There you are, standing in front of your suitcase, wheelie or whichever pack you have thrown open on your bed and are pondering the suit"?¦or shall it be the evening gown"?¦what about slippers"?¦.my what else do I need?
There are two camps when it comes to packing for business trips. One is the "one-spare-change-of-clothes´ brigade who hate checking in luggage and take barely enough to get by. I usually do long-stay long-haul trips so I stand (actually lounge with my feet up) in the other camp. That one that puts half a wardrobe in a pack, then has to throw most of it back.
Today we are talking about the first type. The one I wish I could partake of a little more. With these tips you can breeze through the flying circus and be in your hotel before you can say "smoke me a kipper I´ll be back for breakfast´:
– Wear your suit on the plane, give it a good shake and a quick iron in the hotel room
– In your "cabin size´ case have one or two interchangeable outfits, one for leisure and one formal, but both need to be suitable as part of your business appearance.
– Throw in a couple of accessories for evening such as a scarf.
– There are plenty of travel size items such as those little soaps and shampoos from hotel bathrooms (I am an avid collector)
– Shoes are bulk eaters, do you need more than one? Take a pair of those thin slippers you get in the good hotels or flip flops for flip flopping around the hotel room or the pool
THE ‘BARE’ MINIMUM
Alternatively you can go really light. A few years ago, a plane load of people flying to a nude resort didn´t, er, wear any suits, clothes or anything at all. If you want to see, er, read more about this unique concept go to www.naked-air.com otherwise keep everything to a minimum.