Start packing for you holidays abroad sooner rather than later. If you’re packing for a trip to Salou, you won’t want to skip the swimsuit. Wear it as part of your outfit if you’re going to be away from the hotel all day, as you never know where you might find a pool or bay to cool off in, especially in the summer months.
One limitation of going anywhere, is you can never rely on the weather being on your side. If it rains, you’ll be prepared with a lightweight raincoat or umbrella packed in your bag. This is often a holiday staple that people overlook, but definitely well worth packing if you happen to get caught in the rain.
When it comes to what you wear on your feet, this can make or break your holiday. Fashionistas will regret failing to pack a pair or two of comfortable shoes, so be sure to make footwear a priority. You’ll need trainers for walking long distances, flip flops for the beach and sandals to go out in in the evenings. So leave the stiletto heels and ankle boots at home!
Now let’s talk about accessories. Although it can be tempting to go overboard on the jewellery, remember that it’s probably safer to leave your valuables at home. Only bring fun jewellery that you won’t be too upset if it gets lost or stolen for that matter. If you have to take your diamonds, be sure to check with your insurance beforehand to be sure what they cover.
Of course, a high factor sun cream is important, even if you don’t think you’ll be spending all day lying on the beach. You can also purchase tinted sun creams to avoid the need for foundation, which are great if you suddenly need a boost but don’t want to carry your make-up bag with you. There are many products on the beauty market which double-up – lip stains make great blushers, eyeshadows can become eyeliners when wetted and bit of sparkle works wonders for your face and body too. You never know, you may be whisked to that exclusive restaurant – such as El Bulli in Spain – with just a few moments to spare!
Catherine McCulloch is a London-based writer with a passion for travel, especially when it comes to breaks in Spain and holidays in Dubai. Click here for budget deals on cheap holidays from www.mytravel.com.