Packing your suitcase for a trip abroad

When it comes to packing for a holiday, people always tend to get a bit worked up about it. Have they got enough clothes, have they got the right clothes and will their suitcase weight to much. First thing to check is what luggage allowance you have. You can normally check this on the airlines official website. Remember in your hand luggage you are not allowed any opened liquids and a limit to which liquids you can take and also no aerosols, nail scissors etc. Again this will all be detailed on their website.

With regards to packing your main case, it all depends on whether your holiday destination is. If you are going abroad, check the weather forecast for that area and look back over the past few weeks to see if you can gauge what sort of temperatures you will be expecting. If it is a activity holiday you are going on, do you need any specialist equipment i.e. ski goggles or are these things you are looking to hire when there. The best way to start is to sit down and make a list of the items then tick them off as you have packed. Then you can sit back and look forward to your holiday.

Tips for a comfortable flight

The days of flying the glamorous skies seem to be gone forever thanks to the introduction of budget airlines. The seats are smaller,and the leg room is more cramped. But that doesn’t necessarily mean we have to resign ourselves from going on flights. In fact, there are plenty of ways to improve the experience of travel, despite new safety regulations and snoring seatmates.

  1. Sleep kit – You’ll  want to block out as much sound as you can to ensure you get as much sleep as possible. Earplugs can definitely help with this, noise-cancelling headphones can make a world of difference too. They block outside noise (crying babies, aircraft engine sounds and snoring seatmates) whether or not you’re playing music through them.
  2. Wi-Fi – Business travelers and the constantly connected will be thrilled to know that many carriers now offer in-flight wireless internet but for a fee. But for those whose time is money, it’s worth it to stay productive whilst in the air. On long haul flights you can also pass the time on online games or social networking sites to make your flight more endurable.
  3. Water – Make sure you drink a lot of water. The air in the cabin isn’t humidified which can leave you feeling dehydrated. Drink at least 200ml of water every hour or two to keep hydrated. The air in the cabin can leave you lips chapped and skin feeling papery if you are dehydrated.
  4. Food and Snacks -Save yourself some money, heartburn and time in the gym by packing your own healthy snacks rather than relying on airport and airline food.
  5. Keeping the kids happy– Bring a portable games console or DVD player with headphones. We all know kids get bored on a plane. To prevent them from moaning entice them with a nice film or a game to keep them busy, time flies when you are having fun. However, make sure that you do not use these items during take off and wait for approval by the pilot or flight crew attendants.

Seeing the Creation of Icebergs

Seeing the massive glaciers of Greenland which are constantly breaking off into the ocean is a world changing experience. We’ve all seen this happening on TV, but nothing quite compares to seeing it in person; experiencing the power involved in the phenomena; the waves created, the massive icebergs created. Icebergs only work because they are made with non salt water, so they only really exist due to the glaciers of Greenland. You can see massive glaciers break off, weighing on average a couple of hundred thousand tonnes. These great masses which you can see break off from the land create a truly spectacular, and incomparable spectacle.

There are a number of tours which will take you to watch this occur, while it also presents you with a great opportunity to see the wildlife there. You can see the great whales which make their home near there, and numerous other examples of wildlife.

Ticking Every Box on a Family Holiday

A family holiday can be extremely memorable, and it can stay with you for the rest of your life, especially if you choose the holiday carefully, ticking each individual box.

Every single family member will have their own likes and dislikes, and some activities on holidays may not be fun for every member of the family, and it’s important to design your family holiday so it fulfils the needs of the entire family.

Children are bound to be happy swimming in the sea and the pool, and playing in the games, rooms, and parents may wish to relax, so many hotels can provide the combination for different types of families.

There are plenty of other activities to consider though, such as water parks, trips to museums, days to the town and cities, and perhaps even shopping, and before you decide on each of your days. You should make sure every box is ticked for each family member and you may then have ideal family holiday to look forward too.

Witnessing the Northen Lights on Holiday

The Northern Lights, also known as Aurorae are essentially colourful glows in the sky that may not always be visible to the naked eye, but then they are they’re truly spectacular.

There are many holiday providers out there who can give you a good chance of seeing the Northern Lights, and this will usually be in Finland, Norway, Sweden or Iceland. There are so many images taken of the Aurorae and there can be a lot of luck involved when you’re aiming to get a good viewing of the glow.

If you’re looking to take a photo of the glow, and a successful one at that you’ll need a professional camera with an extremely slow shutter speed, yet it is always important to speak to experts about your timing of your holiday, and they can then best advise you on an ideal time to see the glow in action.

Packing for a Weekend Trip

When you’re set go away but only for a weekend you may think about what you need to take with you, and the fact is you may not even require a suitcase at all. If you’re travelling by plane, then it can be beneficial to keep things as light as possible, and clothing for a weekend can usually fit into your hand luggage.

If you’re planning to get ready for a formal occasion while you’re way you may need a suitcase, so you can store you’re hair bulky hair equipment like straighteners and hairdryers. When you’re packing for a weekend trip, many people make the mistake of taking too many outfits. You must simply count the days you’ll be away, plan the outfits for those days and that’s it.

There’s no need to take extras, so if you don’t want the hassle of a heavy suitcase on your travels, it may just be as simple as taking a backpack. And just one more piece of advice; always wear you’re heavy clothing when you’re travelling, especially if you want to save suitcase weight.