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Tips for Traveling in Style

by Alex John |

With restrictions easing and travel expenses still at an all time low, you may want to celebrate your second vaccination shot with time away at the beach or in the mountains. A lot of us are rusty on packing and travel, so here are a few points to keep in mind.

Plan on bringing one per day, they’re easy to roll up. Here’s a method for packing to get the most out of your space. This is helpful if you’re flying, because you can avoid checking luggage. Don’t give them a chance to lose your bag and stick with a carry-on. 

Invest in a new suit to help you get excited about your trip and look your best. Pick a bold color like red or orange. You’ll be wearing the suit multiple times so there’s no reason to be boring. Especially if you’re headed to a tropical location, a bright bathing suit is an easy, noncommittal way to punch up your appearance and turn some heads: 

If you’re not sure about your access to laundry, make sure you have a pair of underwear and socks for each day of the trip. Bring an emergency pair too, you don’t want to be stuck if you sweat through your clothes on a big hike or walking around the boardwalk.

  • Bring a fitted button down 

Whether you have dinner plans or not, keep yourself prepared for anything. You want to be able to look your best in a semi-formal setting in case you make a new friend or find a restaurant that looks amazing. 

  • Bring pants that work overtime

Keep an eye out for travel-smart items, with pockets for your passport with theft-proof closures. There are also some attractive options out there for convertible pants that can double as shorts. Looking for things like this can save you space and peace of mind. 

  • Bring some good-looking sweats

After a day of sight-seeing you’ll be glad you have something to relax in at the Airbnb. A pair of fashionable joggers can also serve as part of your athleisure look while out on the town. These work as sleeping clothes too, especially if you’re up in a cabin that still gets chilly at night. 

  • Bring comfortable shoes 

Think about a pair that’s great for walking but you can also wear to dinner. Some fun, colorful sneakers should cover your bases. Depending on your space, loafers or oxfords are a good idea too, as long as they are broken in. Avoid bringing a brand new pair of shoes. You don’t want to be taken out after your first day with blisters.

  • But above all, keep your destination in mind. 

If you’re going to be in the mountains, bring a vest and a fleece for easy layering. If you know it’s going to be hot make sure that button down is in a breathable fabric like linen or cotton. Also think about travel-size bug spray, sunscreen and other essentials. Buying that stuff in a tourist zone could cost you unnecessarily.