Bali is undoubtedly one of the most enchanting place that
honeymooners can desire for. Lush greenery, beautiful
miles stretched sandy beaches, roaring rivers, crystal
clear lakes, tropical forests full of exotic wildlife.
There are also picturesque active towering volcanoes over
3000 meters high. A glittering sea, royal treatment by
the welcoming and warm people makes wonderful memories
for honeymooning couple. Indulge in luxurious tropical
plants, coconut palms, birds of paradise.
Articles - Travel Tips
Travel Tips - Packing the Perfect
by Michelle Linden
The thrill of planning a trip will often light you up
and consume all of your time. You look through guidebooks,
talk to friends about their experiences, and research
your itinerary on the internet. Still all this planning
and research will not make the task of packing any less
Who hasnt stood at the foot of their bed with empty
suitcases spread on top, the night before a big trip,
filled with anxiety because you still havent packed?!?!
You try and try to think about exactly what you should
be packed, throwing things in and then taking them out.
And you wonder, why didnt any of the guidebooks
mention packing? Where are the travel tips for packing?
Well, hopefully this guide will help you, so that you
can confidently pack and enjoy the moments leading up
to your trip, rather than being stressed over the contents
of your bag.
Luggage - I recommend taking one carry-on and one checked
suitcase. Shorter trips may allow for a carry-on only,
but I would never take more than one checked bag no matter
how long you are traveling. Remember, when you get to
your destination, you will need to carry your luggage
and you dont know how far youll be lugging
it. While were talking about lugging your luggage...
I would recommend selecting a suitcase or pack that had
wheels, but that you can also hand carry. There are many
varieties of large backpacks with wheels. The reasoning
is that if your wheels break off (a common occurrence
along cobblestone streets), you will still be able to
carry your pack.
Shoes - Bring a pair of sneakers (or boots) for outdoor
activities such as hiking, and a dressier pair of closed-toe
shoes for museums, dinners out, or other city activities.
If you are traveling to a hot locale, then also bring
a pair of sandals that can go from beach to dinner. Resist
the urge to bring 10 pairs of shoes!!! As someone who
loves shoes, I always want to pack a wide variety... but
we must avoid packing too many shoes! They take up space,
are heavy, and are an unnecessary addition.
Shorts - When traveling to a hot climate, shorts are often
considered a requirement. Still, remember that in many
cultures shorts are not considered acceptable. For example,
many museums and churches such as the Vatican will not
allow you to enter if you are wearing shorts (or have
exposed shoulders for that matter). Bring only a pair
or two of shorts, and make sure that you have other light
weight options for hot weather.
Basics - Bring enough socks and underwear to last for
every day of the trip (up to two weeks) so that you will
not need to do laundry. For longer trips, understand that
you will likely need to do laundry on the road if you
do not want to bring ridiculous amounts of luggage. As
far as shirts, pants, skirts, and the rest... Bring clothes
that could be worn during the day or at night, and as
a general rule bring half as many items as you have days.
Wearing items twice should be no problem, and you will
significantly lighten your load.
Rolling - To avoid wrinkles and use your precious packing
area to the max, fold your clothes in half (in the long
direction), then roll as smoothly and tightly as possible.
When you arrive at your destination, your clothes will
unroll wrinkle-free. Stuff socks and underwear into your
shoes and carefully place the shoes on top of the rows
or rolled clothes.
Toiletries - Bring all of your toiletries in travel size
containers. Full size shampoo bottles add unneeded weight
to your pack. After selecting your toiletries, place all
items into zip-lock bags. If a bottle bursts during travel,
you will be much relieved to have the protection. If you
are bringing make-up, keep it to the bare necessities,
avoid bringing extras like eyelash curlers. Any prescription
medication should be accompanied by the actual prescription
and if possible, a note from your physician. Keep the
medication, as well as your toothbrush and toothpaste
in your carry-on, just in case your luggage is lost.
If you follow these basic packing rules, you will find
that the process of packing and carrying your luggage
will be much easier. Additionally, you will be able to
enjoy your travels much easier knowing that you have brought
what you need, but can still carry the load.
Enjoy your trip (and your packing!)!
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About the Author
Michelle is a travel, art, and architecture buff who has
recently moved to Seattle after living in Honolulu, Chicago,
Gloucester Massachusetts, and Delft Netherlands. In between
studying and working in design, she dreams travel and
works to help others compare and select vacation options
via the Your Life Passion Website!