Packing your travel bag can make or break your trip. You want to look cute but be comfortable and have access to the things you need. But you also don’t want to lug around your entire life and valuables. That’s why you need to pack and think like a travel blogger. All the tech, clothes, and stuff you need, all easy to access. Winter is an especially hard time to pack since sweaters and coats take up more space. You have to think ab First and foremost you need to pack for comfort. I like to look cute, but I also like to feel my feet and be able to walk all day. That is what traveling is about. Right? It’s about actually seeing the places, understanding the history, trying the food and more. So make sure to get over having a show stopping outfit every day. Most of the time when I’m on long trips I end up wearing whatever I found was the most comfortable, not the outfit that was cool but made me feel like I needed to suck in the whole time. Your trip should be about the scenery, not the clothes you wear. Out how to pack strategically.
With that said, the first and most important aspect is a backpack. If you are traveling internationally, for a short trip, or really, anywhere, a backpack makes the most sense. Do you want to be dragging around a rolling suitcase on cobblestone streets? Me either. I have done a lot research when it comes to a backpack and I wish that this post was sponsored, but it’s not. It also fits the specs for a carry-on bag at the airport plus has tons of compartments. It has padding on the straps so it doesn’t hurt your shoulders and I can put my laptop in here too. Lastly, it opens up so that I can have access to all my stuff. This is very important as the backpacks where you just stuff everything through the top makes it hard to organize. Why is having the right bag so important? Well, if you aren’t careful you can get your stuff stolen As you can tell I put a LOT of thought and effort into this backpack, but really, it makes all the difference. It is life changing for me.
Since it’s cold right now, sweaters and jeans are a must. But that also means they take up more space. I always try to pack a few accessories (scarves, hats, jewellery) so that I can switch up my look, even if I didn’t bring a different top for every day I’m traveling.
Tip: wear your bulkier items (coat, boots, etc.) on the commute. If I’m going somewhere really cold I needed a big coat, scarf, and boots, so I wore those. As long as it’s comfortable wear the bulky stuff.
All good travels are also secretly photographers. We need pictures for our posts but we need the right equipment.
I also bring my laptop because if I have any down time I’ll work. I also bring power cords, headphones, and a universal outlet You never know if your plug will fit in the socket (especially when you travel internationally) so I make sure to bring this one with me always.
I always bring a small, and/or a small backpack. I also keep a small padlock on the backpack so I can lock it up if need be.
I also bring a grocery store plastic bag and a gallon size Ziploc bag. The Ziploc bag is for toiletries and the plastic bag is for dirty clothes.
Lastly, I am never without ear plugs. This is not only to ensure I sleep soundly but in case I am going to a concert or event I always have them on hand. You can call me old fashioned but I’d rather save my hearing.