Planning a seaside getaway or day trip and looking for a beach packing list to make your life easier?
This guide includes things to pack for the beach for a clean and comfortable trip which keeps you safe in the sun and entertained all day.
We’ve detailed what to pack for everyone in the group in section one, packing for the beach specifically for women in section two, men’s packing list for beach vacation in section three and beach trip essentials for teens, kids and babies in section four, five and six.
At the bottom of the guide you will also find a section on must-have beach items for dogs.
It is a circular speaker which has a clip that can attach to day bags and sunbeds.
It is also waterproof.
The speaker connects to your phone via Bluetooth so you can play your beach playlists to your group or family!
You can never have enough tote bags!
Pack one for souvenir shopping, to help with the end of day packing up or to use as an impromptu seat.
Cards and Money
Pack credit cards for lunch payments, accommodation and fuel.
Have some loose change for ice creams and parking just in case the beach parking doesn’t support digital payments.
Beach Essentials List For Safety and Cleanliness
Sunscreen and Aftersun
There is no compromise here, every member of the family has to have sunscreen which should be applied before reaching the beach and reapplied throughout the day.
Check the instructions for how much sunscreen should be used and how often.
Aloe vera aftersun has a cooling effect if anyone has overdone it in the sun.
Prevention is better than cure though so use the sunscreen frequently.
Pack lots of water for drinking, cooking and cleaning!
First Aid Kit
Cut feet, bee stings, upset tummies – pack a first aid kit with all of the essentials your family or travel buddies might need during your beach trip.
If anyone is wearing new shoes, remember the blister pads (US/UK)!
Water spills, nose bleeds, when nature calls – a pack of tissues is a cheap beach trip essential.
While we wouldn’t normally recommend purchasing wet wipes for echo reasons, a beach trip is often the time when you do need some especially if you are visiting a beach without toilet or shower facilities.
Sticky fingers, sweaty pits, dirty bits – wet wipes can be the solution.
Looking for a detailed ‘women travel packing list’? I’ve been packing bags and cases since I was 19 years old and this guide was created after a 17-month travel trip around the Americas and Europe. This is now the fourth edition of my travel packing list, I’ve whittled down my original oversized travel wardrobe and I now think I’ve nailed it! I’ve taken short trips and backpacked around extremely hot countries, very rainy climates, freezing snow for skiing and cities with a nip in the air. Hi, I’m Gemma, that’s me in the picture below.
Going away for a while? Check out my guide on how to create a long-term travel itinerary. Taking a short-term break? Here is how I plan a trip. Now let’s dive into my recommended travel essentials for women.
Before you start purchasing your sunnies and sandals, it’s probably wise to think about where you are going to put them! So let’s talk about luggage.
Are you a backpack or a suitcase kind of girl?
For a long-term trip, I would advise considering a backpack. Why? Because there will be times that you are walking through cities and hopping on public transport.
Being able to throw a pack on your back makes moving much easier.
We previously used the Vango packs but now that I’ve spent years researching travel gear I would go for the Mercedes of all bags, the Osprey Farpoint 55l US / UK, if you can pack small, or the bigger Osprey Farpoint 70l US/ UK if you are me.
So what’s so great about Osprey?
Osprey only focuses on bags and bag-related products so they are known as the king or queen of backpacking luggage.
They also have a returns policy if the bag stops functioning the way it should.
The Farpoint is ideal because it opens up like a suitcase which makes access to clothes much easier.
Try getting something out of the ‘old style’ top access backpacks while nine other people doze off in a dorm, this is how to not make friends while you travel!
It also has a detachable day pack which you unzip and wear on your front when you have your pack on your back. It actually balances the weight very well.
If you just can’t see yourself with a backpack what about a hybrid? Hybrid backpacks fuse the best of both worlds – it takes the wheels from a suitcase and the straps from a backpack to create a rolling backpack.
The downside to backpacks with wheels is that they add more weight on to overall backpack as it has to take a structured back and wheel casing into consideration.
I’ve written about wheeled backpacks in detail.
You can read my comparison guide here. The main issue with taking a traditional suitcase on a worldwide/long-term trip is that most cases just aren’t durable enough.
Enter the Eagle Creek range.
Eagle Creek luggage is made for off-road which means you can pound the cobbles of Europe and pull the case through the sandy streets of Colombia.
I have been using the Eagle Creek Expanse 78l US / UK for trips over two weeks.
