Sunday, 16 April 2017

Travel | Essentials for Travelling + Tips on how to pack for a flight!

Everybody seems to have trips lined up right now so I thought I'd do a little 'Travel Essentials' post.
I love packing for holidays and planning my outfits it gets me so excited for the holiday! 
Here's a few tips on how to get the most out of packing and what to pack for any holiday! 

Decide what you want to pack in advance. Make a to do list of everything you need to pack and lay it all out. I like to lay it out in sections hair and beauty, clothes, underwear/bikinis etc. I try and plan all my outfits in advance so I don't over pack.

Maximise your suitcase space 
There are a few techniques for cramming as much as possible into a bag. I find that rolling my clothes works best they stay crease free and you can fit a lot more in! Small items socks and underwear I leave till last and fit them into and pockets of air or inside shoes any gap you can find basically. 

Hair and Beauty
When it comes to hair make sure you have an adaptor for whatever electricals you are taking  if you are travelling to a foreign country most likely you will need an adaptor for the plug sockets. Now with beauty I have my skincare, hair products etc. All in travel sized bottles I'm not likely to finish big bottles of shampoo on a 10 day trip but I will probably finish a travel sized bottle which means I can throw them away and that makes more room for anything i buy on my travels.

Pre-flight checklist
It seems pretty obvious but check the weather report even if you think you know double check! When I travelled to Florida both times I got there it was raining when I landed. It was only for a short while and it wasn't exactly cold but wearing sandals when wet isn't the nicest feeling, So just check the night before I stupidly checked a week before thinking it would stay the same!

  • Make sure you have key things like credit card, cash and obviously passport!
  • Drink a lot of water stay hydrated it also helps massively with jet lag
  • Make sure your laptop, iPod or phone is charged and stock up on some magazines or books and a little snack.  
  • Wear shoes that are easy to slip off. This is for a few reasons, firstly your feet can swell making it hard to get them back on when you land or making them uncomfy during flight my boyfriend wore timberlands on a flight once he said took them off and couldn't get them back on haha!  Also, some security have you remove your shoes going through the metal detectors so it's quicker to have something you can easily slip off.
In flight essentials
I get so cold on planes. I have a longline white crochet cardigan I like to take on flights or just a simple hoodie with a pair of leggings and a white tee this outfit is perfect for three reasons. It's comfy it's not too heavy. The cardigan/hoodie comes in handy for the actual flight wether it's used as a blanket or scrunched up as a pillow and I leave the plane looking cool and casual without having to carry a massive blanket or scarf off the plane! Heavy duty face cream is another must or face mask if your brave! planes can be so drying to the skin so smother it on as the plane is taking off or when your waiting to take off and it should compat the dry air for the duration of the flight. Lip balm is a must too, I always take my Carmex lip balm for every flight! I think now it will be the nuxe lip balm it is incredible! If it's a night flight don't forget fluffy warm socks too! 

The final tip I can think of is to try to make room for shopping. When your suitcase on the flight out is full to the brim you don't want to then cram things you've bought on the way home and get charged hefty baggage charges, try and pack less on the way out or buy a hold-all it's cheaper to check in another bag and you can use a hold-all in hand luggage. 

Hope this helps if you've got some travel plans, Be sure to follow me on all the social links in the top left corner for all things beauty, fashion and travel! 




  1. I loved reading this post! I will definitely be taking my Polaroid camera with me on our family holiday next year


    1. awww good! Im glad you did :) It is so good for holidays and occasions I love it! :) - Alicia Xo

  2. Excellent suggestions and I'll keep these all in mind packing for Hawaii in a few weeks.
    Look into getting a J-pillow from Amazon! It was a great purchase for my flights to Brazil last summer.
    Instagram/ Twitter - @jb_new

    1. Ah your going to hawaii?! - Amazing! have a good time glad you liked the post :) Alicia Xo

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