“I travel light. I think the most important thing is to be in a good mood and enjoy life, wherever you are.” - Diane von Furstenberg
Summer is here, and for many of us that means going away on holiday for some much-needed R&R. Whether you’re heading to tropical climates or staying close to home, consider what you can pack in your suitcase and carry-on to ensure ultimate relaxation while away. Here’s how to pack for your most calming trip ever:
Many of us rely on our mobile phone to tell the time when we’re out and about these days, and when we go on holiday it can be tempting to carry our phone around with us, fiddling with it throughout the day. The answer? Take a watch on holiday with you to tell the time and leave your phone in your accommodation instead. This will limit your phone usage while on holiday, ultimately leading to you focusing more on the experiences, chatting to loved ones about what you are seeing and doing, and so on. Pack a watch for an easy way to do a digital detox on holiday.
An eye mask
Moving from plane seat to hotels, BnBs, log cabins or wherever you stay during your trip, can affect your sleeping pattern. Many people report struggling to sleep when they are in an unfamiliar bed, and this can affect your enjoyment while on holiday. Taking an eye mask with you (and perhaps even a set of ear plugs) could help you drift off wherever necessary, allowing you to block out unfamiliar surroundings and sounds, and enjoy more hours of slumber when you need to conserve energy for sightseeing. Our Sleep Essentials Set is perfect for those looking for a restorative sleep while on the road, containing a silk eye pillow to block out sunlight, and our award-winning SLEEP WELL Wellbeing Ritual Aromatherapy Balm.
Apps to limit social media
This one isn’t something you would need to pack, but it’s pretty helpful nonetheless. Sometimes avoiding your phone altogether isn’t possible while out and about, as it can come in handy for finding out about the local area, navigating a map and even helping with language barriers. If you need your phone but don’t want to be checking Facebook every few minutes, download an app to help limit your social media usage while travelling. The Forest app is a great one, as it plants a virtual tree that grows for as long as you avoid your phone. They even partner with an organisation that plants real trees when you spend virtual coins that you earn in Forest, so your lack of social media time could benefit the environment.