It’s fall folks and you know what that means… holidays are fast approaching! Now that the autumn leaves are falling, tis the season where many of us are packing up our bags and heading back home for the holidays or if we are one of the lucky ones (which I am not), you’re off to a luxurious destination to get some well-deserved R&R.
However before your mind wonders away to the warm, sandy beaches of the Caribbean or to the sweet smells of Holiday home cooking – let’s not forget you’re not there yet! Chances are if you are as busy as I am during the work week, you’ve got lots of things to take care of before you can wave bon voyage to your co-workers for some time away. With that said, the soon awaiting trip may bring panic among some on what to pack. Fortunately I have that covered with my list of this seasons traveling necessities – hope you and your travel buddies find these quick travel tips helpful! J
Let’s talk essentials ladies — here are the must haves for this years holiday traveling…
Electronics – Remembering to pack your cell phone and its charger seems a little self-explanatory however you’d be surprised how many people accidentally leave home without them during the shuffle of zipping away fast. I recommend packing all of your electronics the night before you leave and definitely in your carry-on i.e. iPod, pad, laptop, e-reader, etc. You should also bring all of the chargers for the items you carry on. The best rule of thumb to ensure you have everything you will need for each device is to keep all electronics with their respective chargers.
Comfy Clothes – When I’m traveling all I want to be is comfy, comfy, comfy!! It’s important to always pack at least one outfit that is breathable, soft, and stretchy – this includes undergarments! There is nothing like uncomfortable underwear on a long trip. I wore yoga pants and hanky panky boyshort undies on my last big trip and let me tell you… HEAVENLY!
Hand Sanitizer & Antibacterial wipes – Hand sanitizer is always a good one to have because you never know when you’re going to get a chance to wash your hands at the airport or during flight, now you don’t have to! Not to mention the amount of germs floating around most airports would probably be enough to alert hazard control. Also, I always make sure to bring with my Clorox wipes just incase the hotel needs a little wipe down, or there is a spillage in route of travel.
Makeup & Cosmetics– I know we all want to look ravishing while traveling, however it is a good rule of thumb to be practical while you pack. Getting too creative with your makeup will only lead to broken powders and lost foundations. Pack makeup you use on a daily basis and add in a little for special holiday occasions. My recommendation is to invest in one eye-shadow palette as opposed to tons of loose shadows. Pick shades that are fool-proof, neutral eye shadows, natural blushes, a great bronzer and everyday lip colors and you’ll be ready to go for every occasion on your trip!
To leave you with one last bit of advice – I always tend to want to pack extras that I might think I will use because I am going on vacation. However if you don’t use it daily, or even monthly you for sure won’t need it! Essentials are the key to making any trip the most enjoyable. Keep it simple & you’ll have a blast. Bon Voyage!
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