It comes with backpack facilities but it’s heavy, I use it like a suitcase. It is the studiest case I’ve had at this size.
Luggage For Short Trips
If you are going away for a shorter trip, say under a month, depending on how you pack you could get away with a much smaller bag or case.
I can’t recommend the Eagle Creek Expanse Carry-On US / UK enough.
It’s smooth, good-looking and like its bigger version, strong.
If you prefer an attractive hybrid check out the CabinMax One.
Or for an easy, no fuss 44L backpack, see the CabinZero. Here’s my guide to carry-on luggage.
Other Travel Baggage
While on the move, I usually have a cloth tote bag with my electronics in it for easy access on buses, planes and trains.
I do carry a safe net with me. It is made by Pacsafe US / UK and has protected my belongings well – I was not robbed while travelling!
In accommodation, I put my day bag into the net and secure it around a radiator or bed frame then close it with a padlock. I then cover with a coat etc.
Definitely buy an Osprey bag cover US / UK to protect your day bag and electronics inside.
Honestly, my camera stopped working after an Asian downpour in Vietnam back in 2013, so did my heart. Don’t risk it.
PacSafe net to deter theft
How to Pack for Long-Term Travel + Short-Term Trips
Packing for long-term travel differs slightly to short-term trips because you have to consider what you can’t get on the road.
It is also likely you are on a budget if going away for a length of time so you don’t want to waste money and have to spend too much on unnecessary travel items for women.
I detail what I replenished and bought at the end of the guide. Other readers have found it useful to see the reality of travel!
For short-term trips, you may be restricted by space and also size.
If you are taking carry-on only, you won’t be able to take anything bigger than 100ml liquids so consider this when shopping for travel toiletry items.
My best tip for packing is to roll your clothes, as opposed to folding, as this creates more space and fewer wrinkles.
I also carry cute makeup bags which I pack my underwear and swimwear into.
You can see the contents of my backpack in the image below.
I read that Primark packing cubes now exist so may be worth a dig for future trips.
Long-Term Female Travel Packing List + Short Term ‘Pic n Mix’
Please factor into your budget that it is highly likely that you will replenish some of your long-term female travel packing list at some point.
Washing machines and launderettes in the likes of Vietnam, Peru, etc are pretty harsh on your clothes ruining those travel essentials for women.
White clothing quickly becomes gross yellow colour! Suntan lotion, curry, alcohol stains can’t always be avoided (if it was a good night!)
Things get stolen, yes, annoying but opportunists carry a backpack too. Seriously think about investing in the PacSafe net if you carry expensive electronics with you.
We managed to avoid any theft using it.
Travel Clothes for Women
Tops – this is where packing starts to get difficult for me because although I am practical, I still like to look nice.
3 x day vest tops – mixed colours
1 x night vest top – lacey, black
1 x hoody – ditched when reached warmer climates
1 x thin top
2 x cardigans – 1 x black / 1 x yellow
1 x fold-away raincoat, the Marmot waterproof jacket US / UK – love – definitely one to add to your packing sheet, perfect for the backpacking Europe packing list females, and menfolk! It goes everywhere with me from dog walking up Munros (Scottish mountains) to hiking through rainforests.
International travel packing list: vesties are besties – easy to pack for trips to Machu Picchu, Peru
Travel Dresses and Skirts
I love dresses!
If you choose the right type of material (avoid denim and wool), they roll down very small.
Perfect for hot days, party nights, and Instagram photos!
1x walking boots/shoes – Salomon Ellipse trek shoes US / UK which I trekked with to Machu Picchu, lighter than boots but still waterproof, quite attractive as boots go
1 x fancy sandals -black
1 x sports trainers – if your day trainers can double up, great, but remember they will smell pretty quickly, especially if in warm and then rainy climates. My gym Nikes squashed down really neatly so I didn’t mind carrying them.
I packed a sports bra so when we moved to Canada for six months I began exercising again.
I bought cheap gym trousers from a charity shop and used a downgraded vest top.
Downgraded vest top
Nike trainers (mentioned in travel shoe section)
Bling, Rings, and Other Accessories
2 x sunglasses – lose / break / replace
1 x large scarf – multi-use: cover-up, beach towel, create a den around your dorm bed for privacy
2 x headscarf – hides day 2 hair
Jewellery – leave the expensive bling at home, this means engagement/wedding rings – most insurance policies will not pay back the full amount and obviously the sentimental heartbreak of losing them is not worth it
Watch – phone battery won’t always be charged!
