There is a lot to consider when packing for the perfect holiday such as the weather and daily activities, but even more so now with the added burden of covid. Knowing that, it’s important to reach out to places at your destination for any coronavirus-related information. We spoke to travel experts who offered some tips on eliminating common mistakes when travelling, even in a post-pandemic world.
Mistake: you have a ‘when in doubt’ mindset
“We don’t need to take our entire wardrobe with us nor do we need to take our entire shoe collection,” says Suzanne of Philatravelgirlcom. “The key is to pack around a colour scheme and pack layers for day and night. As hard as it is, three pair of shoes is generally good – everyday, sandals, and dress shoes.” It’s also likely you will be able to wear your bottoms more than once, so pack more tops that you can match with the same pair of jeans.
Mistake: you wait until the last minute
“Then you’re stressed and can’t think clearly, so you end up packing too many options and don’t have what you need,” says personal stylist, Dacy Gillespie. Start packing a few days in advance. Make a list of the activities on your itinerary to determine what you need: comfy shoes vs sandals, dressy clothes vs casual, etc.