One of my favorite things to do is travel. There is nothing more exciting than getting on a plane knowing that a new destination is waiting on the other side, ready to be explored. Over the years, I have developed a bit of a pre-travel routine and I want to share it with you all today.
Use a Packing List. There is nothing I hate more than arriving at my destination only to find out I’ve forgot to pack some of the essentials. Having a packing list helps minimize the chances of the important stuff being forgotten. Check out some of my favorite packing lists here and here
Outfit Plan. I like to go through my wardrobe and plan a few outfits for my trip. This prevents me from over packing and alleviates the hassle of deciding what to wear on vacation.
Utilize Your Carry-on Thoughtfully. There is nothing worse than starting your vacation and finding out that your luggage has been lost. Avoid the stress of having nothing to wear by keeping a few complete outfits in your carry-on.
Organize Travel Documents. Check your passport (months before) to ensure it hasn’t expired or been misplaced and keep it in a safe place with your flight and hotel itinerary. I can’t stress the importance of this step enough! One time, before travelling, the hubby and I realized that we had lost both our passports. After turning our house upside down without avail, we had to go to the passport offices and ask for a rush delivery. Luckily enough, it arrived in time - but talk about stressful!
Bring Moisturizing Hair Care Products. Previously, I avoided packing extra shampoo and conditioner with me on vacation, knowing that most hotels provide it free. However, I’ve found that my hair tends to do weird things when I travel, especially to places with high humidity. I need products that will lock in moisture to avoid my hair from soaking up all the surrounding moisture from the environment. I’ll be taking this nutritive set by Keratase Paris to keep my hair in check. Not only will I be using the shampoo and conditioner, but also an oil-based serum to keep my hair looking healthy, full-bodied and smooth.
How do you prepare yourself for a vacation? Are there any beauty essentials you must bring with you?