Small money purse
Handbag? I bought a cheap one in Vancouver as we moved there for 4 months
Cloth bag – beachwear / picnics / electronics
Drawstring bag – great for putting wet clothes in / or lunch on travel days as it attaches to clips on day bag
Tampons! A reader pointed out in the comments that you may struggle to get them on the road, so true! I had to get my mum and mother in law to bring packs over for me on two occasions. Stock up!
I now pack a menstrual cup or period pants. I’ve tried both and prefer the latter.
Don’t travel without it, it’s not worth the risk.
Us Brits have the luxury of socialised medical health care through the National Health Service so don’t quite understand that the cost of using health care systems in countries which charge.
My friend, Kaci, went over her ankle at the Grand Canyon and was charged $500 for a visit to the doctor and an X-ray. Luckily she had travel insurance and good friends (me!) to hold her hand all morning (while others were out hiking…)
I’ve shopped around, extensively (that’s how I roll, you can probably tell from the length of this article) and settled on True Traveller because they could insure hiking at high altitude (Lares Trek to Machu Picchu) as well as skiing at Whistler.
I claimed in Vancouver; I had to visit the GP and physiotherapist (I had ear crystals which were making me feel dizzy!) and they paid out speedily.
They also answered my stupid amount of questions before I bought, I really do wish I could be as cool and laid back as Craig sometimes! Get a travel quote for your trip from their site here.
Blogging, watching Netflix, taking snaps – here are the essential travel electronics which I travel with:
MacBook Air – maybe not essential for non-bloggers
I used to use a WD My Passport 1TB external hard drive
I now use Transcend US / UK and Craig uses a tiny Sandisk SSD US / UK
Camera – then Nikon Coolpix, moved to Sony A6000, now Canon M50
SD cards – I never delete images, another form of backup. Do not buy from eBay, I did and they were fake and lost my images, when compared to the real deal it was obvious they were fake. Learn from my mistake
I won’t travel without a second battery just in case. We use Anker battery charger US / UK
Skross universal travel adaptor with USB slots US / UK
New addition – JBL clip music speaker US / UK – it’s light, splash-proof, clips on to your bag, and is cheap. Craig has bought a few for gifts this year, it’s love
Before I knew how to take photos
Female Backpacking List – Replenishing Clothes
How do you guys look so suave all the time on the road?! I’d love a blog post about that! Seriously!!
– Facebook follower.
Quick answer – we are vain!
Craig and I have purchased additional items to meet needs and replenished our clothes when required for the likes of moving to a different climate.
I usually shop in charity shops but with the exception of Canada this wasn’t really an option so had to settle for H&M.\
1 x scarf from a market in Cusco
1 x fake North Face puffy jacket – below
1 x Peruvian handbag – fell apart by June!
New brogue shoes
My friend brought over Marks and Spencer knickers and a Topshop dress
Splurged on 4 items for $12 CAD / £6 at the Salvation Army
New vintage raincoat – sent home (yellow)
Ski gloves – should have bought liners too at the hardware store. I’ve now upgraded to Hestra gloves US / UK which are really flipping expensive but I did not feel the cold once during our ski week in Austria this year
Grey winter hat for snowshoeing – Toronto Kensington Market
Winter hat – Vancouver souvenir…
… and a vintage wedding dress, but I don’t expect everyone has ‘eloping to Austin‘ on their long-term travel plan
Portland, Oregon (January)
New vest tops as moving to Nicaragua – 35 degrees heat!
Austin, Texas (March)
Wedding shoes / bag / jewellery / underwear
Budapest, Hungary (May) Gearing up for warmer weather.
Three new dresses
1 x vest tops
1 x cardigan
1 x bikini bottoms
Lisbon, Portugal (July)
1 x new dress for a festival, I was feeling pretty gross about clothes at this time
1 x sunglasses
Our family kindly gave us money throughout the trip for birthdays, the Vancouver engagement, the wedding, and out of feeling sorry for us! This helped fund Project Replenish.
Packing List for Women Overview
When we returned home after travelling for 17 months it felt so good piling up the contents of the rucksack and burning them. Jokes! I’m pretty certain the culottes, Salomon shoes, and Marmot raincoat will be going on our next trip to Iceland too. Want more? Check out this crazily extensive packing lists directory!
