Preparation and packing
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A great mini break starts before you even leave home because the anticipation of a great vacation can be almost as exciting as the actual trip! By selecting some hard-working luggage, tech solutions, and travel clothes you can make sure the relaxation starts right at the airport gate.
I love the G-RO carry-on for long weekends away or for mini breaks of up to a week, it has a great big wheel which can easily maneuver up and down curbs and even has two USB ports so that it acts as a charging station and your cell phone will never run out of juice!
When you are packing try the Stow-N-Go portable luggage system: You can literally pull the shelves straight out of your closet and put them straight in your case. Once you get to your destination you take it out and hang it up in the closet, making unpacking a breeze! They will even fit inside a durable weekend bag like the Duluth Women’s Canvas Weekender Travel Tote or the Oil Cloth Weekender Travel Bag. I also use Miss A’s AOA canvas pouches which have cute designs and slogans and keep all my small essentials neat and organized.
Elizabeth Newcamp is a travel blogger who writes at Dutch Dutch Goose about her travels around the world, she recommends the Standard Luggage Co carry-on backpack which functions as a small suitcase but can be worn on your back like a backpack.
For those adventure travelers that like to get all their kit organized and on their back, the Orvis Topo travel bag is a perfect choice, it has space for your laptop, and features stow-able padded shoulder straps for ultimate comfort.
I always take my Duluth lifetime leather travel bag along on my travels to keep my passport and valuables safe. It has space for all your electronic devices and cables and because it’s leather it just looks more beautiful with age.
What to wear in the air
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Gisel Luna a blogger at Mint and Thrift has the following travel wear advice:
“To pack light and easy, I absolutely love one-pieces. Breezy dresses, easy jumpsuits, and one-piece swimwear make creating outfits and packing your bag a breeze. Dresses and jumpsuits can easily go from day to night just by switching up the accessories.”
For comfortable travel wear, I also love to slip on a travel dress like the Duluth Noga Active Dress or the Yala Hadley Dress these super comfy stretch fabric garments hold their shape and leave you feeling cool when you arrive at a warmer destination. They look great with sneaker style travel shoes like Rockport truFLEX Tie sneakers but when you get to your hotel you can throw a pair of heels on and go straight to dinner. Did you know that airlines actually DO have a dresscode?
I always remember to bring my SCOTTeVest Chloe glow jacket, it has so many pockets to carry everything from your cell phone to your headphones and everything in between. It even has a little pocket the perfect size to fit the cutest little gold comb from Go Comb that acts as a mirror as well as keeping your hair neat.