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10 Travel Essentials for a Luxury Trip

We are currently spending 5 nights in Oman WITHOUT the children…. It isn’t hard to find Luxury Hotels in Oman there are so many to choose from!

We flew with British Airways using our air miles in business class which we’ve never done together before and the whole experience was just superb.

I hope my Instagram feed isn’t making you too envious with the blue skies and warm swimming pool and long leisurely mornings…

Anyway my packing for this trip was slightly different to my usual packing, which for me nowadays usually involves simply throwing in a few dresses when I’ve carefully packed for everyone else!

So here are a few things (Essentials – well ish…) that I chose to pack for my child-free much more luxurious trip!

Ultimate Matching Leather Travel Set

Its stunning! It’s been handmade using the softest, smoothest leather and in the matching set you get a Wash Bag, Make-up bag, passport covering and luggage tag in either black, gold, silver, bright pink or metallic pink.  I opted for bright pink!

Each piece is soft and smooth in gorgeous leather, and for that additional gift quality you could even get them personalised!

Each set even comes with a 10 YEAR WARRANTY to give you peace of mind, and at the moment every bag that’s bought means a school bag is donated to a child in Cambodia or Nepal too.

£95 per set (unpersonalised) Ultimate Matching Leather Travel Set

Leather Wallet

Technically  a gentleman’s classic but with 6 card slots, 2 transparent ID pockets, a note compartment and a zip up section for coins. It’s been embossed with my initials on and it is going to be just perfect to take away. Great gift for ladies or men!

£42.50 for the Leather Wallet


Summer Reading List - 24 Summer Reads

Lots and lots of books and a Kindle too. I will have time to read and zone out and not watch the pool obsessively! It is going to be amazing and I am going to listen to them on Bookbeat (check out the one month’s free trial) read them on a Kindle (can’t believe they are only £59.99 now) and actually bring with me lots and lots of hard copies.  Probably some of these Summer Reads as I haven’t got round to reading them all yet!

Travel Wallet

10 Travel Essentials for a Luxury Trip

I have been lusting after a gorgeous travel wallet for a while and my good friends bought me a Aspinal of London travel wallet for my 40th birthday. It’s this beautiful grass green lizard and suede – really very beautiful indeed.

RRP £130 from Aspinal of London

Twist & Spritz

Twist & Spritz means you can pop your favourite perfume into a 8ml atomiser – meaning I can not only pack it this time when we have checked in luggage but I can take it in my hand luggage too.

Available from The Fragrance Shop for £10.

Make Up

Now to some of you it might seem crazy to end up on holiday without make up but that’s what I’ve managed to do on more than one occasion since I had children. Not even a mascara had been packed despite what seemed like 30 types of sun tan cream for kids and mosquito spray. So I’m going to make sure I pack some make up, and some gorgeous make up at that!

It’s £55 direct from Charlotte Tilbury

Matching Underwear

In fairness I would love to say this was the body I was taking too but sadly it isn’t. I am however determined to pack some nice under wear as it makes me feel happier and my dresses fit better anyway. I really do like this ‘Grace’ underwear from Fantasie.

RRP £51 for the Matching Set

Sun Glasses

Not unusual but I do fancy a new pair, so I may treat myself to some at the airport. I really quite fancy some large over the top ones!

Yoga Mat

Now this might seem like quite a crazy thing to take but the place we are heading to up in the mountains has yoga classes on every day. This yoga mat from Yogabellies is designed for travel – or as they say yogis on the move! It can be used on it’s own or you can take it to class to cover their studio mats.


Currently on sale on Amazon for £43.00

Sonic Toothbrush

10 Travel Essentials for a Luxury Trip

I’m pretty obsessive about my teeth at home but when I go away I end up with a toothbrush stuffed at the bottom of a wash bag. Not this time. I really like the idea of this sonic toothbrush that is small and compact and will be kept clean whilst I’m away too!

RRP £30 from Boots, currently £15.

NB: I received some of these products to review, but not all.  Some links may contain affiliate links which means I might make a few pennies if you use the links to buy anything! It won’t cost you anymore though either!

10 Travel Essentials for a Luxury Trip

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Karen Beddow founded Mini Travellers in 2014 while doing what she loves most...going on holiday!

Mini Travellers is for parents looking for holiday ideas, destination reviews, days out and things to do with the kids. We also have family travel tips, activity ideas and all other things family holiday related. Take a look at some of our latest reviews for holidays and day trips in the UK.


  1. barjerow
    November 14, 2017 at 9:40 am — Reply

    These all look fabulous, they’re all really pretty too. I’m very jealous!! I’m going to look into a couple of these items.

  2. February 16, 2018 at 3:08 pm — Reply

    Great blog post Karen 🙂 It’s so lovely to see family travelling, some people think that once they are settled with a family they are unable to travel and stop doing so! This is inspirational to all of those kinds of people 😀 Thanks for sharing.

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