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10 PACKING TIPS FOR FITNESS / SWIMMING ITEMS
- Pack at least 2 swimsuits – 1 for wearing, and 1 for drying – you can also use a swimsuit as a top if you’re a little more creative!
- If you like doing fitness when away, consider swimming more rather than taking lots of extra kit
- Consider the heat when you go away – you may love your morning run but it may just be too hot so you won’t use your kit – so you may prefer walking or yoga etc…
- Avoid taking trainers by making your fitness more weights and exercises rather than cardio – you can use your body weight for many great exercises tat would be easy to do wherever you are (push ups, situps etc…)
- Consider taking some waterproof shoes such as flip flops so that walking around between swimming is easier, and also for use in communal showers
- Consider towels as you may need more showers etc… when you are doing any fitness, or you may not be able to take your towel from youe accomodation to the beach – you may want to pack a lightweight towel just for these eventualities
- If you swim a lot on holiday, why not pack some protection for your hair with swim specific shampoo
- Pack UV protected clothing for sports and/or swimming is ideal if you are out in the sun a lot
- Fitness kit will smell of sweat especially in hot climates – so ensure you pack a plastic bag for your dirty washing to separate from the clean
- If you can, pack a gym bag and keep these items separate from the rest of your clothes
10 PACKING TIPS FOR GENERAL ITEMS
- Ensure you have an adapter for wherever you are going so you can charge your phone/ipad etc…
- Earplugs are an easy win – as they take up so little room – but you just don’t know where you are staying and what the noise is like at night.
- Take a beach bag as this will be useful for shopping, general day to day use, picnics etc… – they are large but take up little room in a suitcase, easy to carry, and lightweight
- You will usually have some great ideas on your holidays – its when we relax that we think overview rather than details – so remember to pack a notepad and pen
- If you have space pack one pillow protector for each member of the family to save sleeping on old and possibly dirty pillows – they take up very little room and are lightweight
- Create a mini sewing kit** or buy a travel one – there’s nothing worse than not being able to wear clothes due to something that can easily be mended. A needle and some invisible thread (this works for any coloured garment) should suffice
- Think about whether you need to take special foods etc…. – if you drink a certain type of tea or coffee you may decide its worth taking some of this, or if you have food allergies you may need to pack items you can eat wherever you are
- Take a Travel First Aid Kit** – this will come in handy for falls etc… – add in any medical information for you and your family in case you need a hospital visit when away (check your insurance etc..)
- Don’t take too much – you can always buy when you are there – most places especially tourist places, cater well for everyone. For example – you may be able to buy nappies at a supermarket next door to where you are staying which would save loads of space in your suitcase.
- Pack a travel speaker** for your ipod or phone so that you can listen to music in your holiday home
Phew – quite a lot there! and I hope they are helping x – Last page is coming up – these are all the packing tips and specific tips for if you are flying – and don’t forget my last extra tip…..