Travelling Fashion – What to pack?


On a long journey even a straw weighs heavy.

-Spanish Proverb

Jungle? Beach? City? No matter where you’re going, you need to consider these 3 basic things.

Feet – You must look after your feet. They will carry you through scorching dessert, densely packed cities, across mountains and through rivers. They are your most precious asset! Look after them. Good shoes, NOT new shoes.

Health – If you are unwell it will ruin you’re entire trip and be the only thing you remember. From sickness and diarrhoea to hangovers! One thing I never skimp on is my medical bag supplys. Long coach journeys, 4 hour treks, you are going to want to be the best you can be. You know what works for you so relying on your destination having a remedy is risky. Do what makes you comfortable.

Packing organisers – Honestly trust me these will be invaluable. Knowing exactly where clean underwear is. Keeping all muddy trousers together. They also help compress that one extra top you really couldn’t do with out 😉

Electronic organisers are a no brainer. Noone wants to be untangling cables or loosing chargers when you can be enjoying the view.

Fashion should be a form of escapism, and not a form of imprisonment.

– Alexander McQueen

Hand Luggage

  •  Passport & copy
  •  Money
  •  Itinerary & copy
  •  Clear plastic bag – face wash, moisturiser, mascara, lip balm,  tooth paste & brush
  •  Face wipes
  •  Baby wipes
  •  Insurance printout & copy
  •  Phone, iPad & charger & adaptor & ear phones
  •  Change of underwear
  •  Socks
  •  Guide Books
  •  Reading book
  •  Earrings
  •  Pills Sleeping/aspirin/paracetamol
  •  Digital Cameras
  •  Sunglasses x 2
  •  Wallet
  • Torch & batteries

Feet

  • Hiking Boots
  • Plimsoles or trainers
  • Flipflops
  • Pretty scandals
  • Plasters/Compeed
  • Thick socks
  • TCP – Skin hardening – less likely to blister

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Thailand Trekking

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Sumatra Sunrise

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Australia Cattle Ranch

Cardigans

Depending how long you are going for and how many different climates you may encounter, cardigans are a good idea, Covering your shoulders for cultural purposes, keeping mosquitos away and giving your photos a splash of colour.
  •  Black long sleeved top
  •  Green cardy
  •  Purple hoodie
  •  Waterproof jacket – north face
  •  Navy old cardy
  •  Orange cardy
  •  White Shirt

Medical

  • Paracetamol
  • Co codamol
  • Sudocrem
  • Tampons
  • Travel sickness
  • Plasters
  • Dioralyte
  • Imodium
  • Deet x 2
  • Scissors
  • Afterbite
  • Zapperclick
  • Water purifying tablets

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Skirts/Dresses

Now you may think me a little controversial but when you have been hiking all day, your hair feels like straw and you have mud where you didn’t think mud could be, you’ll be grateful for a glimmer of glamour or femininity in a dress or skirt. Think lightweight and floaty.
  • Patchwork
  • Green ethnic long
  • Long sleeved orange
  • Black Batwing dress

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Misc

  •  Small city bag/across body
  •  Pashmina
  •  Sleepingsheet (for home stay and hostels)
  •  Night dress x2
  •  Wash n go clothes wash
  •  Torch & batteries

Wash stuff

  •  Razor
  •  deodorant
  •  shampoo
  •  conditioner
  •  body wash
  •  suncream
  •  Towel

Trousers & Shorts

  • North face convertible/trousers/shorts
  • Brown linen
  • Orange hareem
  • Blue hareem
  • Navy corded shorts
  • Brown shorts
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