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A tropical vacation can take you from the big city and open your eyes to the most exotic of views. This is definitely something each and every one of us must experience at least once. But once you make up your mind about it, then comes the next question- what exactly do you pack? When preparing for a warmer climate, you need to pack smart so here’s our advice:


You’re bound to run into bugs and mosquitoes during your travels so you’ll want to dial down on the black clothing as much as possible. This only seems to attract them more! Wear lighter clothing, preferably made out of synthetic materials that dry faster- this way you can pack less and reduce the load you’re lugging about. Invest in a few long sleeved t-shirts and at least one heavy item of clothing for your time in the plane. Don’t forget some practical walking boots- this will come in useful on safaris and adventures you’ll comes across in getaways like African holidays.

Flip Flops

While having a practical pair of walking boots is great, you don’t want to forget the importance of flip flops! After a long day of walking around and exploring the wilderness, you’re going to want to switch to something a little more breathable and easy on the feet.


As we mentioned above, visiting a humid country means you’re more likely to run into certain bugs. Never fear, however. This can easily be combatted by insect repellent. Don’t forget to add in some wipes and antibiotic ointment just in case. And a definite must when travelling is your handy tube of sunscreen- the sun’s rays are deadly no matter where you go in this world. Anything that has a probability of oozing, you’ll want to double-bag to avoid any spillages and messes.


In addition to the above creams, there’s also some medication you’re going to want to get your hands on- standard in any vacation, don’t worry. Aspirin will undoubtedly make its way into the bag but you’ll also want to store away Imodium (for diarrhoea) and antihistamines for allergic reactions. Before going on vacation, also make a trip to the doctor and consult them on which vaccines you should be getting and if there’s any other medication you need to take along with you.

Rain Clothes

While in some countries, rain is few and far between in the right season, in other countries you might get caught to a solid shower or two so it’s always best to be prepared and pack a waterproof jacket to keep you covered.

A Day Bag

A drawstring bag would be the perfect addition for your adventures when you need to throw in all your smaller belongings like creams, a power bank etc. It’s also worth keeping a scarf handy in this bag since some communities are more conservative than others.

An escape to the adventurous tropics is truly an experience of a lifetime so make sure nothing hinders it by stowing away these crucial things in the packing process!

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