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What To Pack When Traveling For A Weekend

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Wouldn’t preparing for travel be so much easier if someone else planned and packed for you? I know it would really help me out. But how do you know what to pack when traveling, especially so you can fit in all in a carry on?

One of my favorite ways to travel are long weekend getaways. Three, four and five day trips can often be the perfect amount of time to explore and have fun. No matter how long a trip is I always carry on my luggage (yes even for a two week long Disney World trip plus cruise). Carrying on saves time and possibly money depending on the airline.

To help streamline your packing process, I have a simple guide for what to pack when traveling for a weekend.

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What To Pack When Traveling For A Weekend

One of my favorite tips to share in order to make packing easier is to start by organizing your closet (you can see why and how here).

To maximize all of the space you can, you will want to check out these 7 essentials you need to pack in your carry on

Recently I traveled to Disney World to attend Disney Dreamers Academy. Since it was only a 4 day trip from Thursday-Sunday, I was able to pack quickly and not long before my flight.

I made sure to bring cute and comfy shoes (Tieks), sneakers, fun graphic tees, a few outfits I could mix and match, and of course I could never forget my denim jacket. That is a staple item in my wardrobe and I never travel, even if it’s  only locally to visit Philly, without it. 

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What Should I Pack For A 3 Day Trip? 

Here are some simple, easy to wear, yet still stylish clothing, shoes and accessories that are perfect for a taking on a long weekend trip.

There is a variety of pieces and you can even layer some of them too. Most of the clothes also come in different colors. 





Now you know what to pack when traveling, but in case you need more clothing ideas, click here for 18 fantastic fashions and accessories.

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Tuesday 2nd of April 2019

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Michelle D. Garrett

Tuesday 2nd of April 2019

Love this! I'm slowly getting better at packing for weekend getaways. We used to have at least 2 bags per person LOL


Tuesday 2nd of April 2019

It makes the trip more manageable when you have less stuff to worry about!