Whether you’re travelling to a historic city, a tropical jungle, a snowy mountain range, or a beach resort, the perfect holiday can be unforgettable.
Still, such trips require planning, and part of this preparation process is deciding what to pack. The clothing essentials are easy enough—shirts, pants, and shoes take care of the basics. Accessories are a little more difficult, because they’re easy to forget but often crucial for your trip.
If you’re feeling adventurous and think your next holiday might be just around the corner, check out these three top travel accessories.
Whether it’s a hat or a headband, headwear should be at the top of your packing list. If you’re going somewhere warm, a hat (such as a baseball cap or straw hat) can shield your head from the sun, and a headband can keep the sweat out of your face. As we’ve pointed out before, headwear can be as stylish as it is functional.
If your destination has a colder climate, a knit hat or earmuffs can help protect you from the elements, too. No matter what type of weather awaits you, it’s best to be prepared.
Before you shake your head and point out that your mobile phone already tells time, consider two things: style and flexibility. Unless you’re headed to a remote place, being able to show off a fashionable watch while on holiday (and after your return home!) could be the style update you’ve been looking for. And if you plan to be doing something even remotely active, you might not want to risk taking your phone with you and accidentally losing or breaking it.
Wearing a watch allows you to keep track of the time without having to worry about any of these things, and look good while doing it. If you don’t have one yet, consider a brand like Tissot, a Swiss company that makes watches that are not only stylish but also include waterproof and multi-function variations. Now’s the time (pun intended) to buy!
A Bum Bag
Similar to watches, bum bags are a must-have travel accessory even though they might seem outdated at first. Just as suited to sightseeing in a city renowned for pickpockets as for a nature stroll, a bum bag lets you keep your valuables near. The style options are endless, too – especially since they’ve made a fashion comeback as of late. Have a look at this list of bum bags that The Independent put together for some inspiration. With options that range from bejewelled to polyurethane-coated, there’s something for everyone.
Ultimately, a trip is only as good as you make it, but we hope that these tips will help you transform your wanderlust into the holiday of a lifetime.
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