Travelling on a holiday always means happiness. When we travel, we take a break and hope to enjoy every moment of our journey.
If you are planning a departure, it doesn’t matter if you go by car, plane or if you’re a backpacker, you must plan every detail in advance, so that you don’t forget anything when you arrive at your destination. It is important therefore to be very clear about everything you need to put in your suitcase. Here are some tips to help you prepare your luggage like a professional.
What to carry in the suitcase
If you are travelling by air, you should keep in mind that airlines have baggage regulations and restrictions. It is important that you check these very carefully so that your suitcase does not exceed the weight or dimensions allowed, which will avoid problems when boarding your flight. Therefore, the first thing to do is to check on your airline’s website for how many suitcases you can take with you, how much weight and size they are allowed to be, and how much you can take in the cabin as hand luggage. If you decide to travel alone with a carry-on bag because you don’t have much baggage, you should be well informed of the steps you need to take.
For air travel in particular, it is advisable to use hardcover suitcases, because sometimes your luggage may be subjected to rough handling and if it is too fragile, the items inside could be damaged. So when you buy your suitcases, remember that it will be an investment: a strong suitcase will better protect your belongings.
Two things you should never leave in your luggage that is stored in the plane’s hold are money and documents. Remember to always carry important things such as these items in your carry-on bag. It is also strongly recommended that you have a change of clothes in your hand luggage, as in the event of any delay in the delivery of your luggage or if it is lost, you will at least be able to change your clothes after a long flight.
If you are about to travel to a destination that is not too far away and you have thought about travelling with your vehicle, you will still need to pack your suitcases. In this case, you can take more luggage, as you know that as long as the weight doesn’t exceed the vehicle’s load capacity there are no restrictions in how much luggage you can bring.
When packing your suitcase, you must find out the weather conditions at your destination, and check the length of your stay. If you are going away for a weekend, for example, it is a good idea to only take the clothes you will be wearing on those days. If, on the other hand, you plan to stay for several months, you will obviously need more luggage.
Some of the items that should not be missing in a suitcase when travelling, regardless of the means of transport you use, include underwear, socks, t-shirts, pants, skirts or dresses if you are a woman, coat, jersey and shoes (three pairs will be enough, and remember to include a pair of sandals as they are always very useful). Don’t forget basic toiletries such as soap and toothpaste/toothbrushes. In addition, you can take a small first aid kit with you that includes any important medications, especially if you have allergies or if you tend to suffer from travel sickness or have any existing medical issues.
If you have a few free days ahead and want to enjoy a restorative break, you can book a trip with a travel agency. Most of them offer a variety of holiday packages that also include flights, hotels, rental cars, destination transfers, trains, ferries, cruises, tickets for shows and multiple activities. One option I highly recommend is Hidden Gems: the best travel agency in Montreal.
Without a doubt, Hidden Gems is a specialist travel agency that is dedicated to offering you the best travel experiences, because it arranges vacations with surprise destinations, all customized to your requirements that ensure you will love the experience.
Put yourself in the hands of Hidden Gems and you will be able to discover the best corners of the planet. You can rest in comfort, discover the best restaurants where you can taste the local cuisine, and make the most of your trip with the activities that only Hidden Gems will organize for you. You can learn more about Hidden Gems’ services on their website. They will make sure that you have a wonderfully memorable trip!