For each week’s vacation it is recommended to follow the 5-4-3-2-1 rule. This can be simply expressed as five pairs of socks, four tops, three bottoms, two shoes and one hat. Whilst not an exact science, it does build a suitable base of clothing essentials. For a two-week vacation you can double this, unless you plan to be washing your clothes. The key is to choose items that can mix and match, giving many different outfits.
Dressing up like a VIP. At Insight we like to do things in style, so there is the opportunity to dress up on our premium guided tours. Be it for dining, or for an exclusive after-hours visit to an iconic sight, you might choose to pack some nicer items, but this is at your discretion.
Spa and swimwear. Many of our stylish hotels have spa and swimming facilities which you will want to benefit from. Relax after a day’s exploring and get rejuvenated. Or you might wish to make use of the hotel gym, so do consider bringing sportswear.
For cooler destinations think layers, waterproof footwear and a good coat. Cashmere layers are a great solution, comfortable and warm and also great for evening wear. For warm destinations plan to take light fitting clothing that offers protection from the sun. Don’t forget something for light rain showers and evening breezes.
With so many special moments to celebrate, take time to picture yourself in the destinations you will visit and the experiences you will have, and customize your clothes selection to suit. And always check your luggage allowances for your Insight tour before you start your packing, as these vary and are specific to your trip.
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