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Recently wonderful guys from RelayRides asked me to write about my travels. I do love traveling and for me it's amazing to travel no matter where (so prepare for a huge post). I was very happy to share my thoughts about it as actually due to changes in my life for now we are not traveling as often and big as we did before.
Each travel starts with packing a bag. Each bag should work. Also a good bag or a backpack works the best if you empty it and carry along during the walk having some necessary extra stuff with you.
I'm a fan of light travels. Usually my hubby and I wear a simple backpack where we put everything we need. Two weeks trip to NY and Costa Rica was made with two backpacks (each qualified for worst condition hand luggage size) and a camera bag. I usually work my closet to vary the most with least of clothes. But there are some essential things I take always like at least on sweater even if it's summer because nobody knows may be we end up somewhere in cooler part like mountains of would have a long walk late in the night). And you can never be sure about the weather: e.g. in 2013 in late May Max and I were in Italy. During the planning we check the forecasts and took swimsuits instead we were running across the Milano looking for an extra sweater. Or in 2014 in Sweden we couldn't sky because there accidentally were no snow ( we couldn't avoid it as there still was a chance slopes would reopen next day which didn't happen).
The basic tip about short travels - plan you outfits before the trip if you don't want to end up with a pack of stuff you can't normally mix. Not sure about the mood - accessory would definitely help.
Now lets imagine we are going for a weekend trip right now:
2 bright light sweaters (one would probably on for the airport), one of them would also work with blouse or shirt under
2 undertows (probably a tank top)
a shirt
extra pants (even for a weekend extra pants are necessary - you can't guarantee you would fall, get a stain eating or else. Tip - if you don't have enough space  better throw your extra sweater or top off but never pants). Plus they make a great add to outfits. I don't recommend skirts at all as I usually walk a lot and want to be sure I'm not showing my panties if I saw something interesting and want to see it closer or accidentally decide to go off road.
boots (fine boots, ones you are completely confident with. Tip - new shoes are always a bad idea for travels)
3 pairs of socks + one extra which carry along during the walk
things you need for hygiene like toothbrushes each in travel size, don't forget medicine you need or may need (like I always even during the winter take my allergic pills even though I'm allergic to blooming. Tip (!) if you have some food allergy and you may be out of big touristic places make sure you have a list of things you are allergic to in native language; I'm allergic to honey and this tip saved me million times).
Documents. Tip check million times before leaving. It's also good to have a travel document case.
Travel size make up kit - for example I have Dior make up kit, which actually gives me everything I need for basic make up)
Tablet pc (phone can discharge if you have more important calls you planned and it's easier to check maps on it, plus you can carry along come movies you may want to watch before going to sleep with your companion which is always impossible with a phone, even the lightest laptop could never work fine on street and it's heavier).
Accessories. Usually rings, necklaces, earrings and bracelets doesn't need much space or weight too much. Take more than you need because good accessory can make your outfit sparkle and make you feel different in a flash. I also take at least two hats (seasons doesn't matter). My hubs' and my hat sizes are almost the same so we share the hat collection. One on me and other on him - no actual extra luggage but a great add to any outfit. Plus it works good if it happens to rain and you need time to pull you umbrella  out of bag.
You can also add some fine and small add of LBD and small pumps if you think you might need some formal wear. For example, never be sure you wouldn't end up on classic music concert or opera in Wien.

























Look at the example (it's Oslo trip for 3,5 days) - it shows my basic travel choice. I had two sweaters and two pairs or pants. I actually haven't 'killed' pair from the first photo but made my 'necessary extra' work next day + I had extra accessory which I used and extra hat - scarf, shoes, coat, gloves are the same.
By the way, some posts before I showed my newest backpack from Fecbek which is amazing for travels. It's big enough so for a weekend trip for two actually.
I also wanted to share the link about airport rentals in USA from this company which is very useful during trips in there and after all renting in airport saves time - isn't it exactly what we need during short trips?

Tell me your secrets of perfect light travel kit.
 

Have a nice day,
Lyosha

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  1. Great tips and thank you for sharing!

    xo Azu

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  2. Thanks for sharing these cool tips!

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    xoxo

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  4. Hello from Spain: fabulous tips. Nice pics. keep in touch

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  5. Nice tips :) I like your blog!

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  6. Thank you for leaving such a kind comment on my blog!

    xxx
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  7. Nice tips and pics!
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  9. Great post! Thanks for sharing.
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  12. Thanks for sharing these lovely tips! I love to travel~

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  13. Fabulous tips
    You look amazing

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