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22 Dec 2017

Sunny Holiday Destinations And The Basic Travel Essentials

With winter well and truly upon us the days are chilly, the nights are even colder and my time is being spent wrapped up in a blanket and clinging to my hot chocolate. That's why I have been thinking ahead to 2018 and dreaming of sunny holiday destinations. The sun, the sea, the sand and that delicious fruity cocktail (or three) that I will be sipping by the pool. That special time and feeling that you can only get when on holiday. The time away from your everyday home life and work. It's your time to escape it all, let go and relax.

As I research and look into possible destinations (Singapore, Bali or maybe even Thailand), places I can have an adventure, places to explore and make new memories, I make lists. So many lists! I like to start with listing what items I'm going to take along with me. If you start with the basic essentials you can build on from there and prepare for your journey.


As well as looking stylish they are a must for eye protection against the glare of the sun and no sunny holiday destination would be complete without them. Admittedly I currently have seven pairs of sunglasses (is that excessive?) different styles and colours to go with different moods and outfits. And for my next trip I will most definitely be purchasing a new pair. Okay maybe I do have a slight sunglasses addiction  problem..


Whether you are a bikini, one piece or tankini kinda gal getting your ladies swimwear sorted for that fabulous sunny holiday is muchos important. It has to be comfortable, practical and stylish all in one. I mean you have to look and feel good right? I usually take about three or four bikinis with me on holiday. I then rotate them daily throughout the stay so I don't get sick of the wearing the same thing. 

Holiday Haircare Products

If you are like me and your hair expands in size, becomes frizzy and completely wild at any sign of humidity, then holiday haircare products should be on your basic essential list. Holiday haircare is a must for me. I always take a UV protector spray and a leave in conditioner that I use every other day to help prevent sun damage. Alongside these I always include a hair serum to keep my hair shiny and most importantly frizz free!



Yes the most essential packing tool the actual luggage you put everything in! I've gone through many suitcases over the years due to over packing and wheels breaking. I guess I have learned the hard way to pack lighter and be more organized. When looking for a suitcase I like to have luggage with at least three compartments. The main section for your clothes, one for shoes and one for your cosmetics. And when it comes to the design the more bold and colorful the better for me. That way you'll find your suitcase easily when on the airport baggage carousel. 

Once I have got my basic essentials in place I then move onto planing everything else and of course writing more lists!


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