I’ve had a few requests for a packing post recently, and more specifically, what to pack for a city break. So, I dreamt up a weekend in Barcelona with Nick next weekend and put my packing cap on. (I actually loathe packing more than picking up my children’s socks, but strangely, packing for a pretend trip was a lot more enjoyable.) In reality next weekend will be spent ferrying children around to parties and various sporting/dance activities, but I am plotting a weekend getaway for just the two of us in the Summer, grandparents willing. *crosses fingers*
I would always try to fly without hold baggage for a weekend break. Restricting yourself to hand luggage minimises your airport time, leaving you more time to explore/unwind/ argue about the directions to the hotel. (If you are a couple that can navigate your way to an unknown location spat-free, please tell me your secret!)
It does mean that you have to be a little more organised when it comes to toiletries, and a little more thoughtful about your outfits. So hopefully this post will, at the very least, remind you of items you already own and serve as a checklist.
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I usually throw in a few items last minute. Shorts and a swimsuit (we are heading to Barcelona after all! ) and a hat to protect my face. Oh and I never travel without my GHD soft curl tongs.
I hope that has been helpful. I feel like I have neglected toiletries which is often the hardest part when travelling with hand luggage, but perhaps it’s best to save that for a post on it’s own. Essentially, I try to pack sample sizes of anything I have or sometimes I decant into little pots. If you have your favourite brand, you could even ask for samples at your nearest Space NK.
Thanks for reading.
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