Have you ever returned from a vacation just to feel like you need a vacation? That was me last month. I traveled during most of the month (hence the absence from posting). And even though it was a whirlwind of a trip I enjoyed my time away. I think part of this trip’s success is that I have finally found my traveling groove.
I like to be as comfortable as possible when traveling. However that doesn’t mean that I don’t like to look somewhat put together. Jeans, a tee shirt and comfortable shoes is a fool proof outfit that can be dressed up or down with very little effort. I like to wear tennis shoes to the airport to save space in my suitcase. If necessary, I can change into heels when I get to my destination.
Below are some of my favorite traveling tips. Let me know if you have any tips that I can add to the list.
- Pre-pack. Some may not see the benefit in this but packing in advance is a lifesaver. I find that having pre-packed toiletry, hair and makeup bags alleviates stress, and ensures that I do not forget anything. Obviously there are some things that you cannot pack in advance. However those that can are ready to go.
- Sample/travel size products are your friends. I always save the free samples I receive from Sephora. Due to their size, sample items such as perfume, makeup, skin care, etc. are great space savers. When ordering online, I often request items that I know work well for me so I can stow them away in my suitcase.
- Roll your clothes. I am sure everyone uses this tip however I had to mention it because it really works!
- Suitcase staples. I always pack this laundry bag in my suitcase. I love that it keeps my dirty clothing from mixing with clean ones. I also love how compact it is when not in use. I like to keep a dryer sheet in the bag to help keep away foul smells. Like many I also pack my shoes in a separate bag. However instead of purchasing a bag for this, I use a reusable drawstring bag (similar to the reusable grocery ones). They are inexpensive (sometimes free) and practical.
- Simple Luxuries. Traveling can be stressful. And stress can wreak havoc on your skin. To help alleviate stress and combat environmental changes, I bring along an inexpensive face mask. I find sheet masks to be perfect however traditional masks can work to. If masks aren’t your style, consider carrying a linen spray, mini candle or book to help take the edge off from traveling.