One of the greatest adventures of life is stepping foot into a place you’ve never been before. The rush of being surrounded by new scenery, hearing the sounds of a culture other than your own, smelling the scent of the air in a new city - these sensations are unparalleled.
Whether you’ve got a major itch to travel or are content with hopping around new cities close to your own, packing is where many women go overboard. You don’t need a suitcase that you have to sit on to close. In fact, traveling lightly can make your trip even more fun because you won’t be lugging around enough clothing for a month-long safari.
A little can go a long way when it comes to traveling so, whether you’re heading out for a day trip, a weekend getaway, or a week-long explore-a-thon, use these packing lists to help you prepare.
Whether you’re walking out your front door intent on getting to know your city like a tourist or driving a few hours to explore a city you’ve never been to before, packing may seem like no big deal. But, take it from us, you’re going to want to be at least somewhat prepared.
The only consistent thing about adventure is that it’s ever-changing. Even if your trip is going to last less than 24 hours, you’ll want to have these basics on hand, just in case:
- A jacket
- Small first aid kit - bandaids, hydrocortisone cream, and a pack of baby wipes should do the trick
- Shoes that are made for walking (your wedges are adorable but your feet might hate you if you traipse around in them...