Summer may be officially over in September, but in some of Europe’s favourite tourist destinations such as Italy, Portugal or Greece, you can still enjoy great sunny days in October. Bearing this in mind, it is useful that you don’t forget your sunglasses at home. Even if the sun is not at its peak it is always advisable to wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from harmful UVA and UVB rays.
Make a packing list before you start packing. This way, if you realise your bag is too full and you need to repack, just go through the list and scrap those redundant items. Alternatively, consider wearing some of the heavier items on the list.
One of the most stressful and annoying things at an airport is having to pay excess baggage fees. If you wish to avoid this and go through check in without any trouble, make sure you read baggage essentials before packing.
Want to know a valuable travel tip? Make use of every little inch of suitcase space that you can. Roll tops, underwear, socks and other small items and stuff them into your shoes to make sure every possible space is filled.
Speaking of rolling, it is consensual among experienced travellers, including backpackers, that rolled clothes take up less space than folded ones. Plus, they’re less prone to getting deep wrinkles from fold creases.
If you don’t wish to carry your valuables with you all the time but are still worried about valuable stuff in your hotel room, here’s a tip for you: hide your money in an empty sun tan lotion container. You could also use empty lip balm containers to hide rolled up notes.
When travelling, keep your valuable and essential belongings in your carry-on bag, not in your checked luggage. Your passport, identification, money, credit cards, jewellery, electronics, and other valuables should always be brought onto the plane with you.
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