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Travel in Style: Unpacking My Secrets for the Perfect Trip!


Hello, my fellow wanderlusters! Have you ever found yourself reminiscing about your past travels and pondering over ways to enhance those experiences? Do you wish to capture unforgettable memories and capture breath-taking photos on your upcoming adventures? Well, fret no more!

As an experienced traveller, I've gained valuable insights on how to plan and pack for trips like a pro, and I'm thrilled to reveal my insider secrets. From crafting meticulous packing lists to strategically coordinating outfits for every activity, I've got you covered. In addition to all that, I also have my must-have list of travel items that I take along with me. So, fasten your seatbelts, grab yourself a cup of coffee, and let's embark on this journey together!


First things first, I always start with research. Once I know where we’re going, I search for the best places to visit, the most exciting things to do, and of course, the most Instagrammable spots to snap some amazing pictures.

This is where Wanderlog comes in handy! It's my go-to tool for planning my itinerary and sharing it with my travel companions. Wanderlog is an all-in-one travel planning tool that helps you create a custom itinerary, add notes and photos, and calculate travel times between activities. You can also share and collaborate on your itinerary in real-time with travel companions, and even book accommodations and transportation through the app. Its super easy to use and very helpful when planning my trips.


When it comes to travel, I take my outfits seriously. I mean, who doesn't want to look good and stand out in their vacation photos? That's why, once I have a clear idea of the places I'll be visiting,

I start looking at images of the places I'm planning to visit so that I can plan my outfits and accessories accordingly.

I even make piles of clothes for each day to ensure that I match my outfits to the location and background colour so that I can look my best in every shot. For instance, if I'm exploring ancient ruins or other places with a monotone background, I opt for brighter colours to make sure I pop in the picture.

But if I'm visiting museums or monuments, I prefer to stick to a monotone colour palette to avoid overpowering the beauty and art around me in the images. It's all about finding that perfect balance between my outfit and the surroundings.


I love showcasing my personal style when I travel, and packing a variety of clothing options is key to achieving that. From dresses to skirts to trousers, I make sure to have options that allow me to mix and match outfits and create different looks. But it's not just about style - I also make sure to consider the activities planned for the day and choose my outfit accordingly. If I'm going on a bike ride, I'll opt for trousers or shorts instead of a dress or skirt. And if I'm visiting a religious monument, I always make sure to dress respectfully. Taking the time to plan my outfits not only ensures that I'm appropriately dressed for each activity, but it also makes me feel more confident and excited for my trip. Plus, let's not forget the bonus of having stunning vacation photos to look back on!

When it comes to packing, I always make a detailed list of everything I need to bring with me. And I mean everything! From clothes to toiletries to travel documents, I jot down every item on my list. And, to avoid any last-minute panic attacks, I even make a separate list of things I need to do before leaving, like watering my plants or taking out the trash etc.


Now, let's talk packing strategy. I start planning and packing for my trip at least a few weeks in advance, giving myself plenty of time to get everything sorted. I find that this way, I'm not rushing around at the last minute, and I can take the time to ensure that I have everything I need. Plus, it helps me avoid those last-minute impulse packing decisions that usually end up taking up precious suitcase space.


When it comes to packing my clothes, I've found that rolling them instead of folding them is the way to go. Not only does it save space and prevent wrinkles, but I also organize them into rolls by outfit. While packing cubes are popular among travellers, I tend to avoid them because I'm always pushing the weight limit for my luggage. Instead, I maximize every inch of space by packing items tightly together. However, if you're looking to save weight and space, I highly recommend vacuum storage bags. They are a game-changer and can help you fit more into your carry-on if needed.

Another pro tip is to pack a smaller bag inside your suitcase. This way, you'll have an extra bag for souvenirs or dirty laundry on your way back home. It's always good to have some extra space in case you find some cute trinkets to bring back with you!


Lastly, I always pack some essentials in my carry-on bag, like a book, charger, snacks, face cleansing wipes, clean underwear, and a set of PJs in case my bags get delayed or lost. You never know when you'll need them, and it's better to be safe than sorry.


When it comes to traveling, I've learned the hard way that certain items are a must-have for a stress-free and comfortable trip. Here are a few of my go-to essentials that I never leave home without:

1. First up, a travel steamer. Ironing clothes in a hotel room can be a hassle, and who wants to waste precious vacation time on that? A travel steamer is a lifesaver - it's compact, lightweight, and can quickly and easily remove wrinkles from your clothes.

2. Another essential is a hair multi-styler. With limited suitcase space, you don't want to lug around multiple hair tools. A multi-styler is a game-changer - it's versatile and can help you achieve different hairstyles without taking up too much space in your luggage.

3. I also never leave home without my indoor sandals. Walking around barefoot in hotel rooms or Airbnb’s just isn't my thing, and wearing socks all the time can feel uncomfortable. Indoor sandals are the perfect solution - they're lightweight, easy to pack, and keep your feet clean and protected.

4. Finally, a travel mirror with lighting. I can't count the number of times I've stayed in places with inadequate mirrors or had to fight with my travel companions over limited mirror space. A travel mirror with lighting solves both problems - it's compact, portable, and provides ample lighting for getting ready in any space.

These items might seem small, but trust me, they make a big difference in ensuring a stress-free and enjoyable trip.


In conclusion, planning and packing for a trip can be daunting, but it doesn't have to be! With a little bit of research and planning, some handy tools like Wanderlog, and a good sense of style, you'll be ready to embark on your next adventure in no time. So, pack your bags, grab your camera, and let's explore the world together!



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Saima Ekram-Vyas
Saima Ekram-Vyas
May 15, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

Needed this today !!!!!!

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

So much essential information on style and preparation beautifully and effectively composed!

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Wajeeha Khan
Wajeeha Khan
May 15, 2023
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Waiting for my next trip!!!

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Guest
May 15, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

Perfect planning!

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