It’s 6am and I’m currently on my way to the airport to catch a flight to Warsaw, Poland. My friend Naomi and I are away for a city break, my favourite kind of holiday, and I thought I’d share what my travel essentials are when I go away for a long weekend of exploring.
Just to note – I do also have clothes with me, I’m not planning on strutting around Poland naked for the next five days.
Camera – Canon 700D & lens
One of my favourite travel essentials is my camera, it’s been all over the world with me and it’s still going strong. I’ve got a Canon 700D and I shoot most of my photos on the kit lens (the one that the camera came with). I also like to bring my tele-zoom lens with me, I’ve got a Tamron AF70-300mm and it’s great for shooting both macro and far away shots, plus it’s quite compact so doesn’t take up too much room.
Phone – Samsung S8
I tend to plan all of the things I want to do for the day on Google Maps on my phone, plot a route and then off we go. It’s a godsend for getting about in a foreign country. One of my favourite things about this phone though is the amazing picture quality of the camera, it makes everything look stunning, so if I’ve forgotten my camera I can still take great shots.
Laptop – Microsoft Surface Book
I’ve had this laptop for about a year and half now and I love it. This is the original model, which has since been updated, but it’s perfect for writing and editing things on the move. Plus it means Naomi and I can watch trashy horror films in bed without someone having to hold a phone above our heads for an hour and half.
Face care – Kiehl’s
I like to bring some face care products with me while I’m away because I’m going to be out and about a lot, so weather it’s sunny or windy I’ve got some protection.
I’m bringing Kiehl’s Age Defender Exfoliating Cleanser (I’m aware I’m only 25 but it’s a really great exfoliant) and Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Moisturiser. They’re both great products for men and reasonably priced, plus they both come in 75ml options so I can take them in my hand luggage on the plane!
Book – The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k
I never find the time to read when I’m at home, but somehow while I’m travelling I suddenly get an urge to read all of the books. I’m taking Sarah Knight’s book on The Life-Changing Magic or Not Giving a F**k. I’ve only just started it so the jury’s out at the moment on how good it is, but I’ll let you know when I finish it. Or maybe I won’t, because I’ll be giving so few fucks.
Sunglasses – River Island
Apparently it’s going to be 28C and sunny in Poland, so I’ve got my River Island half frame retro sunnies with me. I’ve had a couple of pairs of the same sunglasses now because I love them so much, they’re durable and I really like the style, plus they’re only £14.
I’ll be honest, 99% of the time I forget to bring a travel adaptor with me and I have to buy another one in the airport. But this time I’ve actually remembered it! Ideally I’d bring more than one but I appear to have lost all of the others.