A topic of great importance that we were missing in this blog is what you should pack and what not to pack in order to improve the quality of your trip. Those considerations are pretty basic and far from being complex; most of them will be done if you calm down, put the enthusiasm aside and think rationally.
Let me start by saying that as you plan your destination and route you should plan, as for weather conditions is concerned, what you are about to take with you. The content of your suitcase will vary depending on the characteristics of the place you are going to visit. You might take coats and jackets, slippers and shorts; it all depends on the part of the globe you are heading to. If you are going to one of many South Beach hotels I am pretty sure you won’t hesitate a minute in bringing your swimsuit and beach clothes and lots of style; but in the event that you are going to the Amazon you are sure to take rubber boots, a compass, satellite telephone (if you have it) and non-natural fabrics.
If you are about to have a road trip just keep in mind the following things:
- Gather as much travel information as possible, make sure to include maps, touristic guides, calendars, reservations, if you have any technological gadgets such as GPS or other orientation devices, bring them over!
- Swimming equipment. Even though you might not go to any destination where you will need this, you never know. Bring towels, goggles, earplugs, flip flops and everything that could be possibly used if there is any chance to take a dip up ahead in the road.
- Reading stuff. If you think reading is a passion of yours you will definitely have to pack a good amount of books. But watch out! Books can occupy a lot of space and some of them might be a little heavy. So my recommendation is to take photocopies and just bring sections of the book, or try the pockets books. iPads and Tablets or any eBook reader will be really useful.
- Games. If you are in the road and you have children bring moderate-sized games: cards, checkers, and electronic gadgets. You will find this very amusing during those long trips.
- Alarm clock. Most hotels will provide you with one, however you never know if they could fail.
- Currency. Don’t forget to change for the corresponding currency. You will need it for parking or in general minor expenses.
- Snacks and bottled water. Bring over some snacks. Not too many but sufficient as for the length of the trip. In some countries there won’t be no candy stores or supermarkets in the road.
- Pillows and blanket. Even though they could be a bit big they will be useful and it could take you out of a “tight” situation.
- First-aid kit. Always bring one.
As for clothes, make a huge effort to pack just what you need and think with this logic: the more space you have the more souvenirs you can bring home after the trip. Many people say that they won’t bring no souvenirs, now the same thing when you see that awesome work of art, or that splendid piece of jewelry, or those pants, that jacket. If your destination is any of those Chic Miami Beach hotels you will return home with more than a great tan and precious memories, you will be loaded with hundreds of stylish items.