2017 was the year of Domestic Travel for me. I got a new job in March which allowed me plenty of time to do some short trips (plus annual leave! Winning!). I kicked off with a four day getaway to see friends in Townsville followed by two five day trips to Perth, a week in Darwin and rung in the New Year back in Perth. with all those trips to the airport, I re-evaluated what I take with me (I didn’t check any bags this year), with the bulk of my things in my trusty Antler cabin case and all the things needed to keep my sanity on flights in my favourite Fossil tote. I wore almost the same thing on every flight too – black skinny jeans, cardigan & ballet flats.
“Lay out all your things, then take half the clothes and twice as much money.”
I don’t know about anyone else but I still find myself writing up lists on what to pack for various trips, then leaves packing until the last moment and doesn’t bother to read the list.
When I packed for a quick trip to Europe to see my friend get married, I packed the morning I was due to fly out. Given that I didn’t depart until 11pm, that seems like quite a while, however, I started work at 10am and was then headed to my sister’s house for dinner before she drove me to the airport which is still a good 1½ drive from her house (two hours from mine). I had to make sure I had everything I needed for the week plus a change of clothes for after I finished work in my suitcase at 9am.