Friday, July 9, 2010

Friend Friday: Summer Travel

For this week's edition of Friend Friday, Katy is asking questions about traveling during the summer.  She's had the good fortune of taking a trip already and has another one planned, too.  Lucky! 

The most I have planned right now is a little weekend getaway for a mini Family Reunion, but that's better than nothin'!

1. Are you going anywhere this summer that will require a suitcase? 
Actually, yes!  I don't travel very much and I'm TERRIFIED of flying, so we stick to car trips.  In just a few weeks, my daughter and I are driving with my parents to the beach with some family for a few days.  My husband has some gigs in town so he's not able to come. :(

2. What are your 'must-pack' items? 
Well, since we're going to the beach, I would say definitely a bathing suit! Comfy sleepwear for drafty hotel rooms, sanitizer and anti-bac handwash because hotels usually just have face soap in the bathroom (what's up with that, anyway?), make-up, a nice outfit in case we go to dinner, shorts. I think "must-pack" is very specific to your destination rather than just summer travel in general. 

3. When it comes to makeup how much of your collection do you pack? What do you take? What do you leave behind?
I wear pretty minimal make-up year-round anyway, so I pack my entire itty bitty make-up bag.  I wear eyeliner, mascara, eyeshadow (two shades in one case) and...oh wait, that's it. I never use foundation or liquid make-up or powder (well, powder only when we're doing family photos or if I know lots of pictures will be taken), never use blush or bronzer, and never wear lipstick.  I'm kind of boring. 

4. Do you have any travel packing advice?
I really don't - I'm the one who NEEDS travel packing advice!  I see so many bloggers who are able to pack minimally and it makes me wonder how they do it!  When you pack so that you can mix and match your outfits and thus not have to bring so much, how exactly does that work?  Do you wash your clothes before you remix them into another outfit?  I think that's why I always over pack.  I pack complete outfits and never remix anything because I know I won't be able to do laundry and I can't wear something that's already been worn without washing it first. Someone help me!

5. What one item should every woman pack when going on a vacation?  
Deodorant.  Seriously.  Don't forget that. 

That's it for this week's Friend Friday!  Be sure to check out Katy's blog at Modly Chic to link to some of the other bloggers for their answers!


  1. The only reason I know how to pack is because I travel so often for work...honestly, practice makes perfect. And yes, never forget deodorant! :)


  2. I am terrified of flying too!!! I try and pack lightly but it never works out too well!

  3. It's been 10 years since I last flew, and I have to fly alone for the first time next month. I'm rather worried!

  4. Anna Jane - you must have some god pointers if you travel so often!

    Tricia - glad to know I'm not alone. :)

    Cara - I am now worried FOR you! I can't even imagine! Actually, yes I can, I considered flying to TN to surprise a friend with a group of girlfriends all in different states, but I'm so scared I just can't do it. Are you able to see a doctor for some kind of sedative? Or maybe fly business so you can get free cocktails?! Or...both? Okay maybe just business class with a sedative and without the cocktails, that'd be more safe.

  5. Ha!'re right! That is more crucial than anything else! I tend to pack in outfits too. I find when I don't, I end up over-packing.

    ♥ V


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