Hi, everyone! Zoe here from the blog Zoe With Love. With the holidays here and Christmas less than 2 weeks away, many of us will be hitting the road soon to spend time with our families or even going on special trips (lucky!). Today I’m sharing some of my best road tripping tips with you to make your drive home for the holidays as smooth as possible, be it if it’s one hour or 10 hours!
First – Now, this one seems simple but I promise makes a huge difference. Make the extra effort to pack a separate bag in addition to having your purse and suitcase. The Sloane Ranger tote is the perfect piece for this because of its size and I love the zipper.
For your tote, pack non-essential items that you’ll still need within reach. Include things such as large electronics, chargers, extra diapers (if you have a little one) and that book you’re hoping to start reading. Another reason this works, in addition to having your purse clutter free, when you stop for bathroom breaks you don’t have to lug in a heavy bag or a purse that is overstuffed!
My Second tip – Download movies! I know this one’s a no-brainer, but take advantage of Netflix’s newest feature and stock up on some holiday movies or your kids’ favorite shows. Plus, if you’re traveling somewhere you won’t have access to movies, it doesn’t hurt to have some on your phone or computer ready to go in the evening when you’re in bed!
Thirdly – Avoid overpacking. I know, I know, this one’s tough and I fall into this issue a lot myself! But you know what? The one thing I hate more than laundry is unpacking. So the less I pack the less I have to unpack when I get home.
The trick I’ve found to packing better and smarter is thinking of packing like creating a mini capsule wardrobe. I have a rule not to bring something with me if it can’t be incorporated into another outfit. Another trick is packing items that fall within a color palette of your choosing. Not to mention, this has helped me get way more use out of my clothes in general. The Sloane Ranger duffel bag is my go-to for short and long weekends away. I’m such a sucker for floral prints, and cannot help but show off how pretty the tea time print is!
Head to my blog, www.zoewithlove.me to get even more of my tried and true road trip tips! And Happy Holidays!