The weekend getaway is perhaps the most enjoyable type of trip. It’s just long enough to take a break from work, but not so long that your trip feels like a second job. Plus, you can do it on a budget.
It doesn’t matter if you’re taking the family to the beach or going on a business trip with colleagues, packing for a weekend trip can be a unique challenge. You want to bring everything you need without overstuffing your bag.
Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to pack for a weekend trip efficiently and stylishly. Read on to discover our top tips for making the most of your luggage space!
Before You Pack
It would help if you had an excellent bag or suitcase before you begin packing for a weekend trip. If possible, use one with several compartments so that your items don’t move around during travel. If you’re flying and plan to check your bag, make sure it meets current airline size requirements!
Have you ever experienced that sinking feeling of getting to your weekend destination only to realize that you’ve forgotten something important? You might be able to replace a toothbrush or a pair of underwear, but if you forgot your camera, well, that’s another story.
Planning your weekend getaway doesn’t have to be stressful. In fact, with a little bit of planning, it can be downright fun. And the best part is that once you’ve figured out how to fit everything you need into your weekend bag, packing will take just minutes.
Here are some tips for picking and packing your perfect travel bag.
Choose Your Bag Wisely
A carry-on bag isn’t just a place to pack all your stuff; it becomes an integral part of your travel experience. If you’re planning a weekend trip, consider choosing a small piece of luggage that’s easy to carry and fits into the overhead compartment or under your seat. If you’ll be staying in a hotel where there are no elevators, choosing a bag that’s easy to transport will make carrying it up stairs much easier.
A roller bag with wheels may seem like the obvious choice for many travelers but sometimes those bags don’t fit in train compartments or on the back seats of rental cars so make
Last week I packed for a short weekend trip and I wanted to share what I packed and how I did it. It’s all about being prepared, but also not wasting time packing and unpacking unnecessary items.
The first thing you need to know is that everything you need for a weekend should fit in a carry-on bag. If you follow the tips below, you can travel with just that. A carry-on bag is the best way to go because it saves money on checked luggage fees, keeps your belongings secure, and allows you to spend less time at the baggage claim carousel waiting for your stuff (or worse, filing a lost or delayed luggage claim).
A carry-on bag should be no larger than 22″ wide x 9″ deep x 14″ high. You can usually get away with a slightly bigger bag without checking it, but it’s always better to play it safe and keep things small so you don’t have any issues at the ticket counter or security line.
For a weekend trip, my preferred carry-on bag is this Briggs & Riley Baseline Domestic Carry-On Expandable Upright. It has wheels, which makes it easy to maneuver through the airport. It expands if necessary and has both inside zipper pockets as well as
Pack light. Pack smart.
Traveling for the weekend is a lot easier when you have everything you need at hand. This article will help you pack your bags so that you have everything (and nothing more!) to have the perfect trip.
This weekend, I’m headed to Las Vegas with my best friend. We’ll be there for two days and one night. While it’s a fairly quick trip, I still want to pack in style! Here are some of the items I plan on bringing along.
1. A Carry On Suitcase
I’ve been looking for a new carry on lately, and I think I may have finally found something that works for me! This suitcase from Nordstrom is great because it has wheels and an extendable handle, but it also has pockets with zippers for easy access to certain items you would want when traveling. The suitcase itself is large enough (and light enough) that you can stuff in as much as you need without being over the 50 lb or 62 inch limit on most airlines (you could probably get away with more though if you don’t mind paying extra).
2. A Weekender Bag
If your clothes are going to be crammed into a suitcase, you need a bag for everything else. This weekender bag will fit all of your essentials – your wallet, passport, reading material etc., and it can go straight from the airport to your hotel room thanks to its stylish design (no one will even know
The weekend is fast-approaching and you’re ready for a quick getaway. But what are you to bring?
First, you must start with the staples. A good pair of comfortable jeans, a favorite t-shirt, a sweater or sweatshirt for evening. Choosing a neutral color palate will make mixing and matching simple. If you want to pack less, look for items that can be worn more than once. For example, sundresses can be used as cover-ups at the beach or paired with a great pair of sandals and earrings for dinner. Similarly, a lightweight cardigan can be thrown over a bathing suit or worn over a tank top with pants or shorts during the day.
A light rain coat is also an essential item to include in your travel bag. You never know when an afternoon shower will pop up and you don’t want to be stuck wearing the same thing all day long.
As far as shoes go, it is best to stick with two pairs: flats and sandals/wedges/heels. I always try to bring along wedges because they elongate my legs and give me extra height without making me feel like I’m wearing stilettos (which are not comfortable). And they still go with
I’m a big fan of packing light. I’ve had the same suitcase for years and I travel frequently for work and for pleasure.
I’m also a fan of not wearing the same thing twice, so how do you pack light, but have lots of options? It’s all in the mix-and-match. Picking a color palette that works with everything will save you space and time since most things will be interchangeable.
Packing cubes are your best friend. They keep everything organized, which is great when you’re spending an entire weekend in one hotel room and don’t want to live out of your suitcase the whole time. Plus it makes it easier to unpack when you get home.
The key is to bring as few things as possible that need to be hung up or steamed upon arrival. I’ve learned this lesson the hard way over the years by bringing along dresses that looked great in my closet, but were completely wrinkled by the time I arrived at my hotel. Now I just pack my dresses inside dry cleaning bags and they arrive wrinkle free (or at least minimally so).