“What should I pack?”
That’s one of the most popular questions we hear. While packing needs vary by destination – you won’t need the same heavy coat you may take to the snow if you’re headed to the tropics– so here are a few packing tips that are universal.
Make A List
While it may be obvious advice, make a packing list before pulling out the luggage. This will help you get organised, and help ensure you remember everything, especially those smaller items like phone chargers and power adapters.
Before you pack that extra pair of shoes and another jacket “just in case,” think about what you’re already packing and ask if yourself if its necessary. Your operations coordinator will provide you with more information on baggage allowances, but typically a carry on and a suitcase are sufficient.
Think In Layers
Weather can be unpredictable. When considering what to pack and what to leave at home, think in terms of layers. A cool, rainy morning may turn into a sunny, warm afternoon. Checking the weather of your destination ahead of time will at least give you an idea as to what to expect – and tell you whether to bring the heavy coat or leave it a home.
Roll, Roll, Roll
Seasoned travellers, especially those who take only a backpack, swear by the roll method of packing. Tightly rolled clothing takes up less space than folded clothing in a suitcase or backpack. Plus, rolled clothing is a lot less likely to wrinkle.
Always Be Prepared
Sometimes the unthinkable happens and your bags can go missing… Make sure all your valuables are packed in your hand luggage and always pack a spare change of clothes in your hand luggage too, just in case your checked bag is lost/delayed.