SUM­MER LOVERS

There’s never enough swimwear in newly wed Tim Ro­bards’ suit­case

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - Escape - - HOW I PACK - PIC­TURE: @MRTIMROBARDS/IN­STA­GRAM

Tim Ro­bards is the orig­i­nal “Bach­e­lor”. Since ap­pear­ing on the smash hit re­al­ity show, the for­mer chi­ro­prac­tor has be­come a poster boy for all things health and fit­ness. He’s an am­bas­sador for the world’s big­gest fun run – to­day’s Ci­ty2Surf in Sydney – but run­ning aside, the celebrity hunk’s other main pas­sion is travel.

He’s notched up more than 100 flights in the past year alone, to des­ti­na­tions in­clud­ing South Africa and Italy, where he re­cently mar­ried his Bach­e­lor bride Anna Hein­rich be­fore a Mediter­ranean honey­moon in Turkey.

MY PACK­ING STYLE IS …

Pretty last-minute, yet also well thought out and ef­fi­cient. Given I travel so much and catch so many flights, I’m usu­ally fin­ish­ing off a load of wash­ing right be­fore I pack and then run out the door.

I PACK FOR A TRIP BY …

Look­ing at the weather of where I’m go­ing to. Sum­mer’s eas­ier than win­ter as my lug­gage is a hell of a lot lighter – but I don’t think you can pack enough op­tions for swimwear, whether you’re male or fe­male.

MY ESSEN­TIALS FOR EX­ER­CIS­ING WHILE TRAV­EL­LING IN­CLUDE …

A pair of light­weight run­ners. Run­ning is my favourite way to see a new city. I es­pe­cially love my Nike Free pair as they’re su­per-light and squash up flat in the suit­case.

MY LUG­GAGE IS …

A hard-case Sam­sonite in shiny sil­ver. For carry-on, I’ve lately been us­ing a cool old-school leather back­pack from Ur­ban Bogan.

MY OUT­FIT WHEN I TRAVEL …

Is gen­er­ally com­prised of my bulkier wardrobe items so I can save on space in my suit­case if I’m max­ing out.

MY TOP CARRY ON TIP IS …

Have an eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble lap­top sec­tion, and don’t pack aerosols – use roll-ons or ap­ply be­fore leav­ing home.

I NEVER BOARD A FLIGHT WITHOUT …

A lap­top stocked with pre­down­loaded Net­flix episodes so I al­ways have some­thing to watch. I also love my Beats over-ear wire­less head­phones.

WASH BAG STA­PLES IN­CLUDE …

My Hand­some skin­care prod­ucts, which are gen­er­ally small enough to take in your carry-on.

MY TOP PACK­ING HACK FOR STAY­ING FIT ON HOL­I­DAY IS …

Not to take cot­ton train­ing gear. You want ma­te­ri­als that wick away the sweat and also dry quickly. If I’ve been for a run I’ll usu­ally wash my train­ing gear in the shower and hang it up to dry so I can re­use.

MY BIG­GEST PACK­ING MIS­TAKE WAS …

Tak­ing both my elec­tric tooth­brush and ra­zor and not pack­ing the charger. The other is when I’m a tightarse and make do with a blunt ra­zor and end up with red spots un­der my neck when I need to look my best.

MY GO-TO TRAVEL APP IS …

Google Maps. It saves my life, es­pe­cially be­ing able to down­load off­line maps. Also, I now like to book most things through the book­ing.com app as it keeps my itin­er­ary to­gether on the app, which makes it so much eas­ier than look­ing through old emails.

Tim Ro­bards rel­ishes ro­mance with Bach­e­lor bride Anna Hein­rich at their stay in Turkey at the Ma­cak­izi Ho­tel, Bo­drum.

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