For students, the time to travel has always been the summer. With no classes, it is the prime time to take some days off work. Stretch those legs (and wallets) venturing into new cities.
I absolutely love traveling and if I had unlimited funds, I would do it year round. However, that is not the case and I can only travel sparingly. Being a college student, I love to take day trips around my city. As someone that loves to hoard her things, I always struggle with packing my purse with essentials for these short trips. I find that the more time I have between my travels, the more I seem to forget how to pack.
If you’re like me, you probably have a huge bag that you refer to as a “purse,” but it serves all basic functions that a duffel bag might. I love my tote purse from Topshop because it is a solid color that goes with anything and is easily slung over my shoulder.
If you’re like me, you’re also probably quite the over packer. I have a problem eliminating the things I don’t need and I tend to just bring everything with me and regret the heavy load later. At any given time, my purse might contain some food, a change of clothes or two, and an old tube of toothpaste that you never removed after a night out somewhere.
I say it is time to clean out that old purse and replace the unnecessary items with essentials. An essential for me is my small trifold wallet. I love the size and lightweight nature and yet it is able to hold all my credit cards along with some actual paper money.
On my trips, I also enjoy headphones for the car when I am in need of a little uplifting music. I prefer the in-ear headphones because they block outside noise when I need alone time.
When packing your purse for a quick travel, remember that sometimes less is more. Only take what you absolutely need, no if’s, and’s, or but’s about it!
What do you consider your packing essentials? Let us know in the comments below!