PACK LIKE A PRO

Lads Holiday Checklist: Things to pack for a lads holiday

Checklist of the best items, accessories and gadgets every bloke needs to bring with him when travelling abroad

Here’s a really messy list of the things I pack… (I’ll tidy it up soon) 😝

MY PERSONAL TOP 5

My favourite things in 2019 for travel…

Before breaking everything down into chapters, I just thought I’d share my personal favourites /  items that I genuinely would struggle to travel without…

#0. Travel Holdall / Duffle Bag

You can have all the gadgets in the world but without anywhere to stick them, you’re screwed!

My personal favourite for light travel is the 40L Berghaus Expedition Holdall, but there’s tons of holdalls to chose from.

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#2. GoPro Hero

If you’re thinking of filming some crazy sh*t and sending it to us, you’ll probably need the best travel camera ever invented…

Refurbed ones start at £50 – whilst the new ones you can grab for around £250…

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#3. Bose Soundlink Micro Bluetooth Speaker

Size = small. Sound = big 👌

After all, the beach gets pretty boring without tunes…

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I’m a sucker for Bose stuff, but there’s cheaper alternatives (listed above)… but if I were you, I’d pick one of these two…

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#4. All In One Universal Power Adapter thing

Not new, but bloody useful. Most airplanes sell them for about £20…

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#5. Powerbank

I have two. One is a fairly cheap, portable thing (below) which I use when I’m out and about…

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And the other is a beast which charges my laptop TWICE over and phone simultaneously…

Perfect for the frequent power-cuts in Thailand – and occasional long-haul flight.

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I’m actually too tired to finish this post off tonight, so I’m gonna update it later in the week.

HAND LUGGAGE (FOR THE FLIGHT)

Essential items I need on the plane…

#A small holdall (or rucksack)
Good for carrying things for the plane journey and beach bits.

# Packet of chewing gum
Freshens breath, sharpens mind and eases flight nerves

# Cushion headrest thingy
Absolutely crucial! Flying long haul without it is suicide.

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# Charger Cable

# iPad

# Earpods / earphones

Good set of cans, as the earpods provided on plane are shocking!


FASHION ACCESSORIES

Note: I’m no fashion guru.

I’m going to state the obvious items you need for now, but will get a fashion pro in at a later date to teach us what’s hot and what’s not…

#Swim Shorts
3 pairs can cover a 7-days trip.

#Cap
For days when I can’t be bothered to do my hair and (or) I’ve burned my forehead.

# Vest
If you want tips on building guns FAST read this:
ASAP guide to building big arms for the summer hoiday

# Tees

# Sliders
Sliders are a thing now, apparently….

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Havaianas were so last year (although personally, I prefer them) 🙄

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# Sunnies
Needed for eye protection, and more importantly… Stealth perving.


GADGETS & DEVICES

USB Portable Blender
If you’re all for the protein, then this handy device will blow you a way!

Those protein shakers are sh*t compared to these USB powered beauties – which you can pick up on Amazon for as little as £20!!!

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Electric / techie bits….

I mentioned a couple of these in my top five but I’ll list again incase you missed that chapter…

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# Mini extension lead
Fixes the single plug socket dilemma you’ll face when staying at cheap hotels / hostels (if you’re travelling this is a MUST)


PRODUCT, CREAMS and COSMETICS

Don’t forget the 100ml hand-luggage rule

# Osis Hair powder stuff
Great for adding body to hair (helps cover some receding bits) – doesn’t break into liquid hand luggage allowance either.

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# Aftershave smelly thing
Smelling fresh is a thing. This little gem is a life essential – I carry around with me almost everywhere I go.

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#Sun lotion
Aussie Gold is one of the best creams on the market. Smells so good, I wanna eat myself after applying it! 😋

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After Sun
Keeping skin moisturised locks tan in, apparently. I use Aussie Gold, obvs.

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Durex Condoms
Pack them. Repeat, pack them.

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If you’re too tight to buy them, pop to the clinic and you’ll get them for free.


3 QUICK MONEY TIPS

Couple of money suggestions…

#1. Turn off  data roaming on your phone before you arrive at the destination to save $$$.

#2. Get a foreign SIM card (if travel outside EU zones)
Make sure your phone is unlocked before you leave UK or else it won’t work.
You’ll save FORTUNES using a foreign sim which you can set up as soon as you land (well worth it).

#3. Monzo bank card
It’s bright orange, has super cheap rates and is the coolest bank card on the market right now.

Monzo Bank Card
Monzo Bank Card