Have Passport, Will Travel

I’m beyond excited to take off for Uruguay and Buenos Aires today! I’ve got my bags packed and I’m ready to go…just after I finish this post. And don’t worry, more to come after I return!

So what to pack in a carry on when preparing for a 10.5 hour flight that will land you in a far-away land (which we will continue travels on to Uruguay for the remainder of our first day after landing in BA)? I wanted to be prepared, so I packed a few of the necessities.

First, I love Le Pliage bags from Longchamp for traveling (really for everything) because the canvas tote is so light, easy to clean and packs a lot in. I’ve had a beautiful red bag for several years and treated myself for my birthday earlier this month to the Bilberry color shown here. I purchased the pouchette at the same time in Lagoon, so I could throw miscellaneous items inside it for this trip and to use in my large handbags or for other travels. Bonus, I folded up the aforementioned red one and packed in my suitcase, in the event I have more to bring back!

Next up, I’m bringing along some canvas colored Toms to slip on during the flight, or to change into along our travels when we deplane in BA – which includes a taxi to the ferry, two hour ferry ride to Uruguay and two bus rides, before arriving to Punta del Este in Uruguay. I’m old-fashioned and love books over any e-reading, so after a little research, I picked up thriller Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler.

I always have Altoid Smalls and Burt’s Bees chapstick on hand, so no surprises here. I also decided to throw in some travel-size Advil, Shout Wipes, Neutrogena travel-size makeup removers and my makeup bag staples for reapplying – Chanel powder and eyeliner, Laura Mercier blush and Dior mascara. I also threw in a sample perfume (which happens to be the same brand Johnny gave me for my birthday) that I had previously received in a Sephora order – now you know what to do with those three free samples you get!

Finally, I packed two extra small Moleskine notebooks (sold in a pair) to jot down experiences throughout the trip. A few years ago I visited Sonoma with my family and picked up a notebook in the town square in Healdsburg and was grateful that I took notes throughout our wine trip. Later I was able to recount where we visited (even after wine tasting and sipping), my favorite wines and other details that are easy to forget. Since then, I’ve learned that small notebooks and a pen are the way to go when traveling.

So off I go! Next time you’re traveling, consider some of these items to help everything go a little smoother. Look out for recaps on my trip when I return. Bon Voyage!

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