I'm packing my bags for another trip I'm super excited about! When I first started this post, the destination was a surprise - all I knew was that it would be warm and sunny weather. However my darling travel companion let it slip the other day, so I know exactly where we are heading! I still loved the idea of packing for a surprise destination so I'm sharing the ideas I had and prep I started before I knew where we were going!
Think About What Your Day to Day will Entail
Back to back adventure sports? Long days on the beach with a cocktail in hand? Museum hopping and taking in cultural sites? How you plan to spend your days will obviously influence what you have to bring. If you have a sneaky travel mate like I do, or just an indecisive group of friends, try to get a general idea of what your options are so you can be prepared.
Have a Uniform
This really only works if you know the weather! For any warm weather locale, my wardrobe will revolve around maxi dresses, shorts and cropped tanks, comfortable stylish flats, and cheap cheerful jewelry. For cooler destinations I rely on sweaters and jeans or leggings plus comfy boots.
Resist the Temptation to Overpack
The easiest way to pack for any destination would be to just throw half your wardrobe in a giant suitcase. But since you don't know what you'll be getting, err on the side of packing light for maximum mobility and ease of travel.
Get to the Airport a Little Early
Most airports have some shopping options, especially larger international hubs. Give yourself some extra time for last minute shopping at the airport, just in case there is anything you realize you need for the destination that you didn't pack.