Through the eyes of Shay.....
Since flying for the first time can be nerve-wracking, we have continued our previous blog post about tips for first time travelers. There are several many elements and details that go into planning and packing for your trip. We have narrowed down five easy tips to make your process quicker:
1) Make a List:
Jot down all the things that you need to pack from clothing, shoes, beauty products, and accessories. Some commonly forgotten items include tooth brush, hat, socks, band-aids, and vitamins. You don't want to board the plane and remember that you forgot something back at home.
It is important to have all the essential toiletries to keep fresh and have a smooth journey. To fit everything in your luggage, be sure to purchase travel sized items to save room for other important things.
Once you have your travel sized items, pack similar products together in a zip lock bag. A few examples would be of pairing items include electronic wires and makeup products. This way, it will be easier to find and quicker to use.
Plan out your outfits ahead of time. You should have an idea of the places you want to visit and the activities you want to do during your trip. If you are going to a destination that has a cooler climate, consider bringing at least four sweaters, three pairs of jeans, a light jacket, and a few tank tops to mix and match. If traveling to an all-inclusive resort, consider packing dresses, shorts, shirts, and perhaps a couple of sweaters just in case you get chilly.
4) Tuck and Roll:
When packing a luggage or a carry on, be sure to roll your clothing together to create more space for other things. If you don't have time or a place to do laundry, consider bringing a sturdy plastic bag to place them until you return back home. And always remember; pack heavier items first then lighter items at the top.
5) Important Documents:
When packing these documents (i.e. passports, ticket confirmations, boarding passes, etc) be sure to place them all in one folder or bag that will be in a bag or carry-on that you will keep with you. This to ensure you will not misplace them.
6) Get Colorful:
Be sure to buy a tag for your luggage to write down your name, number and email just in case it gets lost in the process. If your luggage doesn’t stick out with a standout colour or design, then, place a ribbon with the colour of your choice onto the handle of the luggage to help differentiate your luggage apart from others.
Hope these tips have helped. Safe travels, everyone!