Thursday, February 28, 2013

Minimalist Traveler

Hi everyone! I’m sorry it has taken me so long to write another post.  It took me a while to get into a writing groove again in the new year with so much going on!  I decided to just dive in with a thought on traveling light.

My husband and I took a ten day trip and wanted to pack as lightly as possible.  We knew we would have access to laundry, and didn’t have enough time to see most friends and family more than once.  So, we packed for 5 days only.  In addition, I made sure to pack outfits that could mix and match and allow me to take even less.  

My suitcase included the following:
2 pairs of jeans (I wore one pair on the plane)
2 sweaters
1 blouse
2 T shirts
1 camisole
1 sweater dress
1 pair of leggings
1 cardigan
1 Sweatshirt (wore on the plane)
Undergarments/Socks for 5 days
2 necklaces
2 pairs of earrings
1 pair of sneakers (wore on the plane)
1 pair boots
Travel sized toiletries
Only essentials for make up (example: no need for 5 different colored eye shadows, 1 was enough)

The only carry-on I brought was my purse with a good book.  My first trans-Atlantic flight without a carry-on suitcase!

I found that traveling light with only the essentials made the whole trip simpler and more enjoyable.  I did not have to over think what I was going to wear each day, and the limited options actually felt really good! 

Do you have any tips or tricks on how you travel light?  Please share your thoughts!