The following road trip packing list essentials will ensure that your next road adventure is safe, manageable and fun. You just can’t beat hitting the open road with friends and family to explore the outdoors and towns and cities along the way. Although the most popular time to do so, planning a road trip doesn’t have to be confined to the summer months if you are correctly equipped!
Whether you are heading abroad, crossing States or taking a staycation this ultimate road trip packing guide will have your cruising covered in comfort. Continue reading for tips on clothing items to handy electronics, games to keep entertained and easy road trip hacks. Don’t miss our free road trip check list below and tips on the popular topic of what to bring on a winter road trip too.
Why Trust Us To Plan Your Road Trip Essentials?
We (Gemma and Craig) love to road trip. We adore the independence that it brings.
The ability to pack the car or camper without worrying about cabin sized baggage or pre-booking activities and accommodation months in advance, although some popular destinations do require this.
We like that you can travel slower during a road trip and get off the beaten track too.
We love road tripping so much we’ve just converted a work van into a boutique camper van! This was before it was ‘the’ thing to do too.
Here’s the road trip packing guide you’ve been waiting for.
Car road-tripping in Iceland
Road Trip Packing List
Here’s an overview of a road trip checklist which we then go into detail about each item below so keep reading to find out why we recommend them.
Car audit (wheels, brakes, oil, water, gas).
Car phone holder.
Electronic battery pack.
First aid kit.
Windscreen covers (privacy and heat protection).
Neck sleep scarf.
Waterproof bag cover.
Eco water bottle and cutlery.
Food bags and clips.
Waterproof jacket and over trousers.
High factor cream.
Flip-flops, sliders or Crocs.
Toiletry bag with a hook.
Stove (if cooking), gas can + lighter.
Collapsible box if you need to take dirty dishes to campsite cleaning station.
Fridge or a cool bag with ice.
Food (see list below).
Camping table, chairs and groundsheet.
Wheel wedges to balance RVs and campers.
Washing line and pegs.
Awning or tent and pegs/hammer.
Hooks, rails, carabiner, bungee cord with hooks, heavy duty tape.
You may also like out guide on road trip hacks to make your adventure run as smoothly as possible!
Learn space savers, comfort tips and safety advice here.
Our wee campervan in Texas
Road Trip Essentials Packing List in Detail
For the Car or RV
Remember to carry your driving licence and store the car documents like the manual, break down details and insurance coverage in the car. Do you need any special cross border cards? Ensure your research and apply for it before you leave.
Road Trip Tips – Car Audit
Road trip necessities definitely include being proactive and not reactive. Before taking a road trip, remember to do an overall audit of the car. Check the oil and water levels, the tire/tyre pressure, functioning spare wheels and brake action.
If you are hiring a car, take photos of the previous damage to avoid being stung when you return the car (trust me, I used to be a car check-in chick!)
Don’t drive past a petrol/gas station without filling up in remote areas.
If you see the empty button flash, hit zero on the mileage and do not go above 63 km/40 miles.
Be sure to have breakdown cover and know how to access it (note down the number in case your phone battery dies and/or you have no phone coverage).
Hot destinations will require you to book accommodation or camp/RV spots ahead.
If booking hotels, ensure that they have parking.
We road tripped to Big Bend National Park in March and there was zero space at the official campsites.
We managed to grab a spot an unofficial overspill campsite just outside of the park lines.
Over the past decade, laws on phone use while driving have increased and penalties have become harsher and rightfully so.
This has pushed the importance of hands-free phone kits.
I like this phone holder US / UK as all you need to do is clip the base to your air vent, pop a magnet in between your phone and case and ta-da, the phone sticks to the base!
Ideal for car hire as you can remove the clip without damaging the car.
Handy for using maps (quick tip – hit ‘go’ in WiFi/4G/5G and the directions should work when out of signal) and playing tunes, two essential road trip items.
Keep your camera dry in potential downpours by covering up your day bag with this Osprey bag cover US / UK.
It unfolds out of the bag, pulls over the daypack, a drawstring then pulls the bag around the day pack and clips around the middle for additional security.
There’s a neat pouch which attaches to your day bag for when it is not in use.
Osprey waterproof day bag cover saves electrics from water death
Eco Water Bottle + Picnic Gear
This year I am pledging to go single-use plastic-free where possible.
For Craig’s birthday, I researched extensively plastic-free bottles and two stood out.
I had a choice between the stylish Chilly’s Bottle (UK only), practical Tree Tribe US / UK.
