How to pack for Europe!

How to pack a carry on for Europe vacation! // traveling tips from Like The Yogurt

We’re a day away from heading out to Italy and I wanted to share with you guys a quick guide to my packing habits for our European adventures! (Well, you can really use this for anytime your traveling!)

The biggest tip for traveling is to only bring a carry on..
 1. Less to carry
 2. Don’t have to worry about airports loosing your luggage!
 3. You don’t have to wait at baggage claim 😀

1. Picking Your Luggage -. Make sure it meets the measurements that your flight requires. We went with this one! Tip: Try not to get anything too nice or that attracts attention. Don’t need anyone stealing your stuff or the expensive luggage piece for that matter (Louis Vuitton, Hartman, Etc)

2. Travel Size – Check the airports requirements/ 3-1-1 rules for liquids. Make sure all your toiletries are travel size/ under 3.04 fl oz and pack them in a clear bag.

3. Mix and Match – This really helps prevent you from bringing more than you need. Pick out key pieces (in trend and weather appropriate) that you can switch up and wear at least another day or 2. *Roll not fold!

4- Shoes – I decided that I would only pick 3 pairs of shoes (which still is a lot to me!). One pair of sandals (my tan birkenstocks), one pair of heels for the evenings (like these), and a pair of closed toe flats that are comfy and appropriate for the sacred places you visit.

5- List – I always find that it’s helpful making list…for everything! Same thing applies to packing. Make a list for outfits, what you still need to buy for the trip, toiletries, etc.

Tips for your Trip!



In case you’re insane like me 😉 ..I like to think I’m precautions, not over protecting.

-You may think you can buy things over there, but they’re going to cost you much more! Umbrella, bandaids, even mascara! (Which I forgot when we went to Paris and the cheapest one I could find was 20 EUROS!!)

   Sidenote: I don’t know why, but I ALWAYS forget mascara!! It’s supposed to be the one thing you remember! lol You might have heard the story of how I forgot to put it on at my wedding…and I’m a makeup artist.. :/

Money
-Check your banks to see how much they charge, per transaction, in foreign countries. It might actually be easier (and safer) using your debit card!
-Make sure you, and the person your traveling with, are both carrying cards in case yours gets stolen.
-If you have an account with a bigger bank, such as bank of america, make sure there is money in that account to withdrawal in the country your visiting so that you have that currency or order those foreign bills from your bank 4 weeks in advance.

Purse
-Be purse to bring a purse that has a shoulder strap so you can put it across your body and not just have it resting on your shoulder. And keep your purse in front of you where you can see it. If your carrying a wallet, never keep it in your back pocket.

Relax!
-Don’t plan too much!! If you’re not going to a tropical place where the only thing you can do is relax, it doesn’t mean you have to cram a hectic schedule to see everything. My advice is to not book anything on the first day you arrive and book things when you get there.

WHEW! That was a lot, but I hope it helps!! 
Stay tuned for pictures to come 😉 
Ciao!

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  • Heidi D.

    This is a great post!

    Heidi D.
    http://www.wishesandreality.com

  • Heather B

    Italy is my most favorite place on earth! Have fun!! And bring back lots of pictures to show 🙂

    Heather | Port City Prescription

  • tflacke

    drove to italy from germany last june – from germany, switzerland, finally to milan, genova, pisa, florence, venice – then back north to austria and zugspitze in germany. if there's one thing you should never forget when travelling around europe though: it's to check the weather forecast! yes, we check the weather forecast everyday – we don't want to be unprepared with the unpredictable weather within the day. also, weather varies from city to city so make sure that you bring clothes suitable for the weather. layering is your best bet! as we say here in germany, "there is no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing." lastly, enjoy!

  • ahmed

    Very nice

  • LIttal

    Don't you do shopping in your vacation? O: