Gearing up for Magaluf or Ibiza with the Lads!

This is a coming of age article for those lads who have been waiting until this particular Summer holiday to escape the shackles of education and family holidays.  You have made it – you are seventeen eighteen years old and you organised your passport in December, when you and your mates spent  an evening in front of the Ipad booking your first holiday as a group.  After a very brief discussion about what you wanted from a holiday it was unanimous that you were all looking for sun, sea, sand, sex and copious amounts of alcohol.

What to Wear

Choosing your holiday wardrobe is probably the most exciting part of your holiday.  At the moment anything seems to go – florals, block colours, white and red being the most prominent.  We have found this collection in Stand-Out.Net of tasteful and comfortable clothing that follow a distinctly red theme.  Avoid taking your favourite and most expensive clothes because you will probably lose your t-shirt at some point during the holiday.

What to Put in Your Washbag



Your wash bag doesn’t have to be as cool as this one from Not on The High Street but you do need to make sure that you include some very essential items in your bag to keep you clean and healthy.

  • Sun tan lotion.
  • Shower Gel.
  • Shampoo.
  • Flannel.
  • After Sun.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Headache tablets.
  • Tooth brush and tooth paste.
  • Condoms (yes I that’s right – go to any family planning clinic before you go and they will give you hundreds for free).
  • After shave.
  • Deodorant.
  • Tablets for constipation and the runny stuff.
  • Anything else that your mum thinks you should take (because mums do know what they are talking about).

Other things to Remember

Don’t forget your passport and please take a photo copy of it with you so if you lose it there is less hassle when trying to get home.  Make sure you take out holiday insurance because there is no NHS in the rest of the world – you don’t want that drunken fall to cause your parents to re-mortgage  their house.  Remember that any photographs that are uploaded on to Facebook may effect your work prospects in the future so avoid moonie shots and anything that may prevent you from getting a grown up job (because alas you will grow up one day).  The general rule is only post up things you would be happy for your granny to see!  Make sure you use protection because you only want to take home memories of a holiday romance not a rash on your crown jewels or a paternity case.

Make sure you enjoy yourself and you have a holiday to remember for all of the right reasons.


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