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Top 10 Packing Tips For Your Summer In The UK

Posted by Nadia Ibrahim-Taney on Apr 1, 2017 4:00:00 PM

You can buy nearly everything you need in the UK, but occasionally it’s nice to have the comforts of home when abroad. To help with your packing, enjoy our top 10 tips for your Summer in the UK.

1. Go camping

Use a travelling or camping backpack as your carry-on. They not only hold a lot but also are very convenient when travelling during breaks.

2. Go with the roll

Rolling clothes saves you loads of space and lessens wrinkles.

3. Layers

Bring several types of clothing you can layer, and think about dark clothes that don’t wrinkle. In some UK regions you can experience three “seasons” in one day.

4. Shoes

Leave your shoe closet at home. Sneakers and 1-2 pairs of comfortable dress shoes should see you through. You can always buy more in the UK if you want.  

5. Electrics

Hair dryers, curlers, or straighteners are often best bought in the UK since the voltage is different than North America. If you do bring your own, ensure they’re dual-voltage.

6. Family and friends

Pictures of friends and family. Sometimes it’s nice to have a few physical photos to put in your room.

7. Study supplies

You can buy all your school supplies during your first week in the UK. Leave it all at home!

8. Food

You can get almost everything in the UK, but the elusive peanut butter does prove challenging! Scarcely available in some large supermarkets, American speciality shops and random little corner stores, best to bring a jar of Jif with you if it is a must have.

9. Tablets and phones

When day tripping to Stonehenge, overnights to Oxford and weekends in Wales, you’ll want to check email and post your amazing trip photos to social media but don’t necessarily need the full functions of a laptop. Tablets and phones are dual purpose, light-weight and pack easier than traditional laptops.

10. Your must haves

These are your ‘if I were stranded on a desert island for ten years’ items. For some it will be movies, TV shows or computer games, while for others it’s your favorite chapstick. Either way, buy the must haves at home to ovoid disappointment abroad. 

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