When packing for a vacation, the goal is to pack only the necessities. You don’t want to be one of those people lugging around 10 huge suitcases full of things you really don’t need (Unless your Blair Waldorf, then you can get away with it). Whether you’re traveling by car for a couple hours up the road or taking a plane halfway across the globe, I hope you find my advice helpful for your next vacation.
First I want to dive into what I like to call PLANNED PACKING, in other words… don’t wait till the last minute! Trust me, it’s never fun when you’re searching for your “special” pair of headphones and your mom’s beeping the car horn at 6 in the morning. If you’re like me you spend hours trying to pick out one outfit that “could” work so I suggest you find a good chunk of time, at least one or two days before you leave to start the process. To start, it is good idea to make a list (create one specific to the trip) so you can prevent the floor of your room becoming a carpet of clothes. After a list is made I personally like to lay out all my outfits and get a second opinion (mom, sister, or friend, unless…again…. you’re Blair Waldorf, her outfits are always poppin’) Finally, it’s time to pack it all up.
Now that you are a “planned packer” the next thing I want to talk about is what you need in a carry on bag… because c’mon, we all know that’s the most important bag. I couldn’t imagine being on a plane for more than an hour without my headphones or even my eye mask!!!! Here’s a list I created specifically for your carry on bag on a flight (see below).
Good luck on your next traveling adventure and don’t forget to ONLY pack what you need, DON’T wait till the last minute, and have fun with it. (p.s I like to invite a friend over or blast music, makes it more fun).
(Your favorite) headphones
Downloaded music or netflix shows/movies
. Some of my favorites available for download- Gossip Girl, 90210, Carrie Diaries
Snack (or candy!)
Melatonin (must need for long flights)
Any and every charger
Adult coloring books – actually fun, so don’t judge
Food that smells (can you tell it’s a pet peeve of mine)