I won’t go on a rant or anything but in a nutshell our trip was magical – Paris is such a cool city (I really do think “cool” is simply the perfect word) and the Amalfi Coast is spectacular (I’m talking forrest, mountains, trees, coast, ocean, citrus, so many flowers). We did a lot and then we relaxed a lot, too — kind of half and half. We booked the cheapest flights we could find, used airbnb and only spent money on drinks, food and activity. It was all really easy and perfect — if you’d want the deets, email me!
My top 3 HACKS —
#1 Mobile Passport – skip immigration lines like woh by simply getting ahead of the paperwork but digitally on your smart phone and then just breezing through with a QR code. More info here.
#2 Download Google Maps onto your smart phone in advance – this one is so clutch, without service or data you can still use your phone’s map to navigate manually and drop pins.
#3 Eater – if you don’t know, you must know – Eater is my new found love for spot on and spectacular restaurant reviews and recommendations. And they cover many major cities and places around the globe. Website.
A few ESSENTIALS —
A water bottle is a must (a must I tell ya!), and a cute one. Stayyyyy hydrated when traveling to avoid looking dull and to keep your system feeling satisfied and flushed. I got this funny spiked BKR bottle for my recent travels and now I’m really liking it for Spring.
Ya always need a fresh pair of comfy/cute kicks – sneaks like this go with literally everything.
Small Wallets are the shit, especially while traveling. I recently had an epiphany and realized I don’t need to be lugging around most of the crap in my wallet — and so I downsized. I’m loving this little guy.
Small cross body bags are the best for traveling, so you can keep your belongings contained, close to you and light weight. Also, just in case anything happens, it’s better not to be carrying your whole life in your bag, only a few of the essentials. This one and this one are really cute, both kind of timeless and versatile.
A fanny pack is also cool, you could always sling it over your shoulder rather than as a belt.
And last, the infamous rollup visor — seriously, there is nothing better for travel. NOTHING. Haha. I’m telling ya though. One of my besties introduced me to this a few years back and my life changed forever. It’s just the easiest way to travel with a cute hat that I’ve ever seen. I like the “Honey” color, I just throw my hair in a bun and go!
Now I’ve got to start to plan and save up for my next trip! I’m thinking Santa Cruz, CA…I need redwoods!
Where are you headed this Summer, any recos?!
Well, just wanted to share some highlights — have a good night, love, xx, B.