Whether it’s a business trip or a weekend getaway, it’s always helpful to have a rundown of what items you want to pack – like a comprehensive international travel checklist, so you don’t have to run hither and thither hunting down the necessary items. You need to pack strategically, efficiently, and even stylishly: a capsule travel wardrobe. Take a cue from Akshay Narvekar – Founder, Bombay Shirt Company on how & what to pack for a long weekend trip.
• Choose Your Main Luggage
Wherever you’re planning to go, pick luggage that is versatile, lightweight & big enough to hold your essentials. The most important decision you’ll make is (as far as luggage is concerned) buying a bag that has an awesome warranty. Traveling with a piece of luggage with a broken wheel handle or zipper is the absolute worst! For a short trip, try going either for a rolling luggage or a duffel bag as they are simple, lightweight and as versatile as it gets.
• Organize your stuff
If you have lots of different types of activities you plan to do, keeping everything organized can be a challenge. One of the best things you can do when you’re packing for any trip, especially one that requires you to pack lots of layers, is to make sure you use packing organizers. The result would not only end up in making your life easier by showing exactly where everything is, but the clothing can be arranged & compressed so you can fit more in your bag.
• Don’t forget the basics
While packing clothes, we tend to focus on the activities we’re planning to do & what gear & apparel would suit the mood. And in time, we forget to pack the essentials – the comfort-wear. Make sure to pack your favourite, most comfortable pyjamas & t-shirt for the chill times you want to spend relaxing in your hotel room. Also, be wary of which shoes to pack as you’d not want to make your luggage heavy by adding extra or unnecessary footwear. In case on a business trip, carry your crisp white shirt along with your favourite book to relax while being focused.
• The Toiletry Bag/Travel Pouch
The grooming kit should never be forgotten as you’d want to make the most of your vacation looking good & fresh. Make sure you pack the basics like mouth & hair essentials, along with your anti-allergens, face wash, sunscreen and moisturiser.
• The Luxe items
After you’re done packing the basics, it’s time to pack the luxury items. Start with your favourite cologne that’s lying on the top rack of your cupboard. And proceed with packing your headphones, camera, and the tablet for a relaxing weekend. Carry your magazines in case you’ve decided on a digital detox. And don’t forget to carry your Bombay Shirts to add comfort to your style.
Have a smooth vacation.