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How to Pack for an Extended Trip

How to Pack for an Extended Trip

Packing for an extended trip can be one of the hardest things a traveler can do. Examples of extended trips are things like studying abroad, summer internships, and even backpacking around the world. Whether your trip is to one place or many, any trip over 3 weeks long poses a specific set of challenges when it comes to packing. How often do I want to do laundry? Can I repurpose pieces so I am not repeating the same outfits over…

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Hawaii: My Big Island Packing List

Hawaii: My Big Island Packing List

Aloha everyone! Today is my last day on the island and I am 100% not ready to head back to the real world. This trip has been amazing and I can’t wait to share more of it throughout this month. If you want to see some of the great photos I have been taking be sure to head over to my Instagram to see some great shots I have managed to take while here. Now to the point of today’s…

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My Carry-On Essentials for Long Haul Flights

My Carry-On Essentials for Long Haul Flights

As you can probably tell at this point, I LOVE to travel. Seeing new places, meeting new people, learning about a new culture, all of these things thrill me. Now the one aspect of travel that I do not always love is the long, often exhausting plane ride. In order to survive these flights, I have come up with a few essentials that I always pack in my carry-on to help me stay comfortable and sane no matter how many…

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My Packing List for 10 Days in London

My Packing List for 10 Days in London

Note: This post contains affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here. If you ask me, packing is literally #theworst because of how much effort it requires. However, I love to curate my outfits for a trip because it lets me get the perfect pictures to remember my trip by. For my 10 day trip to London this month, my friends and I decided we wanted to look super cute, so packing required extra thought. And let me tell you, it was not…

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My Makeup Must-haves for Travel

My Makeup Must-haves for Travel

Note: This post contains affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here. As I discussed in my post How to Always Looks Cute While Traveling, I really make it a point to look good when I am traveling. For me, this means that I always have at least my makeup basics on hand, even when I am traveling in a more minimalist way. I applaud women who can look amazing without a trace of makeup, but I really enjoy trying out new things…

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The Best Shoes for Travel

The Best Shoes for Travel

If someone made me choose between never buying new clothes for the rest of my life, or never shoe shopping again, I would immediately learn how sew my own clothes in order to not give up my love for shoes. One of my biggest issues when packing for a trip is limiting the number of shoes I am packing to a select few to save space(especially with my size 11 feet). As a result, I have a few staple pairs…

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How To Always Look Cute While Traveling

How To Always Look Cute While Traveling

Everyone has that one friend that looks absolutely perfect in every single one of their travel photos from their perfect makeup and hair to their adorable outfit, but achieving that effortlessly cute look requires a lot more planning than I imagined. Now, as a self-described basic white girl, I enjoy the finer things in life such as starbucks, pinterest, and having the perfect photos to show my friends after a trip. For the various trips I have taken over the…

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Backpack Review: Osprey Porter 46L

Backpack Review: Osprey Porter 46L

Note: This post contains affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here. A traveler’s backpack is often one of their most prized possessions, and with good reason because a lot of work goes into picking out your backpack and making sure its just right for the kind of travel you are doing. This past Christmas, I decided it was time to make the leap and invest in a quality, carryon-sized backpack that I could use for upcoming adventures, including my 2.5 week trip…

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Pinterest: The Ultimate Travel Planning Tool

Pinterest: The Ultimate Travel Planning Tool

Every traveler has the one tool that they couldn’t survive the planning stage of a trip without. For some, its an excel spreadsheet and for others its a trusty notebook, but for me it’s my Pinterest boards. From long term destination ideas to country-specific advice to packing lists, Pinterest has everything I need to help with every aspect of planning for a trip. On my personal Pinterest account, I have a board for destinations I want to visit, one for…

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Two Weeks Backpacking Europe: Packing your Backpack

Two Weeks Backpacking Europe: Packing your Backpack

Note: This post contains affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here. Hi, my name is Debbie and I am an over-packer. If there were such a group as over-packers anonymous, I would definitely need to attend meetings, but alas there is not and I am forced to confront my overpacking problems on my own with no help by the endless supply of packing lists and tips on the internet. As I said in my earlier post about the planning of this trip,…

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