Pack light – Travel Chic with KIDS

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  1. carolcolborn says:

    Wow, 10 pieces, 100 outfits! Love that. Our traveling has gotten lighter and lighter through the years! It’s called wisdom.

    • NatalieTanner says:

      Yep so much more about the journey than the fashion, right? Of course….I have on the same outfit in every single travel photo. LOL!!!

  2. We are always on the lookout for good packing trips. It is always such a struggle to get everything together before a trip. Thanks for sharing!

    • NatalieTanner says:

      Good luck! I start my packing ‘pile’ a few weeks out. I’m less likely to forget anything or stress! Two really good things!

  3. suereddel says:

    I totally agree! I pack light and still don’t always wear everything. I love the scarf idea!

    • NatalieTanner says:

      Isn’t that the best!? We have always packed 3 outfits each – 1 to wear and 2 in the suitcase, but we have discovered on the last 2 trips we really could eliminate one of those. Leaves more room to bring fun stuff back, right? 🙂

  4. I think I need to start ditching my jeans and finding some lighter travel pants. It’s one thing to wear a pair onto the plane, it’s another thing to try and cram it into your suitcase!

    • NatalieTanner says:

      So true! They are heavy and bulky which works in the winter, but if it is warm…travel pants are the way to go! I’m loving golf pants at the moment for all my summer travel. They are tailored, comfortable, and sooo easy to wash and wear! Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Will says:

    Great blog…some good tips and educational,,,and a bit funny too!

  6. Love the last point about bringing stuff back! That’s always me! ( and the only wearing half of it!) great post!

  7. Nicole says:

    This was a very smart piece! I enjoyed it, practical tips (some that I indeed need to take to heart). Thanks!

    • NatalieTanner says:

      Thanks! Packing to much is a really hard habit to break! Packing a little lighter each time is a great way to break it. 🙂

  8. brmsimmons says:

    I’m all about mix and match pieces. I go for looks that are cute and comfy.

  9. You are so right! Probably the best travel advice any girl could have is: always take only 10% of what you think you really need, lol.

  10. Great tips! After traveling consistently for the past four years, I still never wear every item of clothing in my bag.

  11. Alli Blair says:

    Awesome and diverse set of tips! So important to think this through. The more practical of a packer you are . . .the more you can bring back with you too . . . 😛 😛 Hehe!

  12. Sanket D. says:

    I never manage to travel light; there’s always something somebody wants me to carry for them or like it happened once, somebody wanted me to carry an entire spare case, so I could bring back gifts for her family. Ridiculous! I’ve to learn to pack light or give up calling myself a backpacker. HA!

  13. For both business and personal travel, I still keep overpacking! I also think that I may need an “extra” or “backup” something 🙁 I’m learning; it’s so hard though. I also am reminded that while on personal travel, most places I go have laundrymats nearby! Thanks for posting and will be looking at this again in a couple weeks!

    • NatalieTanner says:

      Those are hard habits to break but no worries! If you pack too much this time just try again next time. It isn’t like anyone is giving a grade on the whole thing, right? 🙂 On our recent trip to Turkey we packed the lightest ever – our 2 suitcases for a family of 4 for a 2 week trip weren’t even 1/2 full, BUT that was because it was hot and everything was wash and wear. That same 2 week trip taken in the winter would have those suitcases much fuller because winter stuff is really bulky. We just do the best we can! Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your comment.

  14. knycx says:

    Thanks for the tips about packing and travel light – I reckon it is important to travel light for convenience, but don’t forget about taste and style! knycx.journeying @ knycx.wordpress.com

  15. Kris says:

    I have been travelling light for a number of years and have found that real jeans are about the worst thing to take. After ten hours on a plane they are not too comfortable especially for women. They take a long time to dry. One time I got very wet and couldn’t dry them and had to carry heavy wet jeans all the way home. Now I have wool travel trousers for winter that I can wear with everything, and some lightweight travel trousers for summer. The first time I travelled alone was on a Military flight on a six week posting and I took my whole wardrobe in two suitcases. A burly soldier carried my stuff to the plane but we came home on the train and I cannot remember how I got back. I know I only wore a tenth of the stuff I had taken. Over the years I have managed to pare down the stuff to one carry on and a large handbag. I now travel with OH, Grandson and our dog and cat so we have to be careful what we pack.

    • NatalieTanner says:

      That is a very good point about jeans. You have to be able to take care of them during your trip – like a laundry mat, if you take them. I would expect that your dog and cat both pack lightly? 😉

  16. sanket says:

    Grateinformation for traveler . thank you

  17. Nicole P says:

    Actually, I always use jeans whenever I travel, unlike from what you have mentioned. if I’m going out on say a 1 week adventure I reuse the jeans for up to 3 days, and in between that I alternate it with a skirt with leggings or shorts of some kind.

    My point here is if you want to pack light but still keep things “chic” all you need to do is to get the essentials, 2 pairs of pants, 3 shirts or tops that are “basic” like a white polo or black fitted shirt, some scarves and accessories, one jacket and a sandals with heels, slippers and your sneakers or rubber shoes for casual wear. we don’t really need to pack all our things, all we need is a bit of ingenuity with mixing and matching our clothes 🙂

    • Nicole P says:

      also when it comes to drying the jeans, ofcourse you would have to go to a laundromat to have them dried… or you can use the hairdryer of the hotel to dry them up one patch at a time, it works wonders 🙂

    • Nicole P says:

      PS: this comment should’ve been on the top part where one said that they didn’t like to wear jeans on a trip! lol sorry 🙂

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