Hey everyone! I hope you are all having a wonderful week!
My week has been busy but I am off to Denver on Saturday for a little mini vacation and I couldn’t be more excited! This will be my second trip of the year (took mom to Vegas for her 60th in June) but I was feeling a little unprepared this time around. Has that ever happened to you? You know you should start doing stuff but get sidetrack with work, Netflix, and naps ( just me… oh ok).
Anyway, I figured I can’t be the only one who needs help when it comes to traveling so I pulled myself out of my Netflix binge (FYI: The Haunting of Hill House = SO GOOD) and wrote down my 5 Travel Tips just for you!
1. Research Your Destination
I know this may seem like a no brainer, HOWEVER I think most people miss the different things there are to do around the city/country they’ll be visiting. Of course you have a general idea, but I personally like to visit places local’s go, not just tourist stuff, which is usually what the travel websites will post about.
You have to dig a little deeper. I tend to look on Instagram and search certain hashtags to view different restaurants and bars that look good. Usually, they will post their drinks and food, but you can also see other people’s pictures who check in and post about it! Gives you a better idea of the vibes. Of course asking friends/family who have been works too!
2. Visit Your Airlines Website
Ok, again you may be thinking ” who doesn’t do this”, but you would be surprised. I have witnessed people at the airport in shock because they have to pay for their carry on bag that they thought was included. The worst. Make sure to visit the website of whatever airline/ transportation you plan to take. Check to see how many bags you can check/ carry on, and what is allowed in your bags (size, weight, etc.).
3. Plan Your Outfits Ahead Of Time
Ladies, I know how we can be, especially when it comes to what we wear. My biggest piece of advice would be to plan out what you want to wear BEFORE you pack it. Try on the clothes so you get a good idea of how you look and feel in it even if you’ve worn it before.
I also tend to pack shoes that will go with more than one outfit. You don’t have a lot of room in your suitcase so you want to make sure your getting the most out of what you pack. Think black or neutral colors, they go with everything!
P.s – Make sure to check what the weather will be while there!
4. Start Packing Early
The worst thing you could do is wait until the last minute to pack your bags. More than likely you will forget something you REALLY needed! I generally start to pack 3 days before I leave. This gives me time to run to the store if needed, and make sure all my clothes are washed and accounted for.
5. Order The Drink!
Yes, yes, and more yes. When you get to the airport, or if you wait until your on the plane ORDER A DRINK! You are on vacation now and trust me you deserve it! If you forgot anything, you can always buy it ( that’s what credit cards are for, right?!) and if you are afraid of flying it will calm your nerves. 🙂
I can’t wait to share our time in Denver with you & if you have any advice, or tips of your own I’d love to hear!