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Travel Tips - Edition One

Kicking off the Travel Tuesday series with some tips and tricks I apply while packing + traveling. Going forward if you have any requests or queries you would like me to address in this series leave them in the comments below or email me.

Boho Travel Style 1
1. For a trip up to five days or less, I travel in a carry-on only.  I always stick to my packing list. Basic mantra is to create multiple outfits with few pieces. Each piece you pack, should be worn more than once. Planning is the key here. Separates work better than dresses, for instance, if you pack a grey blazer to wear in the day (or formals), you can also use it with your jeans, white shirt and flats for evening (casuals). Although, the packing for a beach or colder weather would wary. This is how I packed my carry on for a beach getaway. 

2. I love traveling, but apparently my skin doesn't. Hence, I have had to take extra care before and while traveling. I always travel with a clean, and moisturized skin. If it is a long flight, I do not apply any make up. I use cleaning wipes and mist to moisturize every few hours. I also love Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream and Shiseido Eye Mask for long flights.

3. Water, water, water. Hydrating yourself inside as well as outside helps with jet lag and dehydration. Also, keeps hair looking glossy and your skin looking fresh. I usually carry an empty bottle (this is so cute and light) in my hand bag and fill it up right after clearing security so that I don't have to keep asking for water in the plane. 

4. Stretch! Every hour you should get up and stretch your legs and do at least 30 seconds or one minute of exercise to get your blood circulating. I always stretch my arms over my head and rotate my wrists in circular motion. 

5. Pearly whites! For long flight I always carry a travel size toothpaste and a toothbrush. Keeping my mouth fresh and my teeth clean is a priority and certainly one that is appreciated when greeting people after a long flight. A kit like this is great as it contains both items!

6. I like to tie my hair up on a plane, either in a high ponytail or a bun like this. It gets less static and dirty that way. Trick: I use a dry shampoo (my favorite!) right before the plane lands and it freshens my hair instantly.

7. Sunglasses are a great way to accessorize an outfit while traveling, no wonder all celebrities do it. I lately have been wearing the heck out of my 3.1 Phillip Lim but nothing beats a solid pair of Ray Bans. An ultimate jet-setter accessory.

8. Speaking of accessories … one which everyone must carry at all times is - Scarves. Perfect to add a style statement, great for warmth on the plane, can be an extra layer when need and can also be worn as a sarong or an evening shawl (a classic!).

9. Beat the jetlag. As mentioned in my recent post I always try to eat and sleep in sync with my new time zone as soon as I board. I distract myself with on-board entertainment, magazine, and/or people watching. 

10. Hats are hard to pack so choose one wisely. You can see how I pack mine here. A fedora works in many situations, it’s great for sun protection, it’s great for styling and it’s great if you didn’t have time to style your hair before traveling. 


Don't forget to tune in next week for Travel Tuesday!

In the mean time you can read the following: 
Habits of Effective Travelers
Things To Pack For A Beach Vacation
How To Plan Outfits For A Holiday


  1. Love the tips! I just did a snapchat travel tips 101 yesterday, hopefully people find it a little comical since the actual part of traveling is so LAAAME! I just want to be in the new destination! xx Adaleta Avdic

  2. Love all your tips! Just recently I started using melatonin melts to help sync me with the new destination time. What a difference it's made!

  3. Very nice tips, especially to fellow traveler. xx

  4. Already loving this new series! You've inspired me to try and pack in a carry-on next time! Packing goals. Haha.

  5. obsessed with this outfit! Beautiful photos too - great work. :)

  6. Fab tips! I love to travel but my skin just goes haywire as well. I also find myself having to remember to drink lots of water - thanks for putting this together!


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