Preparing For Your Unusual Holiday

It stands to reason that if you have chosen to take an unusual or activity holiday then you will need to prepare for it slightly differently than for your usual type of break. You may find that you need far fewer swimsuits and evening wear and more in the way of practical items.

Packing for an adventure

The first thing you should do is a little planning. Lists are very useful with this. Think about what you are going to be doing on your holiday and then figure out what you need from that. If you are planning to do some hiking then some sturdy walking shoes or boots are a must, for example, along with a good backpack. If you are going to be spending time kayaking then you will need swimsuits along with t-shirts and shorts. It is a good idea to check with your travel company. They may be able to provide you with a list of items that they recommend that you have with you so that you won’t arrive unprepared.

Go through the list and work out how much of each thing you will need. It is common knowledge that most people will overpack for their holidays. If you know that you will have the facility to wash some of your clothes while you are there then you don’t need to take a dozen t-shirts. Half a dozen will do. Take travel size toiletries instead of full-size items. This is especially important if you are going to be moving around and only have a backpack so you need to carry it all yourself. There is much to be said for travelling light.