Happy Friday Fit Friends! I admit, I can be a serious over packer. I mean, who doesn’t like to have options? Alas, traveling is not what it used to be. Checking bags nowadays is more of a gamble than it’s worth. Much to my husband’s delight, I have worked on my packing skills. I have come up with a plan to pack for an active weekend getaway and fit it everything in a carry on. Here’s how to do it.
Pack for an active summer weekend getaway with a carry on bag
Expert vacation packing starts with a strategic travel outfit. I fly wearing either a pair of basic black capri pants or lightweight black pants that can easily be washed in my hotel for another wear. Both can also be used for hiking or sight seeing. A solid color t shirt is the perfect match. Comfy and practical.
I will pack one outfit for yoga, one for hiking, one for biking and one for running. That way I know I am covered for almost any activity we decide to do. I take along 2 sports bras go in and they can be rinsed out for a second use. Sometimes just take them into the hotel shower to wash them out super quickly.
I stuff my socks into a second pair of shoes (Adidas Edge luxe pictured at the bottom of the post)and will them for walking around town. PS they are currently on a great price at the Nordstrom half yearly sale. I always throw in a rain jacket and hoodie just in case.
Night time outfits can be bulky therefore, I limit myself to 2 and wear them both twice. Sundresses and jumpsuits are easy to roll up and pack. One pair of sandals goes with both outfits. Throw in the corresponding under garments and sleep wear.
I always have my Lululemon backpack that folds up into itself. In there I will have a baseball hat, sun glasses, sunscreen and maybe my tripod for those selfies.
A few items you may like:
Toiletries, makeup, jewelry and electronics go into my personal carry on bag. And we are good to go! Where are you headed this summer? What are your packing tips? Are you an over packer too?