There's nothing like saving up a little bit of your pay-check every single month for a great escape to a hot and dreamy destination with your partner, bestie or family. After all, those precious days of annual leave are what we live for.
If you're anything like us, then you'll know that looking put together while travelling is an essential but not always a straightforward task. Between all the clunky suitcases and extra hand luggage, looking travel chic is a struggle, but a great travel backpack can make things a whole lot simpler.
To help you out, we've found the best travel backpacks that are equal parts chic, comfy and functional, perfect for your next jet-setting adventure. Shop our top picks below.
SHOP: The best travel backpacks
Pink, quilted and made of 100 per cent recyclable materials, there's a lot to love about this Ted Baker backpack. It contains multiple interiors and exterior pockets to fit all your belongings and also comes in an icy blue and smart black.
Love an all black moment when you travel? Look no further than this chic and stylish nylon backpack. Whether you're off on a business trip or a fun weekend with the gals, the Knomo backpack will serve you well.
A winter getaway must-have, there's nothing more fitting than a fluffy panelled backpack for your next frosty adventure. Apart from being super trendy, this bag is also incredibly functional with adjustable straps, drawstring closure as well as a grab handle.
A great all-rounder, this stylish yet practical canvas backpack is super versatile and can add some colour to your look. It has multiple convenient pockets, while still maintaining a contemporary and effortless style.
You can never go wrong with a classic. Not only is the Herschel available in a rainbow of colours, but it also contains a 13-inch laptop sleeve, a front storage pocket with a key clip, as well as fully adjustable straps.
Make your backpack the statement piece with this snazzy leopard-print choice. The padded straps allow you to travel in comfort, and the external side pockets mean all your travel essentials are within easy reach. There's a laptop compartment, as well as an internal zip for your phone, boarding pass and cards.
Admittedly not the most spacious of options, but this Claudia Canova bag is fab if you're travelling light. The chocolate brown tone is so in right now, and we love the magnetic closure and contrast stitching.
New Look is always serving us cute, practical and well-priced fashion pieces, and this nylon backpack is no exception. It's embellished with the NL logo, has a double pocket front, silver-tone hardware and adjustable shoulder straps. Tres chic.
Beauty travel tips
As much as we love a cheeky getaway to a location far, far away, our skin will sometimes take the fall. We're talking acne, flakiness and all that other good stuff that comes from any long-haul flight, or train ride. Luckily, a few quick fixes can save the day.
1. Hydrate: Water and clear skin come hand in hand and there's no dryer air than that inside a plane. Take a full water bottle on board, and sip away. Your skin will thank you for it.
2. Avoid wearing make-up: We totally understand wanting to look good for your flight, but do yourself a favour and travel with a bare face. Make-up combined with dry air is the perfect recipe for a breakout, so try to keep it as minimal as poss. If you do want to wear some make-up, we suggest a tinted moisturiser or BB cream.
3. Moisturise: An obvious but important one, we recommend packing on the moisturiser before heading on your trip to keep your skin as hydrated as possible. This will help combat the dehydrating effects of the plane's cabin pressure.