Despite the annoying heat wave hitting us here in San Diego, holiday season is in full swing! Thanksgiving is 2 weeks away, Christmas is 6 and Starbucks has officially unleashed Red Cup season. If that doesn’t put you in the holiday spirit, then I don’t know what will.
Though I’m lucky enough to have family within driving distance, I’ve spent my fair share of time doing long distance traveling. From flying and driving across country over my four years in college and a semester of travel abroad in Europe, I’ve clocked in plenty of far travel. By no means have I totally mastered the travel game (i.e. the time I forgot my ID at home and didn’t realize it until I was in the security line at the airport… yikes), here are a few of my tips and tricks for all you babes who are logging some major travel miles this holiday season.
Dress for Comfort, Not the Runway
I’m a huge advocate of comfy chic wear for long distance traveling. Whether it be a long flight or a road trip, I tend to lean towards an outfit that I could curl up in easily but is a little more put together than just sweats. Leggings are a major must, as well as comfortable shoes. For tops and sweaters, try to go for something more on the baggy side. It’s always good to carry a sweater too, in case it gets cold or you need a makeshift pillow!
Over the Ear Phones
This is definitely one I learned the hard way. I used to hate these kinds of headphones- I thought they were bulky and impractical (and usually not the cutest). But I’ve begun to realize that for travel, they’re ideal. They’re much better for your ears, especially in high altitudes. Keep the buds for the gym, but grab a pair of oversized headphones like these for travel and give your ears a break!
Always pack an oversized bag to keep with you at all times with your essentials. It should always be easy to access throughout your trip- as a carryon or the bag you keep under your feet in the car.I’m in love with duffels like this one – definitely next on my shopping list. Keep snacks (classic fave!), your phone + headphones, sunglasses, chargers, books, etc. Anything you need to keep you busy and comfortable. Which brings me to my next tip…
Books, Magazines, Podcasts, Oh My!
Always have something to do! Pack a page turner, a stack of magazines and load up your Spotify playlists. I’ve also become a huge fan of podcasts recently- I listen to them on my way to work, at the gym, in the morning when I get ready. They make time seem to fly! [Keep an eye out later this month for some of my faves!]
What are your top travel tips?!