With holiday travel just around the corner, packing is a task on the to-do list that that often ends up being pushed to the last minute because of the how distasteful it can be. With some planning and preparation as well as starting early, you’ll be able to focus on the fun awaiting you as you head off for your next travel adventure!

Cubes – Packing cubes are available in a variety of sizes, styles and brands and they are AMAZING. They are a game changer when it comes to keeping your bags organized. By compartmentalizing the items packed you will know exactly where to find each item as soon as you open your bag!

Shoes – Shoes are heavy and bulky so bring only 1-2 pairs that are comfortable and casual, but can also be dressed up for nicer attire.

Layers – Pack by outfit and bring options that can mix, match and layer to maximize space and to provide options to keep you comfortable in a variety of weather changes.

Toiletries – Keep a pre-packed Dopp kit ready to go with duplicates of all of your essential items to avoid the scenario of having to wait to finish packing until you’ve brushed your teeth or applied your make-up.

Accessories – Select items that are tasteful and classic so they can be paired with a variety of outfits.

If possible, begin packing at least 48 hours before departure to give yourself time to launder items and collect any necessities you might be missing. It is also helpful to lay out the items to pack to give you time to consider items you might be able to remove or ways you can better maximize space.

We carry a variety of light day bags as well as our favorite luggage piece of all time the Fjallraven bag that can double as a duffle bag and backpack. You’ll travel in comfort and style!