With my upcoming sailing trip to Greece on the 9th June, it’s around about that time when I start to clamber into the depths of my wardrobes to retrieve many of my most loved summer classics. As I brush off the cobwebs from my old faithfuls and of course make a few new purchases along the way, I thought I would reveal what is going inside the suitcase of The Travelista!
Let’s face it, when it comes to summer travel the only real place to start is bikinis! And whilst I will be spending most of my time lounging on (and sailing) a yacht, I figured I’ll probably be living in these things for the next 2 weeks. All four of these beauties are new this season. So where are your guesses? Missoni – top right? No no my friends, listen in.
2. Travel Essentials
As much of a self-confessed digital geek I am, I never ever travel without a hard copy travel guide. To me, there is something immensely pleasurable and exciting about sitting on the plane and reading about the amazing places I’m about to discover. Equally, I love nothing more than reading about my destination once I’ve arrived. I will be recording my trip with my Nikon D3200 camera. This bad boy captures incredible images that I can’t wait to share with you all. I’m also planning to make a video documentary on it too. So stay tuned!
3. Chill Out Equipment
For all my downtime and sun worshipping needs, I plan to do nothing more than lay back with a copy of my favourite mag, Conde Nast Traveller, and loose myself in some travel stories (seeing as I will be in sunny Greece I won’t feel half as envious as usual). I got these tortoise shell Wayfarer Ray Bans last summer and I still adore them, perfect for the beach! Lastly this handy little beach mat comes rolled up with a handle. Just what I need for when I want to abandon ship and find a deserted little beach – thanks Clinique!
4. Workout Gear
Whenever I go away, I always make sure I bring my workout gear. Being in a completely new environment allows you to shake up your routine and do something a little different. The first week of my trip I will be staying at The Retreat in Sivota, which has an inclusive selection of workout classes and watersports . Morning yoga on the beach is top of my list, as well as a mountain bike ride. My Nike Free Runs are so lightweight and compact they take up virtually no space in my suitcase – so no excuses!
5. Old and New Favourites
Here we have a combination of old and new items which, to me, scream holiday! I love to wear bright colours and lots of white when I am away as they both look amazing against tanned skin. I picked up the top right dress from Topshop in the Christmas sale 2012. It’s so summery, they knocked the price down to £5 (would you believe), and I’ve been saving it for my trip ever since. The sandals are also Topshop (£30 Summer 2013) and I picked these 3 pairs of shorts up from a New Look sample sale last summer. Lastly the bottom right is an old classic of mine which is amazingly comfortable but super glam for when the sun goes down.
So there you have it, what goes inside the suitcase of The Travelista. I’ve shown you mine, now will you show me yours? …
Want to know what I’ll be getting up to on my Greek sailing holiday ?