Whether I’m going away for one night or one week, I have a travel checklist at the back of my notebook that I always use. Life’s busy and often I don’t have a lot of time to pack, so having this list already written out, makes it mega easy.
I’m currently sitting on the Eurostar train on my way home from Paris. I was only there for one night and we had a busy schedule but of course I still had to get out for a run this morning.
Space saving tips for your fit kit – Even if I’m only going for one or two days, I always pack my trainers. I roll up a sports bra and put it into one of my trainers, I then roll up my shorts and put them in the other shoe. I also take a thin cotton tote bag so that if my running shoes get dirty or wet, I can put them in the bag before they go back into my suitcase.
Another top tip for traveling in our digital world is to write down all the important info with a pen and paper. I often get my hotel booking info via email, I have a reference number for the taxi via text and I have my flight info on an app. What happens when your phone battery dies OR heaven forbid, you lose your phone! (don’t panic, this is hypothetical) I would hate to arrive in a new city without the hotel address or a contact number. So, before every trip, I write down any important info with a pen in my diary or on a piece of paper.
Lastly, when you’re packing, be realistic about how long your trip is and how much free time you will have. I used to take two books and a magazine for the journey. I’d pack extra shoe ‘options’ and a spare skirt or dress, just in case. You end of having a suitcase that you can barley lift, half of the things you don’t even use or wear, and then you just have to unpack it all when you get home.
So here’s my packing checklist…
Let me know, if I’ve forgotten anything 🙂 @adrienne_ldn