Is there anything as fun and exciting as going on a girls’ weekend trip? Well, we don’t think so.
There is something magical about traveling with your best friends and leaving your worries at home.>
But packing for a girls’ trip can be intimidating. Whether you’re preparing for a busy itinerary intensive trip or a relaxing weekend at the beach, or if you are planning to reconnect with nature on a camping trip, there are some basic girls’ weekend essentials that you need to pack with you. Check out this girls’ trip packing checklist before you hit the road!
1. A Good Bag
Your bag makes a lot of difference depending on where you are going—especially when going on a road trip. There is limited space in the car’s trunk, so a sturdy backpack or a weekender bag should ideally do the trick.
Are you going somewhere rustic, with cobblestone roads or uneven terrain? For those kinds of trips, your best option is a spacious rucksack. A cabin suitcase is more than sufficient if you travel to a posh area or go to the city. Why because the roads are smooth and will not damage the wheels of your suitcase.
2. Packing Cubes
People often underestimate the benefits of packing cubes. There is nothing more annoying than opening up your entire suitcase just to find that particular item of clothing. You can save a lot of time and space when using packing cubes. Since you are organizing them in your packing cube, finding any garment will be a piece of cake. It also compresses your items in a cube, saving more space. You can then fill up with souvenirs and fun things you shop for during your trip.
If you plan to rely on toiletries that hotels or rentals provide, you are in for a huge nightmare. First of all, they are not big enough, even if they are, sometimes they do not suit your skin, and you do not want to have a bad reaction on your girls’ trip. So what are the essentials? Depending on where you are traveling, you need to pack your toiletries accordingly. Some of the basics include
- Lip balm
- Hair Ties
Those are just the basics, and in no way is it the entire list. But what is the best way to pack these toiletries? A clear bag is your best bet. Firstly, you don’t need to empty your entire bag just to ding one product. Also, if you are boarding a plane, a clear toiletries case is much more convenient when it goes for the check.
4. Sanitary Product
Periods come uninvited and have no respect for your travel plans, so chances are you’ll face many trips while already on or expecting your period. So, bringing a menstrual cap becomes essential if you’re during your periods. It’s eco-friendly, cost-effective, and gets comfortable once you get the hang of it. It also takes up less space in your luggage and will avoid all the unnecessary stress of disposing of sanitary pads or tampons.
There will be times that you are bored out of your mind. What can you bring to entertain yourselves? Maybe get a deck of cards: slip it into your bag’s pocket, perfect for late-night entertainment. Maybe make a movie night out; check ahead with your accommodation to see if they have a way for you to connect a streaming device. Get a fun movie that will have your whole group cheering. Make a groovy playlist on your phone, and have an impromptu dance party in your pj’s.
Dermatologists even recommend reapplying your sunscreen every 2-3 hours. Do you know how harsh the sun is nowadays and how much damage UV-A and UV-B rays can do to your skin? Sun exposure is one of the leading causes of skin cancer. When you go on any trip, keep your sunscreen in your handbag or backpack, especially when traveling toward the beach or a hotter climate. But even if you are staying on the hillside, that does not exempt you from needing sunscreen. Even if the sun is hiding behind the clouds, the UV rays still cause your skin some damage.
7. Food and Drinks
Who doesn’t like to have snacks handy? Even if you plan to go to restaurants and cute little cafes, it’s good to have some grub and beverages on hand to relish between dinners. Toss a bottle of wine or your favorite non-alcoholic drink in your bag (unless you’re flying, you’ll have to get it when you arrive). Tell each of your friends to bring her favored type and have your happy hours in the evenings and make your girls’ trip fun!
And snacks are a must: Coordinate with everyone to bring a few snacks apiece, and you’ll be thoroughly stocked. Don’t forget the makings for s’mores to be consumed around a sunset bonfire if you’re at the beach or on a camping trip!
8. Emergency Kit
Have you ever been on a girls’ trip where you get injured? It dampens the entire mood and causes people to worry. A mini first aid kit is the best measure you can take. No one gets hurt willingly, but the best thing you can do is have a first aid kit handy for situations such as these.
These are a few things you can keep in handy,
- Bandaids and bandages
- Antiseptic cream
- Pain relief gel
- Ice packs
Medicines that cure stomach aches, fever, allergies, and more.
Carry a first aid kit to avoid these pesky things from ruining your girls’ trip. Having a mini first aid kit saves you and helps your travel companion.
9. Emergency Card
The ultimate thing to take while you are on your girls’ trip is your Emergency Card. Now you must be wondering what an emergency card must be. It is the one card that can potentially save your life. Imagine yourself on a trip; there are unfortunate times when we can be part of an accident, or maybe we can lose consciousness due to multiple reasons like high heat, dehydration, etc. Mishaps don’t take long to occur. With an Emergency card, you and your family can stay secure. Clocr’s Emergency Card is the fastest, easiest way to reach your emergency contacts if you are in an emergency situation and cannot speak for yourself. The Emergency Card allows a first responder or good Samaritan to reach your emergency contacts instantly.
You might think that you have plenty of SOS devices or ways to contact your emergency contacts on your phone, but phones can run out of battery and get damaged or have a lock that can make it difficult for first responders to access. Now you may wonder about the privacy of it all. No contact numbers are exposed; our system directly contacts the first responder. They are easy to carry, like another card in your wallet while traveling.
With the Emergency card, you can always stay secure in an emergency. Try out Clocr’s Emergency Card for free today with our limited-time offer!
Therefore, next time you are out on a trip, ensure that you have all the travel essentials for women.