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The weeks are flying by and we are quickly heading towards the summer holidays, and our family break away. We always go abroad in the summer and it’s something we look forward to all year, appreciating the time out, relaxation and quality time together as a family that the holiday brings.
Packing for our summer holiday
Going away for a two week holiday means a lot of packing beforehand. I always find it really easy to pack for the children but when it comes to packing for me it is that much harder!
I need to pack day clothes that mostly consist of swimsuits, sarongs and kaftans and flip flops. Along with lightweight dresses or shorts and t-shirts that I can throw on for breakfast or lunch, that is pretty much all I need for a day at the pool.
But, we’ll also have adventuring days where we’ll need trainers and longer bottoms, clothes perfect for exploring, climbing mountains or zooming along zip wires through the jungle!
If we have more relaxed days out, visiting the local towns, wandering along the coast or a nice boat trip, we’ll need nice but practical clothes like summer dresses, practical sandals and a wide brimmed sun hat.
Then there are the evenings. Dresses and sandals like these from Cotton Traders make the perfect evening outfit. I also take an extra layer in case it turns chilly in the evening and I make sure I can walk a distance in my sandals in case we go further afield in the evening for dinner or evening entertainment.
As with any holiday, we really pack for any eventuality, often packing a lightweight raincoat in case the weather takes a turn for the worst and extra layers in case of cold spells. We also always wear comfies like joggers and hoodies on the plane so have those to throw on if we need them!
Other essentials to pack
As well as clothes we also pack swim gear like poncho towels, beach shoes, inflatables and pool toys, flippers and snorkels and plenty of suncream. We’ll remember hats and sunglasses and activities for down time in our room or by the pool – card games, sticker books and activity books as well as a couple of books each to read.
The last things we pack are always the practical things that we couldn’t do without – devices and chargers, toiletries, toothbrushes, pyjamas and the children’s favourite cuddly toys. The cuddlies have been around the world with us and I don’t see that stopping soon!