I went for the Tree Tribe which came with no plastic packaging.
A water bottle really is one of the things to take on a road trip to help do your bit for the environment – leave nothing but footsteps!
Consider a picnic bag or cool box. You will have to pick up ice on the way since you can’t re-freeze cooler ice packs.
If you don’t want to go full picnic basket, pack collapsible cups.
Handy for some fizz at the end of the day and lets you contribute to sustainable travel by avoiding plastic throw-away cups. So no to plastic cutlery, pick up the wooden kit instead and consider my trusty bamboo cutlery set US / UK.
This road trip essential item I can’t travel without because in Europe you can enjoy four seasons in one day!
I have certainly won the cost per wear games. This Marmot waterproof jacket US / UK comes with me everywhere.
My trusty Marmot Precip and dog, Bowie
I love the slimline fit, the colour and the fact that it folds away into its own pocket! It also helps that it keeps me dry.
Choosing a soft shell like the Marmot is great because you can squash it down small and pack it away in your day bag.
I can’t stress how important a high-quality rain jacket is for Europe – you can expect four seasons in one day if road tripping in the UK and you can’t always guarantee that your accommodation (or tent!) will have drying facilities.
For Iceland, I invested in the Mountain Equipment Rupal jacket US / UK which is thicker than the Marmot but more durable.
I bought Craig one for his birthday after a very wet road trip in Iceland! His coat, below, did not withstand the elements.
So wet at one of Iceland’s waterfalls
There comes a time where even the most sloth-like amongst us have to stretch our legs and with the potential scenery a road trip takes you through you’d be mad not to hike the hills.
When shopping for hiking boots and shoes you want to test their water resistance, support, breathability, comfort, weight and of course, the look.
For the past two years, I’ve been hiking in Salomon Quest boots and I can’t speak highly enough about them.
I like travel gear to look as good as it performs and this is a stylish boot.
I’m comfortable wearing them on the hills and then in the pub for the post-hike pint! Check out the rage here: Salomon Quest boots US / UK.
Short hike during our Outer Hebrides road trip
I also like the lighter Salomon Ellipse trek shoes US / UK which I trekked with to Machu Picchu.
They are shoe-like so great if you don’t want anything touching your ankle like me back in 2015.
I injured my Achilles tendon during the West Highland Way – 96 miles from Mallaig to Fort William in Scotland.
I love how light they are for carrying in day bags and also how attractive they are. Their Contagrip® soles offer support as they do not bend when attempted to fold in half.
I use Leukotape US / UK on my ankles, this prevents blisters as this tape does not budge.
Keep your belongings safe in communal dorms or busy hotels while you are out sightseeing with this Pacsafe safety net US / UK.
We survived 17 months of travel with our belongings intact.
How to use the Pacsafe safety net
Place your electronics, passports, and money in a bag
Pull the Pacsafe net over the bag and close the net around it
Secure the wire string around a non-moveable object like a bedpost or radiator
Pop in the clip and close with a padlock
Throw a coat or scarf over the bag and you are locked and loaded
After 2.5 years of ‘the net,’ we upgraded to the more expensive Pacsafe backpack which has the net hidden beneath the fabric and the lock is subtle.
I still think the PacSafe net is the better option though and it keeps costs down.
We love music. We actually chase gigs around the world, so no road trip is complete without a soundtrack.
This JBL Clip US / UK is economical, durable, loud and actually waterproof!
The clip allows you to hook it onto bars and bed posts.
A new and welcomed addition to our road trip packing list, hydration tablets or sachets helps the head the next day.
A British doctor recommended this hangover remedy while we were travelling around Cuba (yes rum I am looking at you).
This is one of our most popular items bought by you via our Amazon recommendations. Shop for hydration tablets US / UK.
Hooks, Clips and Ropes
Sounds dramatic but these handy wee fellas will become your best pal!
Use hooks, rails and carabiner clips for hanging bags, towels, coats and hats.
Tie bungee cord around plastic boxed and bags to keep them secure in campers and trunks. Read more helpful road trip hacks here.
How To Pack For a Road Trip
We adopt the three bag policy – 1 large, 1 weekend and 1-day bag.
A larger rucksack or a cabin-sized case like our Cabin X One (I love this hybrid case!) which stays in the car packed full of your daily threads and toiletries.
A smaller weekend bag to move overnight and next day clothes into for one night stays which you don’t want to lug your big bag to. A canvas tote would even do. Easy to pack and hang for trips to the showers if camping/RVing.
