Two travel essentials
Traveling can reasonably be such a stressful experience. There are so many different variables to account for at once, and usually in a rushed time frame. However, there are a couple simple steps you can take to reduce this stress so you can focus on your exciting vacation destination, if that’s where you’re heading, or at the very least take the time to check out some great airport people watching. Here’s a guide for how to easily apply these two tips to your travel experience.
Spend time organizing ahead of time
We know this one sounds obvious, but it cannot be emphasized enough. Never leave the packing to the last minute. If you have no choice then we suggest making a list in the mean time about all of the items you plan and want to bring; that way nothing gets left behind, especially the important things, like your favorite pair of walking shoes, or a dress for a nice night out. And we definitely agree that you can always purchase the necessities at your destination, but if you already have those items then it seems unnecessary to purchase it twice. Also, drugstores are typically not exciting places to check out while you’re on vacation.
If you are traveling by plane, then it is important to keep your carry-on bag as organized as possible. You want your ID card and/or passport easily accessible, but also not so easy that a pickpocket can reach their hands down and steal anything. For this we suggest a purse within a purse, or a middle divider feature like this TravelSmith Pacsafe Citysafe 100 GII travel handbag.
Map it out
We mean this both in the literal sense and the figurative sense. If you have jotted down even just a general idea for how you want to spend your vacation then you won’t feel like you’ve forgotten something extremely important, like forgetting to visit the Eiffel Tower while in Paris. This does not mean that you have to have each day detailed out by the minute, but an overall concept of what you want to see and do will help motivate you to set out a general plan. In the figurative sense we mean that maps make for a great style accessory. It might sound silly, but there is something so inspiring about looking at a map and seeing all of the places in the world there are yet to see and experience. Designer Alviero Martini has brought this same concept to his beautiful products. Check out his collection of Alviero Martini handbags or luggage to give your travel experience an added level of style.
Written by Lizzy Jude