Packing for your European Holiday – Brighton Lane

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Packing for your European Holiday

Are you planning a trip to Europe but feeling overwhelmed by what to pack? Don't worry, I've got you covered. Based on my travels, I've compiled a list of essential items to bring with you when travelling through Europe.

  1. Sleepwear - Ok, I'm going to start with the most obvious and of course most important... some luxurious Brighton Lane Sleepwear, for those moments where you're standing on that terrace overlooking the glistening Amalfi Coast, you look down and make eye contact with a handsome Italian man, you panic for a second thinking you're in you daggy pjs but realise your looking gorgeous in your Florence Robe, your'e ready for whatever adventures await you. 
  2. Comfortable walking shoes - Europe is full of beautiful cities and towns that are best explored by foot. Make sure to bring comfortable walking shoes that are broken in and provide ample support. You may be tempted to bring your stylish Louboutins stilettos but remember, a lot of cities have cobblestone streets, thin heels and cobblestones are not a good mix.
  3. A daypack or cross body bag - A small daypack is perfect for carrying your essentials while exploring. It should be comfortable and have enough space for your water bottle, snacks, camera, and other important items.
  4. Layers - Europe's weather can be unpredictable, so it's essential to bring layers. Make sure to pack a light tailored jacket, a jumper and a scarf, even in the summer months.
  5. Adaptor and converter - Most European countries have different outlets and voltage, so make sure to pack an adaptor and converter for your electronics.
  6. Travel documents - Don't forget your passport, visa (if required), travel insurance documents and these days for some places (make sure you check the entry requirements) your covid/immunisation documents . Keep them safe in a passport holder or travel wallet.
  7. Portable charger - Keep your devices charged with a portable charger. It's perfect for long days out exploring or when there's no outlet nearby.
  8. Cash and cards - Make sure to bring a mix of cash and cards with you. Some places in Europe may not accept cards, and having a small amount of cash on hand is always a good idea.
  9. Waterproof jacket or umbrella - Europe can be prone to rain showers, so pack a waterproof jacket or umbrella.
  10. Language guidebook/app - If you're traveling to a country where you don't speak the language, a physical guidebook or app on your phone can be helpful. It can help with basic phrases, directions, and cultural customs.
  11. Travel sim - This is not something you necessarily need to organise before you leave but check with your phone company what your overseas call/roaming charges are before leaving. I purchased a local sim in Rome, it was really easy and much cheaper. 

      Remember to pack light and only bring the essentials. You can always buy toiletries and other items while you're there. And most importantly, have fun and enjoy your travels through Europe!