Happy Monday! We know it’s not our typical day for posting on the blog, but with Thanksgiving on its way we wanted to share some travel tips for the holiday season from Cat from Class Meets Couture. We’re not sharing all her tips here so be sure to check out her full post to get all her tips!
With the holiday season rapidly approaching (Thanksgiving is this Thursday!), it’s time to get organized. There’s packing to be done, flights to take, drives to make, and food to eat.
Thanks to years of travel experiences, I’ve learned how to organize, pack, dress, and travel efficiently. Keep reading to learn my seasoned travel tips for the holiday season!
PREPARING FOR YOUR TRIP
- Write a packing list: No matter how small the trip, I always write down a list of everything I need to bring, down to the last phone charger. Organizing my thoughts on a sticky note makes the packing process run much smoother.
- Pack by outfit, not by day: When I’m planning a trip home for the holiday season, I plan my outfits according to what events will be happening while I’m home. Some different holiday events I may have to plan for this weekend include a Turkey Trot 5K, Friendsgiving, and Thanksgiving with the family.
- Fill in gaps of your travel wardrobe with versatile, casual outfits: For every 1-2 days away, I recommend bringing one casual outfit perfect for lounging on the couch or making a quick last-minute grocery run before your Thanksgiving feast. Think jeans/leggings, a cozy sweater, and some warm socks!
- Don’t forget the essentials: Just because you may be seeing family over your holiday travels, doesn’t mean you should rely on them for the necessities. Make sure to pack any necessary toiletries, hair products, and makeup you might need!
- Use a duffel bag or small carry-on suitcase: I’m not sure about you, but I am always extremely embarrassed whenever I travel with company and realize that I was the over-packer of the group. To avoid this embarrassment over the holiday season, I like using a cute duffel bag. It’s easy enough to throw over my shoulder in the airport, plus I have never experienced the awkward shove-my-bag-until-it-fits moment with a plane’s overhead storage. I like using this matching cosmetic pouch to pack my toiletries to ensure my belongings don’t get mixed up with whoever I may be sharing a bathroom with.
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