some sort of art and that the most challenging thing is picking only the essentials. And they’re probably right. If you pack too many things, you’ll end up having an overloaded bag that will not only cause you back problems, but also some trouble at the airport, especially if the bag exceeds the maximum weight limit applied by the airline carrier. Thus, you’ll have to pay more to be able to get on board with that bag.
You can easily avoid such situations if you consider the following 5 important aspects when packing your bags for your long-awaited holiday:
- Weather – the old-fashioned question “What’s the weather like?” should really be taken into account before departure. Check the dedicated sites and apps to know (at least approximatively) what to expect when you arrive at your destination. Depending on this, pack some appropriate clothes and map out the tourist attractions you want to visit.
Bonus tip: in order to save more space in your luggage, you can choose to roll the clothes instead of folding them, as you may be used to. This way, your clothes will be more compact and the chances for them to wrinkle are significantly lower.
- Luggage policy – whether you book direct flight tickets or opt for a connection flight, there’s one essential thing you must take care of: to check the luggage policy of the airline carrier before departure. There are several rules that must not be broken, such as the maximum amount of liquids you are allowed to take in your carry-on bag or the conditions to transport pets, weapons or sports equipment. You can check Blue Air’s luggage policy here.
- Documents – you may forget to pack that beautiful dress or that hair curler, but under no circumstances should you forget your documents at home! Make a list with everything you need, such as your ID card, passport, flight tickets etc., and check it twice before leaving.
- Gadgets – during the holiday, the most used gadget will be your smartphone, not only for taking photos, but also for posting them on social media or using map apps. Thus, it is recommended you also include a portable phone charger in your luggage. You should take an e-book reader with you, even though you’re more like a “paperback book lover” kind of person, because this way you will save significant amount of space and weight.
- Souvenirs – we know that you’d like to take your entire house with you when going on a holiday, just to be sure you have everything you need. But you have to stick to the essentials only, not to mention that you also have to consider saving some space in your bag for souvenirs.
Bonus tip 2: keep in mind that if you buy products from the Duty-Free area, you can take them with you in the cabin free of charge.