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San Juan, Puerto Rico |

What to Pack for Puerto Rico

Spending some time in Puerto Rico during the winter is undoubtedly a good idea. There’s lots of daylight, beautiful white sand to sink your toes in, and tons of delicious foods available. Whether you want to explore glowing bio bays, learn how to surf, immerse yourself in Boricua culture or seek out the best mofongo on the island, there’s something for everyone to chase away the winter blues. Use this capsule wardrobe to look your best without overpacking.


Italy in Summer

What to Pack for Italy in Summer

Italy is one of the most popular summer vacation destinations in Europe, and for good reason. Even though it can get scorching hot there’s something about gelatos and Vespas and pizza that make it a magical travel destination. Use this capsule wardrobe to capture “la Bella figura” without overpacking.


What to Pack for a Car Camping Trip

The best thing about car camping is that you’re not as limited in your gear. You can indulge in gourmet camp meals, bring extra blankets, or even bring that guitar for campfire entertainment. And yes, you can have fun with your campground wardrobe.


What to Pack for a Mexico Beach Vacation

Mexico makes the perfect winter getaway with it’s warm weather and sunshine, beaches, and tasty food. Packing requires a bit more than throwing a couple of swimsuits into your suitcase and calling it a day. With that in mind, I’ve put together a capsule wardrobe so that you’ll know just what to pack for a Mexican beach vacation that gives you lots of options with that laidback vacay style.


Santorini, Greece

What to Pack for Santorini, Greece in September

Santorini, Greece is one of those magical, bucket-list destinations that dreams are made of. It’s also hot and crowded in the summer which is why I recommend visiting in the fall. With that in mind, I’ve put together a capsule wardrobe so that you’ll know just what to pack for Santorini in the fall that gives you lots of options with some of that classic Greek style.


What to pack for Paris in spring

What to Pack for Paris in Spring

Paris in Spring can be a magical time, but it can also be a confusing time to pack for. Parisians are also famously fashionable. With that in mind, I’ve put together a capsule wardrobe for Paris in the spring that gives you lots of layering options with some of that classic French style.


Costa Rica

What to Pack for Costa Rica

You just hit Complete Purchase on plane tickets to Costa Rica. Congrats! You’re going to love it! I’ve been to the beautiful little Central American country twice and had amazing experiences both times. But knowing what to pack for Costa Rica can be tricky. Using my 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 packing list method, I’ve put together a guide to help you cover all your activities with style.


Packing Guide - Dubrovnik

What to Pack for Dubrovnik

I visited Dubrovnik in September 2012 and, though it’s the only time I’ve been so far, I think it’s the perfect time to visit King’s Landing. The weather is still warm enough for shorts and swimming in the sea but the crowds are thinner. When thinking about what to pack I kept coming back to items with a nautical or Mediterranean vibe. What would you pack?


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