It is the one factor travellers dread most – packing.
Between attempting to shove every part in your suitcase – contemplating the climate, outfits, occasions, the record goes – whereas attempting to maintain your bag underweight is usually a minefield to navigate.
As somebody who travels for a dwelling, Catriona is aware of a factor or two about hauling a suitcase round, so it is no stunned she’s nailed packing.
Earlier than you even take into consideration what you are placing in your suitcase, Catriona’s first tip is considering the suitcase itself.
“I at all times get a tough suitcase in order that nothing inside will be damaged,” she defined.
“You need to have wheels, please for the sake of your again get wheels.”
The Getaway host additionally revealed the one merchandise that she at all times has on her suitcase.
“I at all times tie a ribbon on the top [of the suitcase],” Catriona defined.
“A crimson ribbon is optimistic journey feng shui, I am fairly superstitious with my travelling.”
And Catriona additionally suggests a “differentiating color” in order that it stands out and is straightforward to search out at baggage declare. Though, should you do have the luxurious of a designer suitcase like a Louis Vuitton one, she’s acquired a harsh tip for you.
Now, for Catriona’s precise packing course of.
”Per week earlier than I’m going away I wish to put every part out and I both begin to add or subtract what I believe I am going to want,” she shared.
Catriona recommends “at all times doing all of your homework” earlier than you journey. Analysis issues just like the climate and any actions you may must pack particularly for.
As an skilled traveller, Catriona had some very particular ideas when it got here to alternative of footwear on a cruise ship.
”If you go on a cruise you wish to take a wedge, you do not need to take heels as a result of they’ll really mark the timber of a cruise ship,” she mentioned.
Catriona additionally suggested sticking to footwear with a lighter sole not a black sole, once more so you do not scuff the cruise ship ground.
Whereas Catriona had loads of ideas for what it is best to put in your bag, she additionally had a phrase of recommendation when it got here to what you should not pack.
Watch the video on the high of this text to listen to extra of Catriona’s packing ideas.
Catriona’s Nice Getaways is a sequence launched on the official Getaway website. Keep tuned for extra unimaginable tales from Getaway’s much-loved presenter.