That’s right, I’m hitting the road again and this time I’m heading overseas! If you follow me on social media, then you’ve probably noticed that I’ve dropped a few travel hints. I’m going on a two week trip to England, Ireland and Scotland – and one day in Paris! – on a British Isles cruise with my mom, and I leave TODAY!
I am also excited to say that all of my planning, organizing and research (aka pinning like mad on Pinterest) has totally paid off because I am leaving for TWO weeks in Europe with only TWO carry-on bags!
I spent more time than I care to admit planning exactly what I was going to pack and wear for touring around the U.K., but I really wanted to shop and pack smart, and I think I did. I’m going to wait until I get back from my trip, however, to share everything I packed only because I want to see how everything works before I give any advice! ;)
That being said, here are two of my favorite packing lists that I found during my “research” on Pinterest:
The first pin, from Oh Happy Day, provided most of the inspiration for my packing list. I absolutely loved all of the dresses she chose and actually chose to pack a majority of dresses because they do double duty, from day to night! The second pin had more casual outfit options, but again, I liked the versatility of the pieces and the minimal list, which really helped inspire me to cut down my own packing list.
The other piece of advice I encountered again and again was PACKING CUBES! I got this set of 4 packing cubes from IKEA for only $7.99 (with an IKEA Family membership, otherwise they’re $9.99). They are a really great deal, and they are a total lifesaver when it comes to packing, I promise! (You can find them here.)
I actually used some IKEA packing cubes for my most recent trip to Nashville, and that’s when I became convinced. I just love the organization factor, and the cubes totally helped me fit all of my clothes into my suitcase and tote bag.
Now that my bags are packed and I’ve said my good-byes, it’s time for me to hit the road! Delightfully Kristi won’t be totally silent while I’m gone. I’ve got several posts scheduled including a couple fabulous Thrift Style Thursday outfits and this month’s #MonthlyMani. So stay tuned, and to follow me on my travel adventures, be sure to keep an eye on my Facebook page, Twitter or Instagram accounts!
As always, thanks for reading!