It is the one factor travellers dread most – packing.
Between attempting to shove every thing in your suitcase – contemplating the climate, outfits, occasions, the record goes – whereas attempting to maintain your bag underweight generally is a minefield to navigate.
As somebody who travels for a residing, Catriona is aware of a factor or two about hauling a suitcase round, so it is no shocked she’s nailed packing.
Earlier than you even take into consideration what you are placing in your suitcase, Catriona’s first tip is considering the suitcase itself.
“I at all times get a tough suitcase in order that nothing inside might be damaged,” she defined.
“You have to have wheels, please for the sake of your again get wheels.”
The Getaway host additionally revealed the one merchandise that she at all times has on her suitcase.
“I at all times tie a ribbon on the top [of the suitcase],” Catriona defined.
“A pink ribbon is constructive journey feng shui, I am fairly superstitious with my travelling.”
And Catriona additionally suggests a “differentiating color” in order that it stands out and is straightforward to seek out at baggage declare. Though, when you do have the posh of a designer suitcase like a Louis Vuitton one, she’s acquired a harsh tip for you.
Now, for Catriona’s precise packing course of.
”Per week earlier than I am going away I prefer to put every thing out and I both begin to add or subtract what I feel I am going to want,” she shared.
Catriona recommends “at all times doing all of your homework” earlier than you journey. Analysis issues just like the climate and any actions you would possibly must pack particularly for.
As an skilled traveller, Catriona had some very particular suggestions when it got here to selection of footwear on a cruise ship.
”While you go on a cruise you wish to take a wedge, you do not need to take heels as a result of they will truly mark the timber of a cruise ship,” she stated.
Catriona additionally suggested sticking to sneakers with a lighter sole not a black sole, once more so you do not scuff the cruise ship flooring.
Whereas Catriona had loads of suggestions for what you need to put in your bag, she additionally had a phrase of recommendation when it got here to what you should not pack.
Watch the video on the high of this text to listen to extra of Catriona’s packing suggestions.
Catriona’s Nice Getaways is a collection launched on the official Getaway website. Keep tuned for extra unbelievable tales from Getaway’s much-loved presenter.