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…
#1. 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!!!
£23.99 Portable Blender, VTONA Smoothie Blender USB Rechargeable with Stainless Steel 6-Blade for Travel Personal, Juice and Baby Food, Mixer Juice Cup 450ML, FDA Approved BPA Free £27.99 Portable Blender, Fityou Travel Blender Smoothie Maker 480ML USB Rechargeable Juicer Mixer 100W Mini Personal Fruit Blender with 6 Stainless Steel Blades for Home,Office,Sports,Travel, Outdoors £27.99 Portable Blender,Household Personal Smoothie Blender Mini Juicer Cup 480ML Fruit Juice Mixer with USB Rechargeable and 6 PCS Stainless Steel Blades for Home Outdoor, CE & FDA Approved (Blue) £18.99 Portable Blender Smoothie Maker - 6 Blades & USB Rechargeable - Personal Mini Blender Electric Fruit Juice Extractor for Travel-380ml (Blue) £29.99 TTLIFE Smoothie Maker Smoothie Blenders 400ml Mixer Juice Cup USB Rechargeable 5000mAh with 4 Stainless Steel Blades,Perfect for Fruit,Milkshake and Baby Food, FDA/BPA Free,Blue £17.98 Portable Blender, Personal Size Electric USB Juicer Cup,380ml Fruit Mixer Machine with 4 Blades for Home&Travel, Rechargeable USB Juicer Bottle for Juice, Smoothie and Milkshake(Purple) £29.99 USB Electric Juice Cup, Juicer Blender, Mini Portable Blender,Juicer Mixer Blender Smoothie Maker with3D 6 Blades,350-420ml Water Cup £21.99 Dee Banna Mini Portable USB Rechargeable Juicer Blender with 6 Blades 460ml White Personal Blender for Traveling,Spots,Home,Office and Outdoor,Perfect for Fruit,Milk Shake and Baby Food Out of stock Keiyallon Portable Smoothie Blender,200W USB Rechargeable Personal Blender with 6 Blades,Mini Travel Blender for Home,Drive,Sports - BPA Free (Sliver) #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…
#3. Bose Soundlink Micro Bluetooth Speaker
Size = small. Sound = big 👌
After all, the beach gets pretty boring without tunes…
£21.99 Bluetooth Speaker, Anker SoundCore mini, Super Portable Speaker with 15-Hour Playtime, 20 Meter Bluetooth Range, Enhanced Bass, works with iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Nexus, HTC, Laptops and More £11.59 NUBWO Mini Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Portable - Rose Gold £12.99 Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker Black £29.99 Anker SoundCore Bluetooth Speaker Portable Bluetooth 4.0 Stereo Speaker with 24-Hour Playtime, 6W Dual-Driver, Low Harmonic Distortion, Patented Bass Port and Built-in Microphone for Calls for iPhone, iPod, iPad, Samsung, LG £42.99 Bluetooth Speaker, Zamkol Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speakers Waterproof, Powerful 24W with 360° Bass Sound, Bluetooth 4.2 for Outdoor Party, Beach, Shower £47.99 Bluetooth speaker 5.0, Tronsmart Force 40W Portable Speaker With 3D Stereo, Extra Bass, IPX7 Waterproof,15 Hours Playtime,TWS,Voice Assistant,100ft Bluetooth Range For Travel, Party, works with Alexa £38.89 Sony SRS-XB10 Compact Portable Wireless Speaker with Extra Bass - Black £26.99 Bluetooth Speaker 4 Color LED Lights Rich Bass HD Audio 8-Hour Play Time Built-In Mic Handsfree Calling £13.99 ZoeeTree S1 Bluetooth Speaker, Protable Speaker with Stereo Audio and Enhanced Bass, Bluetooth 4.2, Speakers with 8H Playtime, 6W Dual-Driver, TF and FM Radio, Built-in Mic, Speaker for Phone/Laptops
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…
Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker II - Carbon
Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker - Black
#4. All In One Universal Power Adapter thing
Not new, but bloody useful. Most airplanes sell them for about £20…
I have two. One is a fairly cheap, portable thing (below) which I use when I’m out and about…
£12.99 Power Bank, Anker Astro E1 5200mAh Portable Charger Candy bar-Sized Ultra Compact External Battery with High-Speed Charging PowerIQ Technology (Black) £17.99 TiNiN Portable Charger 10000mAh Power Bank, Mini Phone Charger with 2 USB Output and LED Display, Fast Charge for iPhone, Samsung Galaxy and Tablets (BK10000) £14.99 Anker PowerCore 5000 Portable Charger, Ultra-Compact Power Bank with Fast-Charging Technology, External Battery for New Airpods, iPhone X/ 8/7/ 6S/ 6, iPad, Samsung Galaxy and More £21.99 iMuto 20000mAh Compact Portable Charger Power Bank External Battery with Smart LED Digital Display Fast Charge Battery Pack for iPhone XS XR MAX 8 7 6 6S Plus, iPad, Samsung Galaxy, Smart Phones and More £19.99 MOXNICE Power Bank Portable Charger 10000mAh, Smallest and Lightest Battery Pack with 2 Outputs for iPhone, Samsung, Huawei and More (Black) £12.99 OKZU 10000mAh Power Bank Thin, Lightweight Portable Charger, Compact External Battery Pack with USB Type-C Input & Output for iPhone, Samsung, Huawei and More Devices (Black) £25.99 iWALK 10000MAH Compact Power Bank with 18W Power Delivery PD USB External Battery Pack Built in Cables QuickCharge Portable Charger compatible with iPhone X XS,Samsung, Macbook £16.99 Soluser Portable Phone Charger 10000mAh Power Bank External Battery with Two USB Outputs and Dual Inputs (Micro & Type-C) for All Smart Phones
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.
mophie Powerstation USB-C XXL
Mophie Powerstation XXL - Space Grey
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.
# Charger Cable
# 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…
3 pairs can cover a 7-days trip.
For days when I can’t be bothered to do my hair and (or) I’ve burned my forehead.
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Sliders are a thing now, apparently…. £11.86 adidas Duramo Slide, Men's Open Toe Sandals, Black (Black/White/Black), 7 UK (40 1/2 EU) Check on Amazon Nike Benassi Jdi Men's Beach & Pool Beach & Pool Slides, Black (Black/White 090), 10 UK (45 EU) Check on Amazon Lacoste Men's Croco Slide 119 1 CMA Open Toe Sandals, Black (Blk/Wht 312), 10 UK £16.00 Puma Popcat, Unisex Adults' Slippers, White (White- Black), 11 UK (46 EU)
Havaianas were so last year (although personally, I prefer them) 🙄
Needed for eye protection, and more importantly… Stealth perving. GADGETS & DEVICES Electric / techie bits….
I mentioned a couple of these in my top five but I’ll list again incase you missed that chapter…
# 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.
Osis Schwarzkopf Plus Dust It Conditioner, 10 g
# Aftershave smelly thing
Smelling fresh is a thing. This little gem is a life essential – I carry around with me almost everywhere I go.
Perfume Pod Clear Refillable Perfume Atomiser with Spray & Genie-S Refill (Gold)
Aussie Gold is one of the best creams on the market. Smells so good, I wanna eat myself after applying it! 😋
Keeping skin moisturised locks tan in, apparently. I use Aussie Gold, obvs.
Australian Gold Moisture Lock Tan Extender 227 ml
Pack them. Repeat, pack them.
36 X Durex Condoms ( Extended Pleasure-12, Intimate Feel -12, Pleasure Me -12 Combo Deal )
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