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Before we jump into the packing itself, it’s important to consider where you’re going. Because the climate, the environment and even the lodgings you’ll be staying at defines a lot of your suitcase. For example, you might be headed to Hawaii for the weekend and think that packing swimwear is enough. But you’ll actually need a lot more than just trunks, like sunscreen, chanclas/slippers, mosquito repellent and whatnot. So, focus on where you’re headed to know what to pack.
There are some items which you must include in your suitcase, no matter where you go. Trust us on this, always carry these few items:
The weather can really affect your mood, and it can be pretty upsetting if you catch a cold because you didn’t have warm clothes or if you get sunburn because you weren’t watching where the sun shines. So, consider the season and pack accordingly.
A casual packing for summer would require:
Packing for a typical spring would require:
The temperature can fluctuate pretty quickly in fall, wherever you go, so you’ll need to pack accordingly:
Winter can get pretty cold, so you’ll have to pack a lot of warm clothes and:
Your weekend activity makes your suitcase heavier/lighter. If your plan for the weekend is to get high on adrenaline, then you’ll have to pack some sturdy stuff:
If you’re going to be hiking, climbing or anything that tests your physical strength, then you’ll need:
If you’re going to go on a safari, let’s say to Kenya, then you’ll need a lot of things. But here are the most important ones:
Khaki and green-colored clothing are recommended on safari and bright colors are best avoided. Camouflage patterned clothes are illegal because they are worn by local soldiers.
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If you’re a nature lover and are planning on going on nature walks to a place where nature is abundant such as Costa Rica or New Zealand, marine explorations or have a heavy itinerary, you’ll need to pack these things among many more:
If you’re travelling light or going to a place that’s typically known for light walks in the day and admiring architecture, like a trip to Europe, Washington DC, or a country that’s quite mellow, then here are a few things you’ll need:
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