Friday, June 3, 2011

Friend Friday:Packing for Vacation

Now that summer is in full swing here… and vacations are coming up, let’s talk about what we are packing to take on vacation.
This is great since I am leaving Wed. for Nashville and the next Wednesday I am headed to Destin, FL.

1. When it comes to packing for vacation what’s your mantra?
  • I pack as light as I can and try to wear things that pair well with the same shoes and jewelry
  • the less you pack the better...hey if you need it and don't have it, there is your built in excuse to go SHOP!
  • for Nashville, light weight clothes, light weight clothes, light weight clothes
  • for Destin, double duty clothes

2. What are your must packs?
  • sweater, jacket or sweatshirt depending on where I am going,especially if I am flying
  • a pair of jeans
  • a dressy outfit
  • for Nashville, I am bringing nice cool sundresses, with temps in the high 90's and being outside that is the only thing to wear
  • for Destin, swimwear and lots of sunscreen

3. What are you happy to leave behind?
  • hairdryer, since most places have them in the room
  • only take make-up essentials
  • shampoo, soap, etc... things that most places provide these days
  • for Nashville I will be leaving behind the cowboy boots and hat as much as I hate it, but it will just be TOO HOT
  • for Destin, I will be leaving behind all shoes except for sandals 
4. Any packing secrets that help you get everything into one suitcase?
  • I pack using the rolling of clothes method, takes up much less space
  • I tuck small items into shoes
  • use all the pockets on your suitcase, inside and outside
  • for Nashville, I will be leaving behind all hair tools, since it will be so hot a pony tail or bun is the order of the day
  • for Destin, I am thinking I might do the same thing

5. Beach reading… what are you taking with you to read in the sand?
  • Tina Fey-Bossy Pants
  • Kiristin Hannah-True Colors
  • Julie Garwood-Fire and Ice
  • Debbie Macomber-An Engagement In Seattle
  • Susan Wiggs-The Ocean Between Us

Would love to hear your tips and tricks and any summer reading must haves you want to suggest.

To find out more about what people are saying pop on over to Katy's site Modly Chic.

Have a great weekend!


asecondglanceblog said...

Tina Fey's book should be a great vacation read. She's hilarious.
I roll my clothes too, but sort them into big Ziploc bags - keeps things organized, gives you more space and prevents toiletries spills from ruining your clothes. It's not the best method if you're moving around a lot though. - Kat

Shybiker said...

Smart tips.  I learned some new ones from you, which is great.  I normally pack for a motorcycle -- which means condensing down to the essentials -- and always need the best advice.

The baby-luggage photo had me laughing so hard that coffee came out my nose...

Tinfoils Tiaras said...

Tina Fey wrote a book? This I have to read! I also roll my clothes and I have a handy dandy roll up case for my jewellery and makeup that I just love! Hahaha I agree with Shy- I love the baby picture- my cats always crawl into my luggage! Have an amazing time in Nashville fellow country gal! :)

Terri said...

Whoa--it has been a while since I visited.  I like the new look.

Kristin & Megan said...

I started using the rolling method last year. It's amazing how much space it saves!