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Packing and Travel Tips

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I tend to create packing lists over and over again, so I thought, whyyy not post a check-list here that everyone can reference, myself included..

See my list below of travel essentials that make plane (or car) rides much more enjoyable.  Also, scroll through to find a ski/snowboard trip checklist, along with a more comprehensive basic packing list.

Travel essentials (good for plane or car trips):

  • Comfy scarf (blanket scarf in the winter or gauzy scarf in summer)
    Oversized cardi (lighter weight in the summer, of never know where AC is blasting)–preferably one with big pockets, to hold snackies and soothing tea
  • Earbuds to plug in and fade away from crying babies or annoying neighbors
  • Snacks, snacks, snacks to avoid getting haangry, roarrrz (Sandwich, almonds, Kashi bar..)
  • Gum for the ear popping and travel breath
  • A good book & magazine 
  • Hair tie for when your hair needs hiding after hours of sleeping on it in weird positions against a plane window or irritated neighbor
  • ..Or beanie/cap to fix this problem
  • Calming lavendar lotion for a bit of relaxation
  • Lip balm (Baby Lips is amaze)
  • Mini perfume to smell slightly less bad after all of that travel
  • Mini foldable hair brush if you are high maintenance
  • Mini makeup bag of essentials (eyeliner, blush, under eye concealer..)
  • Slouchy tank and stretchy yoga pants so you don’t feel your muffin top the whole ride
  • Fave pair of sunnies – obvi!
  • A couple energizing new songs added to your iphone
  • A pen…no one ever seems to have one..
  • Phone charger (or car charger..)
  • Portable phone charger (be sure to charge it before hand!) and charging cable
  • Girly products (tamps..) and girly meds (BC)
  • Emergen-C packet to boost your immune system
  • Driver’s License/ID/passport
  • Any documents needed for travel– boarding pass, rental car info, fun to-dos…
  • Cash

Packing Tips

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(snackies pockets!..)
Separate packing list for skiing/board trips:
  • Ski/board pants and onesie!
  • Ski/board coat
  • Wool sweater
  • thermal layers for underneath pants and sweater
  • Turtle or bandana
  • Helmet
  • Goggles
  • Gloves
  • Glove liners
  • Balaclava mask for cold days
  • Sports bra
  • Hand and foot warmers
  • Ski/board boots
  • ski/board socks
  • Chapstick
  • Earbuds
  • Cliff bars
  • Tea bag (lodge food and bevs are expensive..water is frees money!)
  • Roller board bag with large pockets for boots
  • Mini sunblock for re-application during the day (unless you’re working on your goggle tan)
  • Camelback/backpack
  • GoPro
  • Any sort of season pass you have (Epic Pass)
  • Skis or snowboard!!
  • Andd don’t forget your basics, like underwear, pj’s and toiletries! See list below..

General packing suggestions:

  • Pj’s
  • Underwear
  • Bras (sport, night..)
  • Deodorant
  • Razor
  • Face wash
  • Face cream
  • Mini body wash
  • Body lotion
  • Eye makeup remover & pads
  • Toothbrush and paste
  • Hair brush
  • Hair products (heat protective, styling cream, hair spray, hair masque, leave in conditioner, hair oil….)
  • Hair dryer/curler
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Shoes for every occasion
  • A basic clutch that can work with any outfit
  • Day and night outfits..
  • Swimsuit (beach vacay or hot tub..)
  • Camera
  • Versatile jewelry
  • Makeup (all of the makeup you left out to use before leaving on the trip!)