It’s kinda ironic that I’m writing a post attempting to give advice on what to pack for anything, really. because anyone who’s ever travelled with me will know that my own packing list would say something like, “PACK ALL THE THINGS. HOPE FOR THE BEST.”
I don’t exactly travel light, is what I’m saying. And it’s not that I don’t know what to pack, or that I can’t put together a packing list that will allow me to take the minimum amount of clothes, and get the maximum use out them all: I can, and I have. It’s just that… well, I don’t really want to. What can I say, I love clothes, I have a lot of them, and I hate the thought of knowing I have the perfect dress for a particular situation … but that it’s 2,000 miles away. Hate that.
My holiday packing list might contain everything including the kitchen sink, however, but yours doesn’t have to, so here’s a quick packing list for a beach-type holiday, with a bit of sightseeing thrown in. Obviously everyone’s holiday packing list will be different, and it’ll depend very much on where you’re going, how long you’ll be staying, and what you’ll be doing when you get there. In my case, I also have to take into consideration that I’m permanently freezing – yes, even on a beach holiday, where it can get chilly at night, and where every restaurant and store I visit will typically have its air-con cranked up to the absolute max. For that reason, I always make sure I have a couple of pieces of long-sleeves knitwear with me, to keep me warm, and I’ll normally take a pair of trousers or jeans, too: well, you never know when bad weather’s going to strike, do you?
Here’s my beach holiday packing list…
BEACH HOLIDAY PACKING LIST:
… and here are some sample outfits I’ve created from the 20 items (I’m not counting the hat, bags and other accessories in that total!). You could easily get a few more outfits out of this selection, just by switching around the shoes etc, and one thing I haven’t included is jewellery, which can also help make things look a little bit different, but, well, you get the idea I’m sure!