Your essential summer getaway checklist


If you’re off anywhere nice this year, now’s the time to get set for that adventure. So we’ve sorted out a checklist to make packing that bit easier.

But first things first – you need a suitcase. Luckily, our Today’s Special Value offer this Wednesday 5th August is a fantastic three-piece luggage set from Heys. And with a small, a medium and a large case included, you’ll have every journey covered, from simple overnight stays to those incredible holidays of a lifetime.




Close-to-hand essentials:

  • Passport and Bunjee holder
  • Visa (if necessary)
  • EHIC card/travel insurance
  • Holiday documentation – hotel booking info, car hire, transfers, itinerary, contact numbers
  • Driving licence and paper counterpart
  • Copies of passport, insurance, driving licence
  • Mobile phone – it’s a good idea to check out the cost of calls and texts from abroad with your network before you go
  • Keys (house/car/bike lock/caravan etc)
  • Foreign currency/credit card with RFID protection/prepaid card
  • Instructions for how to get to your destination
  • Any medicine you take regularly (but remember the 100ml rule if flying)
  • Glasses or contact lenses


Hand luggage bright ideas:

  • A book, magazine, tablet, MP3 player or all of them
  • Your essential make-up and skincare minis (perfect for a beauty boost mid-journey) in a clear plastic bag
  • Flying? A mini wardrobe in your cabin case could be a life saver if the airline manages to lose your luggage
  • A sleep kit including eye mask, travel pillow and ear plugs
  • DVT flight socks
  • Travel sweets
  • Wet wipes


Main case:


  • Camera/camcorder
  • Books – especially for beach holidays
  • Pack of cards
  • Toys and beach accessories for youngsters (or the young at heart)


Bits and bobs

  • Pack Mate vacuum travel bags – perfect for making the most of space
  • First aid kit
  • Painkillers
  • Adaptors
  • Notebook and pen
  • Chargers and spare batteries
  • Plastic bags for wet swimwear or dirty clothing


Health and beauty


Clothes and accessories


Hopefully our handy list helps make preparation for your trip a breeze. Then all that’s left to do is make the most of your time away. Bon voyage!

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