StyleLife: Travel Tips

July is here and prime vacation season is once again upon us. With the Fourth of July and warm weather ahead, there is no better time to take a break from your routine and get away for some relaxation. Which is exactly what I am busy doing right now with my husband in Las Vegas. While I am busy shopping and lounging by the pool, here are my favorite travel tips and an easy printable packing list to help make your next vacation a little easier.

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1} While cleaning your house before you leave can be a hassle, it is worth it to come home without a list of chores that need completing. I also like to have all my clothes washed so I don’t have double the laundry upon my return!

2} My must have apps include:

Flipboard – To catch up on my favorite blogs.

Twitter – To keep up with social media and share great travel finds.

Instagram – What’s better than sharing your travel photos instantly?

Alarm System – Ours notifies when the alarm has been deactivated so we know our home is safe and sound.

Pinterest – Great for wasting time in the airport while waiting on your flight.

3] There is nothing worse than lost luggage, so never leave anything you cherish in your checked baggage.

4} Free water vs. $3 bottled water? Easy decision.

5} Inevitably my packed liquids always leak, so packing them in airtight bags prevents them from ruining my precious clothes.

6} Do you really want your shoes that are full of dirt and germs contaminating your clean clothing? I didn’t think so.

7} Everyone knows I love shopping on a trip, so I always make sure to have room or an extra bag to bring some goodies home!

8} Even if it is 100 degrees at your destination, airplanes, airports and restaurants are ALWAYS freezing.

9} Nothing stresses me out quite like airport security, so I always make sure to wear sandals or slip-on shoes to make things move a little quicker.

10} Vacations should be FUN, not stressful!

Packing List | www.pinqueblog.com

{Click image for printable 8.5×11 version}

Where are you headed for vacation this summer?

6 Responses to StyleLife: Travel Tips

  1. Fashionistamama says:

    No where! Grrrrrr Another staycation for us so have fun for me baby girl! At least I have the convention in August to look forward to!

  2. becomingwise says:

    I always like to include a colour palette with my packing. That way every piece I bring can be mixed and matched together, and I can reduce the size of my suitcase! Also, a flatiron can double as (or in my case, replace) a curling iron. I'm all about carrying around as little as possible!

    • PinQue says:

      That is a great tip Lyndsey! I actually do the same and it worked so well on my trip last week. A lot of black and white prints with some colorful add ons! Though I still ended up over packing as always, oops!

  3. Simply Life says:

    love the packing list! I used to make one but now just hope I remember everything! :)

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  5. try this says:

    I always make it a point to download must-have apps before leaving for vacation trips. A mobile map, especially always come in handy. Games are also suggested to bust long hours of waiting in line for a theme park ride or waiting for the plane to land. Great tips!

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