February 1, 2023

Catriona Rowntree certainly knows how to pack a suitcase, having traveled the world as a host on the Getaway travel show.

The 51-year-old has shared her tips for making sure you’re perfectly packed for any trip.

The TV presenter lays out all the items she wants to bring, then spends several days deciding if she really needs all the pieces she’s grabbed.

Catriona Rowntree (pictured) certainly knows how to pack a suitcase, having been all over the world as a host on the Getaway travel show.

“A week before I leave, I usually pull everything out and start adding or subtracting what I think I’ll need,” he says. nine now.

‘I always do the homework. I take my phone and check the weather. Look at Instagram, see what the locals are wearing.’

He then adds everything to a checklist using his ‘add and subtract’ method, and the night before his departure, everything that has been checked off is put into the bag.

The Tv Presenter Lays Out All The Items She Wants To Bring, Then Spends Several Days Deciding If She Really Needs All The Pieces She'S Grabbed.

The TV presenter lays out all the items she wants to bring, then spends several days deciding if she really needs all the pieces she’s grabbed.

Catriona also uses packing cubes in various sizes for lingerie and other small items, takes clothes that don’t need to be ironed, sticks to three colors so she can ‘mix and match’ her outfits, and warns against bringing too many shoes.

An important piece of advice: “never take anything you’d hate to lose,” insists Catriona, and take photos of your luggage in case it’s lost.

Surprising tip that goes against modern travel advice: the TV presenter prefers to fold her clothes rather than roll them.

When it comes to the suitcase itself, Catriona prefers a rigid suitcase on wheels, which doesn’t look too fancy to get stolen or too ‘dodgy’ to search, and is always tied with a red ribbon for luck.

Catriona also has an item that she never leaves any country without: a new hat.

She brings home hats from every place she visits and has an extensive collection after 25 years galivating in over 100 countries.

Catriona Also Has An Item That She Never Leaves Any Country Without: A New Hat.

Catriona also has an item that she never leaves any country without: a new hat.

‘When I started Getaway, I used to buy so many souvenirs that my videographer said, ‘Just pick one thing to collect!’ So everyone’s hats are,’ he told Nine.

Despite concentrating her collecting efforts on accessories, Catriona also usually collects one more item.

‘That being said, my collection of fridge magnets is pretty impressive!’ she added.

'That Being Said, My Collection Of Fridge Magnets Is Pretty Impressive!'  She Added

‘That being said, my collection of fridge magnets is pretty impressive!’ she added