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Some of us at LeanPac® are hypochondriacs while others are less concerned, but checking the boxes on your very own travel health checklist will mean that you are as prepared as possible for your trip.
The exact contents of your travel kit will depend on your travel plans with regards to destinations and durations. Not all of these items may be relevant to you and your travel plans. Use this master checklist to build your basic very own kit to suit your travels.
At LeanPac®, we take our footwear and accessories very seriously. Packing smart is absolutely not synonymous with packing light. Packing light alludes to compromise, and why would anyone want to do that on a long awaited holiday? While packing smart means bring all that you need and using all that you bring.
Clothing provides a general look but footwear and accessories are the important details needed to complete each look. Shoes and accessories can change looks, from day to night, from casual to professional to party! For smart packing tips, check out our multitude of blogs on that subject. To assist choices of what and how many to bring, here is a very comprehensive checklist of all known footwear and accessories types for you to run through. Make sure to bring those that give you the most and best “pairings” with the clothes you will be packing.
What constitute toiletries? The oxford dictionary states “articles used in washing and taking care of one's body”. Grooming articles have since expanded from essentials like soaps and shampoos to an endless range of creams, waxes, oils and sprays…not forgetting electronic versions toiletry articles including toothbrushes, shavers and other apparatus.
As personal grooming is a vital part of our everyday life, if one gives it too much thought when packing, everything feels essential. But in the end, it is all about prioritization. So, here are some thoughts and tips, which can help in your prioritization process. These tips and thinking are suitable for both check-in or carry-on mode of travel.
At LeanPac®, we are all about prep, prep, prep! What’s more important than a travel-packing checklist? A pre-travel checklist! Nothing is more important to achieve a drama-less and smooth trip than good foundation processes to start things right!
Its never too soon to start making travel plans, so once you’ve chosen your dates and got the time off work its time to put your money where your mouth is and start booking flights! Once you’ve made the purchase, you can start deriving micro-moments of joy from the trip planning!
The lean team have got together and come up with an ultimate pre-travel checklist of EVERYTHING we can think of so that you don’t have to. Just run through the list to pick and choose your basics and use that as a foundation checklist to add-to as and when required. Tailor it! But not from scratch!
Travel documents used to be defined as identity documents issued by official bodies to facilitate travelling between borders and boundaries, like passports and visas. Nowadays, when we prepare and collate important travel documents, it has become so much more encompassing and includes all sorts of necessary information and data to enable smoother travels. And we know smoother travels means enhanced travel experience. Ultimately it is up to us how smooth our travels can be and working from a standard checklist ensures that.
So, here is a comprehensive list, the lean team have collated, to cover all possible items that even the most anal types will envy. Use it as a master list and extract all relevant items to suit your current travels, knowing that you are a step toward smoother travels!
For some of us, as we age, our clothes start getting tighter and our breath shorter. We all want to be healthier but we are all busy and sometimes it’s just too hard. What better time to break that cycle than on a relaxing holiday. Change starts with making a few tiny tweaks to your regular routine that will help you get the habit of feeling better.
Overindulging in everything your holiday destination has to offer is just part and parcel of having a good time, but instead of starting your holiday with that mindset, why not decide to make a few small tweaks during your holiday that you can make a habit out of when you get home?
Try these few holiday health hacks to not only leave us feeling rested and totally relaxed when we return, but we like them so much that we’re bringing these habits home!
Members of the lean team are proponents of smart packers and not light packers. No heels, no hair curlers, buy generic shampoo when you get there?! Why? Having saved up and waited long enough for a wonderful trip to come, why would we compromise quality of the experience by having to be without?
On the contrary, sometimes the extra space utility and weight can be worth it. “Necessary” and/or luxury items, when packed and actually used, can make us feel glamorous, indulgent and “vacation-y”. Here are a few suggestions for some weight and space indulgent items we think we should allow ourselves to bring on our next vacation.
Have you ever noticed that some travellers seem to go into complete meltdown if part of their travel plans change, whereas others seem calm and collected? That’s because the people that keep it together when things don’t exactly go to plan are usually highly effective travellers who utilise a range of tried and tested habits to ensure that they are prepared for pretty much anything.
Especially when doing independent travelling and visiting less modern destinations, most things and processes do not work as you are used to at home