I’m writing this a few days before I depart on my adventure, in which I will live out of a suitcase for a month. I was going to do a whole blog post or video on packing, but then I realized how terrible I am at it and decided me giving tips on it was laughable.
Basically, my idea of packing = pack everything you ever think you may remotely need in any given situation, then estimate the weight.
If you think it is too heavy, weed out clothing and shoes for less likely scenarios that may occur during your trip.
Like, if you’re going to Alaska in February, you can probably pull out that bikini and beach towel, which I’m sure I would have already packed.
1. Pack your toiletries and make up in a clear plastic bag
You can get these from most drug stores. If you overpack, like I do, this is a handy way to see what is in every bag before you even open it and mess up the Tetris like formation you had going on inside of it.
You can also tell where things are pretty easily, which is a plus.
2. Always bring a change of clothes in your carry on
I once got stuck at an airport in Paris overnight. The airline checked me in to a terrible smelling Ibis. I was unprepared and had to wear the shirt the airline provided in its care bag, which is suited to an obese man.
So now I always pack a change of clothes with me… and something that actually matches. Also, pack some mini deodorant and dry shampoo so you don’t feel gross and smell worse. This will also last you a few days if your luggage gets lost.
And even if you don’t want to do any of this, at least bring along an extra pair (or two) of underwear in your bag. You never know what’s going to happen. Be prepared.
That is all, my friends! Two jaw dropping travel tips by yours truly.