Packing your bag for a weekend adventure can sometimes be the biggest challenge of the whole trip. You want to make sure you have everything you need yet make it all fit in one small bag that you'll be hauling around trains or buses. Planning is key here, and with these simple steps you will get a perfect start to your trip.
Make a list.
This one doesn't come as a surprise but it's extremely helpful if don't want to forget ANYTHING. Make a list, grab a suitcase and start packing!
Get the vitals in first.
Some people like the packing process to take a few days to enjoy the pre-travel vibes (Hi mom!) If this is the case, make sure you get the most important things in first. For me that means medicin, passport and credit card. Everything else, annoying as it may be, could be replaced. And if it's something as important as medication, pack double. One in each bag. Trust the girl who stood 5 hours in line and fought with 4 airport attendants to get her inhaler from the layover storage room in Doha.
Don't over pack. Don't. Over. Pack.
If you haven't worn it in the last two months, don't bring it. Going away for four days? Two day outfits and two night outfits will suffice. Besides, you will need some room for the shopping, right?
Put most effort in your travel wear.
What you wear, you don't have to carry. So travel in you sneakers and put the sandals in the bag. Travel in your cozy sweater and it won't take up half suitcase. Headphones around your neck, laptop and book in you carry on and you're set.
Your travel documents go in one place, your beauty products in one and you underwear in another. It will make it easier to keep track of what you bringing and will make everything easier to find.
Lastly.. Be safe.
Your going to a foreign city away from home. And while staying at a hotel, it's extremely easy to leave something behind. Don't pack anything you absolutely can't afford to lose. Comfort and basics, it's the smarter thing to do.
Enjoy your trip!
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