Have you ever arrived at your dream vacation destination and immediately began crying out: “Oh crap, I didn’t bring my brush!”, “I forgot my charger!!!”, or “Where can we buy a map?!”???
Finding the most essential of necessities can be a pain in a world you’ve only got to know an hour or so ago. And for some women, it can be a cause to ruin their vacation. So, why a not pack wisely and in advance, and enjoy your vacation as much as you paid for it? Your vacation should be peaceful and relaxing. You shouldn’t spend half of it in the local market looking for the basic things you should have taken with you.
Two things you must do in advance:
1) Always book your tickets in advance so that your travel plan and date are certain (and to save money on your tickets!); and
2) Set aside the luggage (and purse) you plan to pack.
In the days leading up to your planned travel date, in the midst of all the hype and excitement, you can not help but constantly think of the things you will need for the trip. With every new idea or plan, the essential items needed also come to mind. For example, going to the beach requires beach towels, sunglasses, sun lotion and your favorite shorts/bikini. With every new idea emerging in your head, simply begin to pick up and drop the associated items in your luggage. When an idea is later annulled, take those items back out and replace them with the essentials for your new plan.
A day before your departure, assess your luggage to make sure you’re not over the weight limit (keep in mind the shopping you may do on your trip, so save some space in your luggage). If you have gone overboard, go through you luggage and reconsider your activity plans. Making an activity list will be wise as you can easily cross out an activity and take out the associated items.
This plan is very easy to implement and assures a quality vacation. You will spend more time enjoying your vacation than worrying about what you have left behind and how to find replacements in the unfamiliar world you’re visiting.