It’s that time of the year again, and now you have to make decisions.
But today is your lucky day, as we have a tailored list that might help, in case you’re dealing with some serious case of “Sea, Sand & Sun” in your closest circle. And, because we have a feeling that airplane tickets make you daydream too, feel free to make your own wishlist for the season. You deserve it.
A PACKABLE BACKPACK
A nice and light backpack is perfect for stashing in your suitcase for impromptu day trips, and to carry souvenirs back home. The best ones are those that fold into a small, self-contained pouch. You can find plenty of eco-friendly options on internet.
AMAZON KINDLE PAPERWHITE
With luggage space often limited, “old-school” books can take up a bit too much of it, especially if you’re planning on getting a couple of them. That’s why we recommend Kindle. With it, you can fit your library into the front compartment of a backpack. The new Paperwhite (the most popular model) has a 6.8-inch display with thinner borders and an adjustable warm light sensor.
A LOVELY BEACH TOWEL
Going to the beach is a relaxing moment, but style is a must even on holidays. One thing to surely keep in mind is that it must be light so you carry them around with ease — and 100% cotton, for a softer and more natural feeling. Stripped beach towels are an all-time classic, but trendy patterns and colors can also be fun.
MOLESKINE VOYAGEUR NOTEBOOK
Track your travels with Moleskine’s Voyageur notebook. Wherever you’re planning to go, the journal has space to record every part of your journey, from planning and budgeting to taking travel notes and reflections while you’re on the move. Enjoy those 208 medium-sized pages, in lightweight style, so you can keep it with you everywhere you go.
STYLISH FLIP FLOPS
The nice thing about having them “in style”, is that you can wear them on pretty much every occasion during your holidays, and that’s a great way to save some space in your suitcase. Our all-time favorites: Havaianas!
Packing cubes! The best way to keep luggage organized — they weigh almost nothing, come in many sizes, and can hold a lot of clothing. The garment folder is a wonderful way to keep your shirts and pants wrinkle-free, and smaller cubes are great for underwear & socks. It’s an important part of the travel gear for frequent travelers.
TRAVEL BOARD GAMES
Who doesn’t have the sweetest memories while playing board games with the family during their holidays? Entertainment is fully guaranteed, on warm nights at your villa’s terrasse. Be the fiercest investor on Monopoly, Modigliani on Pictionary, or a ninja of the card deck with Uno, and have fun with your loved ones.
A NEW PAIR OF SUNGLASSES
“Sunny” is a great concept, except for the eyes. And a new pair of sunglasses is always a joy. It feels like a brand new start, with a beautiful goal: holidays in some sort of paradise. If you are not sure about the shape or style, coupons are a great way to keep it simple.
A NICE POWER BANK
Yes, that — made in heaven — portable battery charger you love so much. Let’s face it, we all use our smartphones, cameras, and other portable gadgets a lot, and there’s nothing worse than running low on power when you need it the most. For travelers, this can be an extra headache if your ticket confirmations, directions, or translation app lives on your phone.
A WEEK (OR TWO) IN ALGARVE — WITH ALGARVE HOUSING
Take a look at our portfolio, and picture yourself and your family in paradise. A great option for that super special gift that will make everybody happy. At Algarve Housing we take care of every aspect of your holidays and are always happy to help you create the best experience. Feel free to contact us!