11 Tips You Need To Travel And It Not Be Mega Gross
Because you are classy and hygienic after all...
We all looooove travelling. The new sights, the hot weather and the tourist spots that you’ve seen on the TV. The dream.
But when you actually strap on your backpack you realise that the reality is a lot more...real that you thought. It’s hot and sweaty and sometimes living that travellers’ lyf gets gross.
So be a doll and follow these handy tips so that you’re cool and collected in all situations...
1. Grab those Make-up wipes
These could not be more key. From scrubbing your face on the go to doubling as a wash when you just can’t have a shower.
2. Check HostelWorld.com for a review...
There's a simple, foolproof and endlessly reliable way to scope out your future digs. Head to hostelworld.com, check out the user reviews, and pick your fave.
3. Pop on a Face mask
Travelling is the best but it is hard AF on your skin. Take a sheet mask that you can whip out wherever; on the beach, during a quiet night or while you travel.
4. Pack Extra underwear
Obviously if you’re going away for months, you can’t take your entire underwear drawer but if it’s a few weeks always take at least three extra days worth. Those knickers seems to wear themselves every trip.
5. No jeans...
Pick something comfortable to wear on board. We’re not saying pull out your onesie, though you wouldn’t be the first, but denim can be super restricting and sweaty for more than a few hours on a plane.
6. Use Hand sanitiser
If you have to ask why then you’re not okay, hun. CLEAN THOSE MITTS.
7. Buy a Travel pillow
The worst part of travelling is having to try and make a bed wherever you can find one. From airport benches to the beach (not recommended babes) people crash where they can. But if you have a travel pillow at least you won’t wake up feeling like you have the neck of the little girl from the Exorcist. You can get some cheap, memory foam ones in places like T.K Maxx and they are a lifesaver.
8. Make sure you have travel-Sickness pills
You never know when travel sickness will strike and there is nothing worse than feeling like crap when you are thousands of miles from home. There should be a emergency service that flies your mum out tbh.
9. Drink bottled water when needed
Check the travel information wherever your next stop is. Yeah, some people are just boujee and order their Evian instead of good ol’ tap but some countries’ water is actually bad for your health. You’ll be throwing up your guts before you know it.
10. Invest in some Inflatable hangers
If you’re lucky and get to clean some clothes or you’ve run into the sea, fully-kitted, then these hangers are the bomb. They inflate so take up almost zero space and can make you feel like you’re in a fancy hotel because your clothes are hanging from the top bunk on a hanger. Kind of. Grab them at Amazon.com.
11. Put together a first aid kit
Sure you’ll feel like your mum but when your mate steps on a sea urchin (again, me) then they’ll be glad of that antiseptic cream and bandage. Also pack: plasters, painkillers, Imodium, extra tampons and re-hydration sachets.