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What’s in Your Suitcase: Packing Tips- Toronto PATH

With the kids being on summer break combined with great weather, and amazing deals on flights, it’s no wonder that August is one of the most popular travel months of the year. Right now there are fabulous packages available to a variety of great destinations, from European adventures and trips across Canada to relaxing beach vacations.

Here are a few packing tips from your Toronto PATH retailers to ensure you have a successful trip.

Plan Ahead
Planning your activities ahead of time can make packing much simpler. By knowing which activities you’ll be partaking in, you’ll know exactly what you’ll need to bring with you. A great way to plan ahead and find amazing deals is to book through a travel agency. Visit Flight Centre in Richmond-Adelaide Centre or MetroCentre to see their current promotions. Or contact Travel Sensations in Royal Bank Plaza to speak with a knowledgeable travel agent who can help you plan the perfect trip from start to finish.

The Bag
The trip is always great, but so is finding that perfect travel bag. If you’re travelling with the whole family, check out BB Buggy in Royal Bank Plaza. They have a selection of kid-friendly bags equipped with extra storage needed when travelling with little ones. They even carry backpacks and travel bags for kids to encourage them to haul their own load.

For adults, Highfields in Richmond-Adelaide Centre has a wide variety of sturdy, stylish, and practical luggage. If you’re looking for something more luxurious, why not visit Tumi in Royal Bank Plaza. Tumi carries high-quality checked and carry-on luggage in a range of different styles and sizes to cover all your luggage needs.

The Attire
When packing for an exciting getaway, you’ll definitely want to make sure the whole family is comfortable and dressed to impress. Visit Brooks Brothers in Royal Bank Plaza for classy yet comfortable clothes and swimwear. Versatile items that can be worn with several outfits are a great idea for travelling. Find your perfect travel pieces at Jazz Casuals in MetroCentre. For the kids, BB Buggy in Royal Bank Plaza has stylish summer staples and accessories they’ll love.

A good pair of walking shoes are fundamental for any trip. Mateo Fine shoes in Royal Bank Plaza or Ellini Shoes in MetroCentre both carry a wide range of comfortable and fashionable shoes, that can be easily integrated into your daily wardrobe after your trip.

Another helpful tip for packing clothes is to plan your outfits in advance. This can be particularly easy if you already know what you’ll be doing for the duration of the trip. Be sure to pack smart by placing the outfits you’ll be needing first at the top of your suitcase and the ones you’ll be wearing last on the bottom. This will keep you from rummaging through your suitcase and wrinkling your clothes.

The Products
Once you’ve purchased the perfect bag and packed your clothing, you’ll need to organize your toiletries. Visit Rexall in Richmond-Adelaide Centre or MetroCentre, or Shoppers Drug Mart in Royal Bank Plaza and find everything you need. When purchasing your toiletries, keep in mind that travelling can be tough on your skin. From the sun to dry airplane air, your skin is going to need a little extra care. Pick up sunscreen, a heavy moisturizer, and a moisturizing lip balm at Consonant Skincare in Richmond-Adelaide Centre or The Body Shop in Royal Bank Plaza.

Essential oils are also a great idea for travelling as they are compact but can serve many different purposes. For example, essential lemon oil can be used as a sanitizer to ward of the many germs that can be encountered while travelling. Essential rose or lavender oil can be great to bring as a perfume because they’re all-natural and much more compact than a perfume bottle. Essential oils can also keep the clothes in your suitcase smelling fresh all vacation long. Escents in Royal Bank Plaza has a range of travel sized essential oil products that will fit perfectly into your bag.

The Entertainment
Lastly, you’ll likely need some form of entertainment during your trip. E-books are great for travelling because you can bring several books with you without the added weight of paperbacks. Pick up an e-reader at Indigo in Royal Bank Plaza.

Whatever your travel destination is this August, your PATH retailers will have you arriving in style and with everything you’ll need to ensure a successful and relaxing vacation.

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