What Should I Pack?
Wondering what to bring on your cruise? Not sure how to dress for your tour of Dublin? Your WorldTravelService® agent will be able to advise you on what to wear on your trip and what items will be helpful to have at your destination. We’ve gathered a quick roundup of smart packing tips here for your convenience.
Smart Things to Pack When Traveling Anywhere
- Light layers. No matter where you’re headed, it’s typically a good idea to bring clothes you can layer on and easily take off and carry. A hot place may get cool in the evening, or you might be visiting air-conditioned museums or other attractions. And there’s always the chance that the weather may be warmer or cooler than you thought. A light, “squishable” raincoat or rain poncho might also come in handy.
- Antibacterial wipes. This is one item you’ll never regret packing.
- Non-perishable snacks like granola bars, nuts, or dried fruit. Sometimes a quick jaunt takes longer than you planned. Having snacks on you will keep you and your companions from getting hungry and cranky before you reach your dining destination.
- Pain relievers, antacids, adhesive bandages. If you’re prepared, you’ll be able to keep a headache or scrape from interfering with your good time.
- Sunscreen. It’s common for travelers to underestimate how much sun they’ll be exposed to during a trip. But when it comes to sun damage, you can’t be too careful. Bring sunscreen and use it.
What to Pack When Traveling to Europe
- Sturdy walking shoes. If you’re buying a new pair for the trip, get them early enough so that you have time to break them in before you leave.
- Electric converter/adapter. You’ll need a converter to be able to power any electric devices you brought from home. Most sporting goods stores and online travel retailers sell these inexpensively.
- Appropriate attire for visiting churches. If your trip includes stops in churches and cathedrals, keep in mind that many require modest dress. Bring clothing that keeps you covered, like cardigans, shawls, long pants, and the like.
What to Pack for an Island Vacation
- Two or more swimsuits. One to wear while the others are drying! And don’t forget to pack a cover-up for getting to and from the beach or pool.
- Insect repellant. You may need to ward off native bugs in a tropical climate.
- Sun protection. Sunblock with an SPF of at least 50, hats, and sunglasses. Sunburn is not a fun souvenir to bring home.
What to Pack for a Cruise
- Formal or semi-formal dinner clothes. Though most of your wardrobe will be dictated by the climate in your ports of call, it’s typically a good idea to bring a couple of cocktail dresses or suits. Many cruise ships hold one or two formal dining events during a trip.
- Binoculars. Get an even better seaside view.
- Necessities. Keep your travel documents and any prescription medication in your carryon, as your checked luggage won’t arrive in your stateroom until after you do.
Get the Best Packing Checklists from Your Agent
Though there are a few packing guidelines that work for any destination, it’s best to get recommendations specific to your trip. For that, contacting your WorldTravelService® agent is your best bet. Bon voyage!