It’s hard to believe that the trip we’ve been planning for almost two years is almost here! In 48 hours I’ll be hopping on a plane with my family to Barcelona, Spain! We have friends who live in Spain, so we are visiting with them for a week (staying in a villa right next door to them woohoo!) and then we’re hopping aboard a Royal Caribbean boat for a cruise around the Mediterranean. I am so incredibly excited but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a bit stressed as well! Trying to pack everything you’ll need for three and a half weeks is a struggle….especially when it all needs to fit in ONE suitcase (yep…you read that correctly!)
As an overpacker, I am really having to work on planning my outfits and packing smarter than I normally do! This means packing a lot of “basics” that can be worn and styled numerous ways. So today I wanted to share what I’m packing for the flight and a few things I’ve packed for the trip! P.S. You can follow along with my trip on IG & IG Stories @enh410 or with the hashtag #enhtravels.
ONE – EYE MASK | Since we will be flying overnight I am bringing my eye mask for the trip. This one has molded areas around your eye so that it doesn’t touch your eye area. In the past I haven’t been able to use eye masks because I couldn’t stand it touching my eyes, so this is a great alternative!
TWO – ADAPTER | This is SUPER important since we will be in a house in Spain for over a week. I am able to charge my phone and smaller devices on this adapter. I also have a larger one that is an adapter/converter combo for using my hair dryer and computer.
FIVE – PORTABLE CHARGER | Having a portable charger readily available is great for any trip, but definitely when sightseeing and spending long days away from your room. This portable charger is really lightweight and can charge your phone, Apple watch, or other products easily on the go.
SIX – GIGI NEW YORK BACKPACK | I am going to be in full tourist-mode this trip (#noshame) so I am bringing a backpack that I can carry my essentials in. I love this one from Gigi New York because it’s not huge, but can hold everything I’ll need for the day.
EIGHT – JEWELRY HOLDER | Anytime I travel I pack my most valuable jewelry on the plane with me. This jewelry holder has spots for rings, earrings, and necklaces! It’s very compact too, so it could easily fit in your bag or carryon.
NINE – SONY A5100 CAMERA | I use this camera when I travel because it’s very lightweight. It also has logging capabilities, should I ever want to start a Youtube channel. I will sometimes carry this camera instead of my DSLR because it is very compact.
ELEVEN – KINDLE PAPERWHITE | It’s no secret around here that I’m a big reader, so naturally I’m bringing my Kindle with me. In the past I have brought paperback books, but they take up quite a bit of space, so I opted for a paperless option this time around.
THIRTEEN – BEATS HEADPHONES | There’s nothing worse than hearing a crying baby or other people’s conversations on long flights. I’m bringing my headphones to catch up on podcasts, TV shows, and to drown out the noise.
STRIPED TOPS | I love striped tops, so I’m bringing quite a few with me on this trip. They’re usually pretty easy to style differently and can be worn with a LOT of other stuff!
BACKPACK | I’m using this backpack on the plane to hold my computer, etc. I will likely use it on the days where our itinerary is long, that way I can keep extra items (like sunscreen, sandals, etc.) in it.
SWING DRESSES | These dresses are so easy to wear and are relatively cool when exploring! I also like that they can be styled with scarfs, denim jackets, and other accessories for a new look.
DENIM JACKET | Even though it’s going to be pretty warm while we are there, it may get a little chilly at night when we are by the water. Plus I’m the girl that’s always cold everywhere I go haha
DENIM SHORTS | I will definitely be packing a lot of denim shorts for this trip because they are so easy to wear and can be worn with a lot of tops.