With half term approaching for some, and others heading off for Winter sun, I thought it might be fun to look at some travel gadgets. I am off to Malta to celebrate Mr A’s 40th with our best man and his lovely wife. I am really excited that we’ll be staying with James Villas, full run down when I return!
For those of you not going on your holidays anytime soon, sorry, but some of these would make fabulous gifts for the traveller in your life. I have Mr A’s 40th coming up, so I am on present high alert.
Firstly I love the retro camera luggage tags, apart from keeping track of your all important address and contact details, they make your luggage really stand out - always a bonus when it comes to the luggage conveyor belt! Go for an old fashioned vintage case, bright pink, or even classy black.
Until I stop being a luddite and get a Kindle and overcome my souvenir shopping habit, I will always be at the mercy of the excess baggage charge. Having one of these travel luggage scales would give me a more realistic idea of how much room for manoeuvre I really had.
I can’t stand the way everything gets mixed up in my case, especially if I am forced to share it with my husband or the kids. So I love these inexpensive suitcase organisers, only £8.74.
In Corfu this summer Mr A was endlessly frustrated by having to boil a tiny enamel pan on the electric stove. I though it had charm, and it was worth waiting for a cup of tea, I had after all remembered tea bags, a must in my case. This collapsible silicone kettle from Wacky Practicals works on most heat sources, remarkably. I think it might make some Brits abroad very happy.
Finally I think a travel candle is a lovely way to keep your case smelling fresh and to help you wind down after travelling. Melt do some lovely ones.
What do you always pack?