Posted on: 14 February 2019Share
Are you already a seasoned traveler? If so, you're more than likely good to go, as you know all the ropes, or at least most of them. However, if this is your first trip out of the country, from buying hard sided carry on luggage to packing the right clothes, here are some ideas that might help you.
Hard-sided Carry On Luggage - If you were a suitcase being handled over and over again by individuals who are in a hurry to get their job done, you'd probably be saying OUCH! Instead of packing your clothes in a suitcase made of canvas or another fabric, consider buying hard-sided luggage that can take a beating and still look good at the end of the day. And, if you've ever flown to a destination and then discover that your luggage didn't arrive at your destination with you, you already know how frustrating that can be. For that reason, hard-sided luggage that you can carry with you is probably one of the smartest purchases you'll make for your trip to Europe, or to anywhere.
The great part about buying hard-sided carry on luggage is that it will more than likely last you the rest of your life. It's true that it will probably cost more money than luggage made from fabric, but the money you save by not having to buy luggage over and over again will make you glad you made the hard-sided luggage purchase. In addition, hard-sided carry on luggage comes in many different colors. You can even get patterned luggage.
Packing Your Clothes - Remember that you are going to Europe to see the sights, not for other people to be looking at you. Obviously you want to look nice, but you don't have to pack more than one suitcase to have the clothes you'll need while you're abroad. Consider focusing on a basic color scheme that you can match with other items of clothing.
For example, if you are a woman, wear a pair of navy blue slacks on your trip, and then take a navy blue skirt, too. Pack pullovers in colors that complement the navy blue slacks and skirt, say red, yellow or white. Wear an all-weather coat so that you won't have to pack it, thus giving you space in your suitcase for other items of clothing. And, consider packing a collapsable bag for souvenirs you will probably buy on the trip. Accessories like jewelry and scarves will complete your outfits.