February sees the start of a change in icelolly.com’s #HolidayChat on Twitter, as we have now increased our chats to twice a month – what can we say, we’re in demand. Every third Wednesday of the month a guest host will take over the chat to discuss all things travel. This month Nicole from Nicole Navigates took over to discuss packing for your travels.
We had some weird and wonderful answers for Nicole’s first question…
Eye cream, green tea bags and a book! #HolidayChat— Sarah (@saloca) February 21, 2018
I travel hand luggage on every single holiday so the three things I always always pack are my camera (before any clothes!) my battery pack for extra phone juice and wet wipes which are fantastic to freshen up your face after a flight! #HolidayChat pic.twitter.com/Xi0MVW7kcN— M I C H A E L A (@HeyImMichaela) February 21, 2018
A1 - I only ever use hand luggage to travel (unless long haul), so clothes, my camera and my phone (for music/books). #HolidayChat— April (@aprileveryday) February 21, 2018
It seems many of us have an obsession with over packing
Polaroid camera... every time... never use #HolidayChat— Steph (@wanderlustpulse) February 21, 2018
A2: haha, all the time. I travel once a month back home and always pack my toothbrush even though I have one there. I once packed my dogs toy I usually pack too many pants too #HolidayChat— Diary of a Spanglish Girl ♡ (@imlaurenbate) February 21, 2018
All the time. I always pack millions of pens for some reason. It’s like they don’t sell pens anywhere else in the World #HolidayChat— Jess // The Crown Wings (@thecrownwings) February 21, 2018
#holidaychat A2: every trip i go on I refine what I take. One trip I took an electric beard trimmer. It didn't like the voltage and I lost the charger anyway within a week ... :p— Barefoot Backpacker (@RTWBarefoot) February 21, 2018
There were some great tips here, but the best has to be packing an extension cord so you only need one adaptor. #Genius
A duty free bag (either buy one once or at the time), always put your handbag inside it to get the “free” second bag. Sometimes you can smile nicely and get one for free if you ask #HolidayChat— Face The Fun (@facethefun) February 21, 2018
I’ve heard some people pack an extension lead so they only need to take one adapter! Genius but I’ve not done this yet #HolidayChat— Rachel Williams (@RachelMWills) February 21, 2018
Mine would have to be my little 100ml plastic water bottle. Once I get through security, I get it filled up and I've got a supply of water to avoid paying for some on the plane! #HolidayChat— Nicole (@NicoleNavigates) February 21, 2018
Yes, yes we do.
A4: Rolling is key... And packing cubes can also be very useful (although usually only use them for hold luggage). Rollin' rollin' rollin' ;-) #HolidayChat— HH Lifestyle Travel (@HHLifestyleTrav) February 21, 2018
I used to be rubbish at packing light and never took just hand luggage but have managed to finally realise I won’t use half the things I might need and now have no issues— Hannah Copcutt (@Hannahcopcutt) February 21, 2018
A4: sometimes but I’m suchhh a sucker for trinkets I always try and leave room for stuff I buy along the way (even on weekend trips). I’d rather layer up than not have room to bring back some goodies #HolidayChat— Olivia McDonald (@LivOnShoestring) February 21, 2018
Only?! It depends how long I was away and what the trip was for. Usually my camera stuff fills up my hand luggage and everything else gets squeezed in! #HolidayChat— Explore With Ed (@ExploreWithEd) February 21, 2018
I've done hand luggage for 2 long-haul flights (3 weeks Canada, 3 weeks SE Asia) - it's definitely doable, limited obviously. I prefer it as less hassle hanging around airports and especially to avoid paying for hold in Asia #HolidayChat— Tams (@peachesandbear) February 21, 2018
A5. Just hand luggage? One bag? Haaaaaaa no! There's no way I can condense everything I need into one bag! Lol pic.twitter.com/wuYP2lGXaq— Natasha Atlas (@NatashaAtlas_) February 21, 2018
Definitely, I prefer it, not for budget reasons but I hate lugging around a big suitcase and whenever I arrive somewhere Im so impatient and wanna holiday, not wait for the luggage on the carousel— Obsessive adventurer (@Obsessed_travel) February 21, 2018
Join us on Wednesday 7th March 2018 for our next #HolidayChat! Got a topic suggestion? Drop a comment below!