What I packed for the UK and Ireland

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My packed suitcase: The end product

So here’s something you may or may not already know: I’m headed to the UK and Ireland!

Well, by the time you read this I’ll already be there, but never mind that.

I thought I’d give you a peek into what and how I’m packing for this three-week trip, which will be a road trip of sorts (to give you some context)

This time, unlike usual, I’m checking a bag – my carry-on sized suitcase, no less, but still checking it.

This is because I know I’m going to be going out to nice places and want to dress up a little.

So I’ll be taking my small suitcase (to check in. It’s a Flylite Splice Int 21 Case, for anyone wondering), plus a small duffle-type bag and a small backpack (my general-use day bag).

In those I will be taking….

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Clothing

  • 3 pairs of jeans (I live in jeans, even at home in Australia)
  • 3 t-shirts
  • 3 tank tops
  • 2 longer sleeved tops
  • 2 dresses
  • A nicer top
  • A black skirt
  • Also (I forgot in the photos and video) 2 scarves

Which all pack up like this (minus my “plane outfit”):

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And then…

  • 8 pairs of underwear
  • 3 bras
  • 2-3 pairs of socks
  • Pyjamas
  • A bikini
  • A pair of tights for colder nights/comfy travel etc

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Which pack up like this (minus my “plane underwear” and tights – will probably change into them on the plane):

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Also…

  • A cadigan
  • A hoodie
  • A coat

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  • Boots
  • Sandals
  • Heels – I know right?? I haven’t packed a pair of heels in so long, but this trip I know I’ll need/want them
  • Sneakers – still undecided about which pair to take. Might take my converse instead of this particular pair.

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Here is what I’ll wear/take on the plane, btw:

(Boots – heaviest pair of shoes – jeans, a tank top, hoodie, underwear – obviously – and my tights)

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Next up…

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Toiletries

  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Rosehip oil
  • Spot treatment
  • Moisturiser
  • Cleanser
  • Toner
  • Soap
  • Toothpaste, dental floss and tooth mousse
  • Toothbrush
  • Deodorant
  • Sunscreen
  • Razer
  • Nail file, nail scissors, tweezers, extra hairbands
  • Cotton tips
  • BB Cream (I use this instead of foundation)
  • Powder
  • Blush, bronzer, highlighter
  • Concealer
  • Eyeliner
  • Mascara
  • Eyebrow pencil
  • Small eyeshadow palette
  • Lip colours
  • Perfume
  • Hairbrush (Which I forgot to show!)

And for the plane:

  • Hand sanitiser
  • Eye drops
  • Vicks nasal inhaler
  • A heavy moisturiser

Which all pack up like this:

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Extra things:

  • Medications and first aid
  • Tissues
  • A pack of cards – Best. Travel. Item. Ever.
  • 2 fold out tote bags
  • Torch
  • Bag logs
  • Purse for night time activities

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Tech and “plane essentials”:

  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • GoPro
  • DSLR camera
  • Gorilla Pod
  • Chargers for tech
  • Worldwide Travel Adapter (Which I completely forgot to show in the photos and video!)
  • Extra camera batteries and SD cards
  • Wallet
  • Notebook and pen
  • Passport and document folder
  • Guidebook
  • Reading material (I have books loaded on my iPad, but I’m addicted to the Game of Thrones series at the moment and can’t leave it behind)
  • Eye mask
  • Tissues
  • Lip Balm
  • iPod

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Above is what will be in my duffle bag, and below is what will be in my backpack on the plane.

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And voila! That’s it.

Hope this helped you sort out what you may want to take on your next trip, or at least soothed your nosy curiosity for a while (I’m one of the people who LOVE these kinds of lists/posts/videos – I think it’s the organisational freak that’s inside me).

Until next time x

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