Plans may become useless or subject to change, but planning is an essential activity you have to undertake. Even more so when all your bags are packed and you’re ready to go to a new country far away from your home base. Planning in advance on what you will wear in the new country really helps alleviate the overthinking of what to wear in the mornings and thus makes everything much more relaxing. In this post, I am going to share yet another set of packing picks with you because we are all set to fly off to far east i.e. Hong Kong & China for 3 weeks of major discovery.
“Travelling leaves you speechless,
Then turns you into a storyteller.”- Ibn Battuta
While you’ll be reading this post, I find myself sitting in another long haul flight from London to New Delhi. I’ve experienced a fair amount of time in the air at both ends of the planes, and I can vouch for it that with very little preparation well in advance can actually revolutionise how you feel up in the air and at the end of your journey!
If you’ve been following our travels on Instagram, Facebook and over here over the past few months, you’ll see we’ve planned to explore a few European cities this summer–we are done with Vienna in Austria and we’ve planned to do 3 more countries (Belgium, Poland and Luxembourg) within this month! And why not! London is the ultimate city from which to explore Europe, in all its glory. We are pretty much always within a short flight from every European city! Figuring out how to pack for this mini city breaks is a fun challenge (every single look was thought out in advance, because we could only take one cabin luggage as we usually travel in budget airlines within Europe- it’s convenient and economic). In this post, I’m passing on my packing secrets for mini city breaks to you.
All eyes will be on the Brazilian behemoth in August for the Olympic games, but smart voyagers are planning their visit either earlier or later in the year, when the streets are emptier but the feel-good factor lingers. It’s hard to picture a city more generously endowed with natural beauty, with golden beaches and densely forested mountains surrounding a city that pulses to a samba beat. Yes, the Olympics are a big deal, but in Rio every night is a potential street party. Beautographer and I have arrived in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil this morning.
It’s that time of the year again when I’m writing this Packing Picks series for the third time in this year; this time for Russia. Team OneTimeFashionista has chosen Russia to be the destination for the third voyage du 2015. Since we can’t go to Pluto, we are off to Russia! Some of you may not know that the surface area of the Pluto is ”about the same surface area as Russia”. This is my funny take on the beautographer’s choice to travel to Russia as he argued since it’s the largest country on planet Earth, our voyage stories will have a huge coverage on the global map as far as size is concerned. To me, Russia still holds an alien place in my list of preferred destinations to see before I die. Having said that, there is so much beauty to see in the world. The desire to travel and experience the beauty of nature with your naked eyes is the best feeling in the world. To get up, close and sometimes personal to experience a different culture, climate, and meeting new people is a treasure of a lifetime. But planning a holiday can be so stressful that you will need a short break after your actual holiday! Conceptualising, planning and then packing can take so much time, and the expectations and excitements can make other things to take back seat. As you have been updated with glimpses of my wardrobe for Russia on Instagram and Facebook, I also have some handy tips for you to make things a little bit easier to pack for Russia that will take care of some of those little details we often forget before we embark on our voyage to this land of the Tsars.
My fashionistas, it is highly probable that I might be some about 30,000 to 40,000 feet high flying through great circle route, passing over polar regions while you are reading this post. Yes, as said earlier, I’m making my maiden trip to South America for an action packed two weeks of my life. By now, you all know that I love to be organized. It’s critical for me—if I don’t plan ahead, my stress level reaches to high point. When it comes to packing, it really helps me to have a regular list of what I’ll need for different trips. I go away on holidays as much as I could afford, so it’s particularly important that I have an all-day list down pat. Knowing your essentials not only means that you can pack in just a few minutes, ok, may not be in few minutes but at least an hour or two—a huge plus when you’re leaving from the office (yes I did that too when I was traveling to West Coast earlier this year, or on an unexpected weekend getaway—it also makes it so much less likely that you’ll forget something. Ever show up at the beach without your suit? You know what I mean;) Continue reading Escape With Style: Five Hero-Items