I don’t know if you’ve heard, but I leave to Thailand in 3 days!!!!! I’m still trying to let it all sink in because M and I planned this trip six months ago and I just can’t believe it’s finally here. For those that don’t know, I’ve had a flying phobia ever since I could remember. I don’t know why it started, but I always get nervous before a big trip. If you guys have any recommendations or remedies on how to calm the nerves, leave them in the comments down below. Anything helps.
With so many people flying out for vacation and the holidays, I wanted to put together a guide on how to pack for a two-week trip. After four big trips and many mini getaways, I think I’ve mastered the art of packing– no joke. Last year I bought an Ebag –which I’ll link down below–, and it made traveling so much easier for me and faster to get in and out of the airport.
I’m not going to lie, at first, this Ebag thing didn’t seem realistic because I was like ” How the heck am I going to fit everything in one Ebag!” To my surprise, it was very spacious and comfortable to carry around for a two-week vacation. Although I am somewhat sad I won’t be taking those infamous Instagram pictures with my cute oversized luggage at the airport–ahh.
Packing ONLY the Essentials:
1. Makeup/Skin Care: Duh, I can’t anywhere without my makeup and skincare products. Throughout the years, I’ve accumulated countless of mini travel products. I’m taking two eyeshadow palettes, NARS concealer, BeautyCounter Rose Water & Rejuvenating Eye Cream, Koparibeauty Lip Balm, Ouai Dry Shampoo, a Bold Lip Color, a Nude Lip Color by M.A.C., my favorite Two-Face Foundation, Mascara, mini hair brush, lots of sunscreen and other miscellaneous items. Less is more, remember that.
To protect myself from the weather, I couldn’t forget about my favorite skincare products. Honey Girl Organics recently launched their new stick trio, which is perfect for traveling. Now, I can take them anywhere I go, and I can gladly say that my skin will be in good hands even when I travel.
NOTE: When traveling, think about the items you can not live without and which ones can you leave behind! Make sure to take items that can be used for both day and night time looks. Think about what you’ll be doing and plan accordingly.
2. Jeans/Shorts: I’m taking two pairs of jeans, two shorts, and one dress!!! Sometimes a girl has to make a few scarifies to pack light. To compensate, I am taking a variety of shirts and accessories to switch it up a bit!
NOTE: Your wardrobe will obviously depend on the type of trip you are taking. If you’re doing more sightseeing activities, take more outdoorsy items. If you’re planning a trip to Paris or New York, take a few statement pieces that are classy, trendy and reusable so that you can mix and match them with different items. If you have a good pair of jeans that go with just about anything, I’d say you’re GOLDEN!
3. Swim Wear: You can’t go to Thailand and NOT take your favorite bathing suits. Ever since losing weight, I’ve gotten more comfortable wearing bathing suits. I don’t have much to chose from, so I’m only taking two bottoms, a one piece and one bathing suit top–that’s it. Plus, you can’t forget about a good pair of sunnies, a book, and a cute hat to pass the time.
4. Shoes: The tricky part of me was figuring out the type of shoes I was going to take. To play it safe, I’m packing my Nike shoes (to explore and feel comfortable in), two scandals and a pair of heels in case we decide to hit the club ;D
NOTE: Pick shoes that could be used with other pieces in your wardrobe. It will make it easier to style; giving you endless amount of options to choose from.
Bags: When it came to bags, I knew I only wanted to take 3. One for going out, one for sightseeing and a cute everyday bag. That’s all you need.
Hair Essentials: For this trip, I’m taking my curling iron, a set of hair ties and a good hair texture paste to give my hair some volume and style.
Last but not least, my money (duh), a camera, laptop, undies (hehe), pjs and other little items that won’t take up too much space. For those traveling abroad, DON’T FORGET YOUR INTERNATIONAL ADAPTOR !!!
Hope you guys enjoy this post and I can’t wait to share my Thailand trip with you guys. Stay tuned!