No matter how much or hot little you travel, the getting to and from your destination is always stressful. Speaking from experience, I get cray cray when it’s time to travel because I seem to never be on time, the idea of taking off and landing in an airplane freaks me out, and quite frankly, what the heck would I do if my luggage gets lost?! It’s a struggle people, a huge stinkin’ struggle.
Thankfully, with the help of a few of my go-to travel tips, when I flew down to Houston a few weeks ago, everything (for the most part) went off without a hitch. Today I’m sharing with you those travel tips that I absolutely never break and I hope they help you on your next adventure!
Tip One: Look up the weather of your destination
There’s nothing worse than not being prepared for different types of weather and scurrying around to make last minute purchases after checking into your hotel. Make sure to keep in an eye the weather a couple weeks before you leave for your trip to get an idea of what the day-to-day is like and also keep an eye on it leading up to the day you leave so you can pack properly.
Not having a hooded jacket and it absolutely down pouring is the worst (trust me)! If you know anyone that lives where you are going, or has been there before, ask them what the weather was like for them!
Tip Two: Make a list of things to bring
Make a list of the things you want to pack and abide by that list no matter what. If you think of a couple extra things to add to your suitcase, be sure they are sensible and that you will actually wear them. Overpacking is something I do quite frequently so when I have a list, I tend to not overpack (as much).
Once you finished your list, lay out all of your items in an organized fashion so that you can figure out what days you’ll wear what, if you can wear different clothing items in different ways during your trip, and to make sure you don’t forget anything.
Tip Four: Do not wait until the last minute to pack
This tip is not really a tip, because we all know we shouldn’t wait until the last minute to pack our suitcases. But it’s true! Waiting until the last minute brings on unnecessary stress. If you have some items you’ll be using up until the day you leave, pack everything else up, make sure those items fit in your luggage, and then take them back out and pack them once you finished using them. I typically do this with my makeup, hair brush, and curling iron.
Tip Four: Be reasonable
As a blogger, I tend to want to pack as much as possible for possible Instagram pictures and outfit posts I want to work on while I’m traveling. I realize that this isn’t the most reasonable thing to do because it ends up in me overpacking and not touching 50% of those items while I’m traveling. Think of the items you just have to have and that are reasonable for what you will be doing. Heels in Hawaii? Probably not very reasonable.
Whether you follow my tips or not, make sure to remind yourself that you are traveling, which isn’t something everyone gets to do. You’re lucky to be having these opportunities and it’s a waste of time worrying about every little detail. Make lists, take a deep breath, and don’t overpack!!
What are your travel tips?