Weekend Wanderlust + The London Itinerary is LIVE!

Happy Weekend!

Roll out the red carpet, turn on the Beatles, pour yourself a spot of tea: The Traveling Chic London Itinerary is LIVE! I put a lot of energy and all of my LOVE for London into this guide and I couldn’t be more excited to have this resource available for you on the website! I think you’ll find it incredibly useful if you are planning a trip to London soon. You can purchase the 30+ page Itinerary HERE, but I also have free planning resources for you to use as well HERE. In the words of Joey from Friends, it’s ALL London Baby!

P.S. If you’re a Friends fan then you’ll enjoy this funny article on the episode!


Travel Tip: The Art of Packing Light

One of my favorite packing mantras is: “Pack half as much as you think you need, but bring twice as much money!” It is definitely possible to pack light if you choose your items well! I never bring things that I don’t wear at home. Chances are it will sit in your suitcase the same way it hangs in your closet! I also like to stick to either blacks or browns, this cuts down on the number of shoes you have to carry and keeps your luggage from getting too heavy! Don’t forget that accessories (scarves, jewelry, etc.) help create the illusion of more outfits and take up very little room!

For the second half of the mantra, I have found that traveling can end up costing more than you think it will – meaning there are always more things that you’d like to do once you get there. When possible, save up a little extra before your trip (i.e. skip going out to dinner or reign in some of your expenses for a few weeks) because it’s no fun going home wishing you had done something or thinking about a gift you couldn’t bring back!

Answering Your Frequently Asked Travel Questions:


What is the best way to pack a hat?


Hats are great to have on vacation, the only problem is they don’t fit in your suitcase very well. I don’t love wearing hats on longer flights because they always seem to get in the way, so I used to shy away from bringing one altogether. However, after learning an easy trick for ‘how to pack a hat’ it was a total game changer for me. Now you’ll almost never find me without one on a trip.

1. Make sure the hat fits in the suitcase brim-side down.

2. Pack clothing items that lie flat (jeans, shorts, dresses, etc.) in the bottom of the suitcase.

3. Fill the crown of the hat with items that pack small (swimsuits, workout clothes, etc.).

4. Place the hat in the suitcase brim-side down.

5. Pack your other items around the hat until your luggage is filled.

That’s it! With this packing method your hat should arrive in the same condition that you packed it. I made a pretty cheesy video a few years ago on how to pack a hat that you can watch here.

Quoting Anne Frank:

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

Weekend Reading

  1. Netflix released ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Pie Peel Society’ movie
  2. There’s still time to plan a Labor Day Weekend Getaway
  3. You can now you can pick the actual table you want to sit at in the restaurant when you make a reservation at some restaurants at OpenTable!
  4. Meet the Real Family That Inspired Crazy Rich Asians
  5. These Women Were Told Not to Play Soccer. Instead They Formed a Team
  6. 10 of the best words in the world (that don’t translate into English)
  7. 52 Places to visit in 2018
  8. This New Cruise Will Take You to 56 Famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites on 6 Continents
  9. 13 Surprising Things About Parenting in Wales

This Week on Traveling Chic:

Tips for Riding Trains in Italy (and avoiding an emotional meltdown!)

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