A day bag for the camera, waterproofs and snacks.
This is a great technique for a cross-country road trip packing list since some stays will be one night only and rooms can be too small for big cases which is the case in the Highlands of Scotland.
What to Pack For a Road Trip Checklist
Download your free road trip checklist here. You can print it and check off the items during packing, never forget a packing list item. So when friends ask you what to take on a road trip you can point them to this checklist too!
What Food to Bring on a Road Trip?
One of the most obvious things you need for a road trip is food and drink which travels well.
This is a tough question to answer because it depends on how long you are on the road for and at what temperatures.
For perishable foods, you will need a cool bag with ice. You will need to replenish the ice every day or two.
In the States, ice can be bought at gas stations. In Europe, you are best shopping at supermarkets for it.
Breakfast Road Trip Food
Hot oats/porridge, milk, fruit.
Overnight oats/porridge, milk, fruit.
Tortillas (Craig’s fave – Tex Mex breakfast!)
» Top tip: oats are a ‘mare to clean. Soak in hot water as soon as finished.
Lunch and Dinner Ideas
Homemade ‘Lunchables’ – cheese, meat and crackers.
Soup (tinned or pre-made).
Salads (avocados are great, own skin protection).
Tuna, pasta sweetcorn.
Road Trip Snacks
Nuts and dried fruit (trail mix).
Hard-boiled eggs (Craig bans this, I love ’em).
Humous and carrot/celery.
Fruit with skin such as nectarines.
Caffeine drinks for the driver.
» Water is essential, remember to bring a durable bottle with you to reduce your plastic footprint.
Road Trip Apps
The following apps will help inform and support you during your road trip.
Spotify with music downloaded.
Netflix with shows downloaded.
Destination campsite app.
Preferred hotels apps.
OpenTable for restaurant bookings.
Photo edit apps like Lightroom.
Whatsapp to say in touch with family/friends.
Electronic car charge app if driving an electronic car.
Things to Pack For A Road Trip in Winter
Two very important things to consider here – firstly, is your (rental) car suitable for Winter road conditions and secondly, does it have Winter tires? Legally, you can’t drive in BC, Canada without switching to snow tires come October and this lasts through to April.
Check out Winter driving laws for the country you plan to drive in and abide them. We were checked frequently in BC when we drove from Vancouver to Whistler.
You should pack a shovel, de-icer, scraper, screenwash, torch with batteries, clean water for drinking and snacks for eating. A warm sleeping bag is also recommended. Just last Winter, drivers were stuck on Scottish roads overnight. This was all over the country, not just in the Highlands where you would expect snow.
It goes without saying you should be wearing (or have packed) boots with a solid grip and a warm coat. It is also recommended to pack a high visibility coat and a warning triangle.
Don’t leave for the day of driving without a fully charged phone, battery pack or in-car plug and a manual map (old school but necessary).
Tell someone your route too. The RAC asks you to check your FORCES – fuel, oil, rubber tires, coolant, electrics and screenwash.
There’s no better feeling than independence and that’s what a road trip holiday brings! This packing guide has been curated by a seasoned road tripper and details truly useful items to make your tour comfortable.
Looking for the best road trip hacks to make your adventure go as smooth as possible? Craig and I (Two Scots Abroad) love to pack up and hit the road so we know a trick or ten! This guide to road trip must haves includes space-saving tips, comfort items and advice to keep you safe regardless of your style of travel.
Don’t be afraid to share your useful hacks in the comments below. We’re always up for learning too.
1. Pack Collapsible Kitchenware
Collapse kitchenware items are great space savers as they pack flat and for neatly into tiny spaces.
When they pop up, they form the shape of dish draining racks (US/UK) and boxes (US/UK) for taking dishes to communal cleanings facilities on campsites.
Pack your own detergent, cloth and dish towels too.
I’ve been a huge fan of collapsible Tupperware (shop US/UK) since I evaluated my environmental impact.
Pack collapsible Tupperware into day packs for snacks and doggy bag container replacements.
If you’re keen to reduce your plastic habit, read our zero waste guide here.
2. Replace Liquid With Solids
This is a great hack for travel fans too.
Ditch the liquid shampoo, conditioner, clothes detergent and washing up liquid for solid versions.
Solid products ensure that spillages are avoided which can be messy and annoying!
They can also save space and are more environmentally friendly as they don’t come in plastic bottles.