I love traveling. Always have, always will.
When I was younger, I would pack and unpack 3 weeks before I was leaving..at least 75 times.
I would pretend that I was late for my flight and had to pack in a hurry (ala home alone), and try to create as many looks as possible.
I was a crazy little kid and my dad MUST have felt sorry for me because he always let me take a crapload of luggage and never complained.
Flash forward to 2012.
Boyfriend: “Where do you think you’re going with all that?”
Me: “What do you mean ALL that?”
Boyfriend: “Yeah ALL THAT.. cause you sure as hell aren’t coming with me.”
So ladies here you have it. I hate to say it, and I hope I can keep my boyfriend from reading this post, but in this case, the dudes are right. We may think it’s awesome and totally necessary, but if you step back and take a look at yourself, it kinda looks like this.
Bringing a pile of crap sucks for several reasons:
1. You’re limited to dropping off your baggage as soon as you arrive, and when I get somewhere I’m usually too anxious to just hit the the hotel. What if you have an early flight and it’s too early to check in? What if you pass a cool museum on the way? I like to keep my options open…
2. AIRLINE FEES! Most of the time airlines only allow you to take your purse + 1 carry on free of charge. I hate to pay extra before I’ve even on gone on the vacation! You have to arrive earlier at the airport, check your luggage + making the line to pick it up once you arrive. As per my #1 reason, I just like to get to my destination and take off immediately. PLUS what if i lose it?!
3. People overpack. I like to look awesome while traveling, but I also like to be practical. I don’t need 3 pairs of shoes a day because the last thing I want to be thinking about while I’m vacationing is my outfit..Get creative and try to create day2night looks and leave some space in your bag for goodies..Coming with a light bag, gives you a great excuse to fill it up once you get there…
4. HE’S GONNA MAKE YOU CARRY IT! After being forewarned, good luck trying to get your boyfriend or any of your friends to carry your bag. It’s just gonna drag you down in the end, and take away from the experience. Is it really worth it for the extra pair of jeans?
My flight leaves at 7:00 am, so I better hit the sack
. I’m kinda too excited to sleep though… :)
Oh NYC how I’ve missed you…