Family Life Travel

Top 10 Travel Must Haves For a Holiday Abroad

Oooh I love a Top Ten and so am delighted to rise to Mark Warners challenge of compiling a list of Top 10 Travel Must Haves. I have chosen a mix of practical items and of course glamorous offerings to make you feel in control as well as organised, with a heavy emphasis on smaller businesses.  Each item is personally recommended by me, so please take my word for it – these are great items!

Starting with safety, I love this all in one back back and car seat combo. No calling ahead to the taxi driver to check if they have a car seat – you have it covered and you can put all their amusements in too.

Trunki BoostAPack Car Seat £44.99

Car seat

Emma Lomax has a range of fantastic transparent washrags that are perfect for travelling with so you don’t have to decant into the plastic bags at check in. This Palm Tree bag is £18. Cool eh?

Emma Lomax

Keep Em Quiet is absolutely genius. It is a bag of goodies to keep your little one entertained throughout the journey.


Choose your age and gender and they will send you a suitable bag through the post that will be like 20 Christmas’s have come early when you finally open it. I have put a little You Tube Video together,so take a look!




Another fantastic bit of kit that is great for children who want to write whilst on the move are the Pippity Activity cases. Includes places for pens and activity books and notepads.




I am a big fan of products that double up to be used for a couple of different reasons and the Wunderlife Brug is no exception.  The Brug is half ‘rug’ and half ‘bag’. This is a perfect rug for the beach as you can load all your buckets, spades and towels into it, comfortably cary it to the beach and then… lie on it! It is wipe clean too so perfect to eat your picnic on.  I love it! (We have a personalised one – so fun!)



For a bit of glamour – grab yourself a Star Sarong from Gift Pop. Available in Pink, Blue and Green it can also double up as a scarf! And just check out the tassle…

Star sarong

Nothing looks better on a bit of holiday skin than some sparkly tattoos.  I love these hearts from Millie Pink! 

sparkly stickers

I love these retro boys swimming trunks from Beanie & Bear. The blue and green ones (Milo Bums) are not cheap at £52 but they would definately be the talk of the town around the swimming pool!

I also love the Seraphina London range of nightwear. On a balmy night these 100% cotton pjs will keep them cool and look adorable too!  Check out these elephants…

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The Wound Gel from Comvita is an absolute essential if you have a few accident prone people in your midst. Made with Manuka Honey, it will heal burns, cuts, bruises and ulcers.

Wound gel

Remember, if you fail to prepare, prepare to fail – and we wouldn’t that on your summer holiday, would we!

Hope yo have found this helpful. Do tell me if there are any items think you think are ‘must haves.’

Love from
Lucinda x


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