Happy Thursday, ladies! If you've been following along with the blog, you'll know that Kelly is on vacation in Tybee Island, Georgia. And guess what? I just pulled in to join her and my oldest for a few days. Packing for the trip got me thinking about how there's always something I leave behind. So today, I wanted to talk 5 travel mistakes you may be making that are super easy to fix.
Today I'm talking about 5 travel mistakes most of us have probably made at one time or another
Unrelated, but to add something a little extra, I pulled together some of my favorite vacation outfits from the past few years
I've created similar outfits from some of my favorite retailers, all shoppable via text- or image-widgets.
At the end of the post, I've pulled together 5 must-have travel essentials I never leave home without
Let's face it, no matter how meticulously we are planning a vacation, there always seems to be a last-minute change of plans. Whether that means an outdoor excursion or a dinner out at a nice restaurant, it's never a great time if we don't have the proper footwear.
When I pack footwear, I always try to bring at least:
With these three shoes, you're pretty much prepared for the most (in)formal of events.
Goldilocks packing, as I like to call it, can be challenging. There's nothing worse than packing too little and not having what you need when you need it. But, it's also not great to be lugging a lot more than you are actually going to wear on a vacation.
Learning to construct travel capsule wardrobes goes a long, long way to packing properly.
Last week, Kelly showed us how to build a travel capsule wardrobe for a longer vacation. I've also put together a bunch of travel capsule wardrobes you can find here and here.
And stay tuned this month, as we'll be rolling out some more travel capsules for shorter trips, as well as cooler weather ones.
Even if you're headed on a tropical vacation, chances are you'll be spending time indoors at some point during the trip. Whether you're taking a meal at the hotel restaurant or you've got a day excursion, part of which is inside, it's good to bring at least one layering option.
Whether it's a sweater or sweatshirt, it's always good to have a layering option---especially for the flight there and back!
Was your favorite shampoo too big to pack? Did you leave your Advil at home? What about your favorite, go-to blow dryer that you rely on daily?
I get it. Sometimes we're forced to rely on hotel amenities. And sometimes "I'll buy it when I get there" works out just fine. But chances are, your favorite shampoo brand comes in a travel size. And in reality, the hotel blow dryer doesn't really work that well.
Part of traveling is preparedness. And part of preparedness is making a list and checking it twice.
A few helpful tips I try to use when packing for a vacation:
Last but not least, don't forget your hat! And your sunglasses. And your AirPods. And your...
Yup, just like your hygienics, it's so easy to forget key accessories necessary for travel. That's why the same tips as above apply here.
And while it may not be practical (or affordable) to buy separate accessories just for traveling, make sure to keep a global list that you are constantly updating based on your needs.
Kelly's visiting Tybee Island, and I've just joined her for the week. This morning, Kelly invited us to explore Tybee North Beach with her. Click the title or image below to read the article.
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She’s 63, 5’8, and size 8.
Hi Beth! Great article and I travel for a living so I have toiletries and make-up separate from my bathroom ones. One thing I do is keep a word document with the items I need to pack for trips. It serves as a great check-list for longer trips! I have sent it to friends and family and I am never without on a trip!
Enjoy your time with your family!
what a wonderful idea to have a check-list. thanks for sharing!
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