Travel Essentials


Compliments of the season 🎄, you are welcome to Aglow Blog.

People travel a lot in December, I believe it’s the month most people look forward to because… why not🤷🏻‍♀️…

So here’s what I think about traveling in December.

I think you should Plan your travel;

This sounds simpler than it really is. You don’t just wake up one morning and pack whatever pops in sight for a journey that you don’t even know how long you’d be staying.

Hasty packing would often result in mistakes and forgetfulness. I usually start my packing a week before, especially if I’m going to a place where I have no belongings. I don’t start packing today for tomorrow’s journey, I start days ahead, gradually, it helps me to pack what I really need without forgetting the essentials.

Consider the duration of your stay ;

Packing for a weekend getaway is different from packing for a month vacation. When I’m packing for a seven days trip, I visualize everything I’d use each day as I pack, I also always include one or two extra clothes, for emergencies. Also, you might consider looking at your calendar, so you can be sure if 25th is a Sunday or Friday🗓

Consider the type of clothes suitable for your journey and stay;

You can’t be going to the village to spend time with family with a box full of corporate wears, you also can’t go on a business trip with traditional attires, same things apply if you are going for a weekend getaway, you pack accordingly. Pay attention to the weather too, here in South-Eastern Nigeria, the harmattan is not friendly at all, so anyone coming here to spend christmas has come prepared.

Okay… Enough of the lecture 😁, I really came here to share my packing procedure for Christmas (a two weeks trip), if I will travel🤭.

  • Like you already know, I start days ahead, gradually, a socks today, a hairbrush tomorrow.
  • Because it’s a short trip, I don’t use a large bag.
  • Normally, I plan what I’d wear throughout, if I’m going to stay two weeks, I plan what I’d wear for fourteen days. This doesn’t mean that I pack fourteen different sets of clothes, I could wash and rewear. Let me break it down a bit; -Two sets of church wears. (this could also serve me if I have to attend an emergency wedding or event) 👗🥻 -Lots of outing wears. (because I intend to go out a lot and I have to look good while at it) 👖 👚 -Few casual wears for the house. (I can’t be lounging around the house in a jean, comfort is very important to me) 👕🩳
  • Lots of undies👙, I don’t calculate here 😂
  • Footwears: I just take two heels, a sneaker and two or three flat slippers/sandals (most of my waka would be on foot)👡👠👟🩴🥿
  • Bags: A handbag and some purses. 👜
  • Sunshades: This is because I’d definitely walk around a lot, under the harmattan sun. 🕶
  • Night wears: ( here I do not forget the harmattan, so I even include socks)🧦🧥
  • Cosmetics. (vaseline, perfume and lip balm is of extreme importance here)
  • Towels.
  • Sanitary pads👝 (I have a habit of carrying these with me, even when I’m not expecting, I could help a sister out)
  • Makeup and jewelry. (I’m not big on these, though my earrings and wristwatch are always with me)
  • Bible and devotional. (because I’m such a daddy’s girl)
  • Toothbrush. (once upon a time, I always forgot my toothbrush, not anymore)
  • Phone Accessories: This is where phone charger, headphones, Bluetooth speaker and power bank comes in. (You don’t want to forget these things)

I’m sure I missed out on a few things though, kindly share your travel tips with me in the comment section below. Thank you so much for reading this post. ❤

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