How do we travel so much with 2 young kids?
#TravelTip 2: Travel Light!
I mean really light... (taking out one pair of trousers doesn’t count!!) We can fit clothes for all 4 of us into a large travelling backpack. Our secret? 🔸We use #packingcubes They’re flat zipped up nets, about the size of a laptop. Available from eBay, amazon etc and they are so so handy! We have one each so our clothes stay neatly rolled together (roll never fold your clothes, it’s a space saver and helps reduce creases too) AND it’s easier to keep each persons clothes apart once you’ve reached your destination. They come in a variety of sizes too so the smaller cubes we use for a snack bag or first aid kit. I also pack and then repack a few times, taking something out if I can!
🔸We only take enough clothes to last us for half the trip (except underwear), plus one spare outfit for everyone. We check the weather religiously beforehand and only pack what we need, making sure that each item can be mixed and matched to create another outfit. We take two pairs of shoes each, usually flip flops, trainers or a slightly smarter shoe for the evenings. 🔸We take Travel Wash with us. An essential for any young family and we use it on almost every trip! It’s saved our bacon a few times, especially when we visited Iceland whilst potty training Ruby! 🔸We have ONE toiletry bag and it includes lots of miniature bottles, a hairbrush to share, a toothbrush each and a small sample size toothpaste. When we visit hotels, I keep the shampoo, shower gel etc and use them on future trips OR we take our reusable empty bottles and fill them with products from home. All bottles are under 100ml so they can be taken on as hand luggage if we don’t check a bag in. 🔸 Don’t overpack the toys or books. We used to pack loads of toys for Ruby on our trips and realised we didn’t really play with them as something else caught her attention most of the time.
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