Traveling is one of life's greatest adventures. I love to travel and dream of getting to know this big wonderful world of ours. Although I must admit to not being the world travel I dreamed of being as a child. I have done my fair share of domestic travel, and planning to do much more in the coming years. There is something magical about traveling, visiting new and unknown destinations that excites me. In the last couple years, my travels have expanded and so has my knowledge of traveling. I am no travel expert or guru by any means, but have learned a few tips and tricks along the way. I have a trip coming up soon with my girlfriends to Boston. This trip will mark the second time I take a girls weekend trip, having gone to NYC 2 yrs ago with the same group. For some reason I did not document or blog about my NYC trip (which was amazing!) except for posting pics on instagram. This time around, I want to make sure and include more of my travel adventures on the blog and of course lots of fun pics on instagram, make sure you follow me @CidStyleFile so see my adventures.
|Me and the girls on top of the Rockefeller Center Observation Deck|
Being a world traveler means knowing how to pack and travel light. Packing light a concept that has taken me awhile to grasp, not yet mastering but improving with each trip. I found packing light essential on my trip to NYC, which I did not do! It was my first time in New York City and I wanted to be chic and stylish. Of course I over packed and took way too many clothes and shoes, as expected only half of my clothing was used, the other half never saw the light of day in NYC. It was my introduction NYC and the "fashionista" in me wanted to impress and look stylish. The entire extra "just in case" items I packed were a waste of space. Being the first time in NYC for all of us, we wanted to see and do it all in the short time we had. There was no time to be cute with multiple outfit changes for different attractions and occasions. It was cold in NYC and this California girl was not use to the weather, plus I was a tourist so really no one cared! The lesson learned is when traveling, no one really cares who you are or what you wear so no need for all those extra “what if” items in your luggage.
This time around for Boston I plan to be more prepared and travel light making the most of my wardrobe. For the sake of time we are planning to only take carry-on luggage, which means limited space.
Here are five quick and easy tips I have learned from my past travels and reading other blogs about travel.