While I typically travel solo, my latest trip was a family one. There were a total of seven of us including two small kids. It was important for me to pack smart and light. I wanted to pack in a carry on to make it easy as we moved around. We started in Italy, then took a train to the South of France and I finished up in Paris.
I purchased an Away Bag a few months ago and I have really loved it. Since there are four wheels on the bottom, it made it easy to wheel around airports and train stations. I put my Cuyana zip bag on top with my laptop and cameras to save my back as much as possible as we moved around. My Cuyana bag can get pretty heavy as small things start to add up.
These were easy to pack a lot of because they roll. If you haven’t tried rolling in your suitcase, it is a game changer. I was able to fit a good amount in my suitcase this way.
Pink Leith Dress. I have owned this one for years and it washes and wears so nicely. It is sold out but there is a Reformation Dress almost identical for the same price. My favorite photo from the whole trip is wearing this dress with Bobby and Emma.
Red JCrew Dress
I pieced together a JCrew Suit top red and bottom navy.
Blondo Gracie Slip Ons. I have a half size up which were really good when my feet were swollen from walking and the heat. These were great to throw on.
I ordered these Everlane sandals which were great for shorter walks around the city for dinner or errands. I wouldn’t recommend them for long walks. They were a pain because they didn’t have a back on them.
Sunscreen was the most important thing on this trip. The sun was hot and I was pale upon arrival so making sure I was well covered was essential. I used All Day All Year daily along with Supergoop on my face and body. Make sure to reapply often. I carried extra sunscreen in my bag for the whole family.
I brought my Away bag along with an extra large Longchamp inside. After two weeks of traveling I did pick up a few things along the way which made it easier to fit in the Longchamp then to squeeze them into the suitcase. I ended up checking the Away bag on the way home. It was a bit of a pain to wait for my luggage at customs and again at the end of the trip after being delayed.
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