First Class Packing


Panic mode has arrived at the Frigelis-Puaca residence. No matter how organized I am and well-prepared, I always tend to forget something essential for our trips. * Take for example my trip to Egypt and the Dead Sea- of all things, a bikini did not make it in the suitcase.  Nevertheless, I am still holding strong to my OCD ticks and creating lists left and right. My goal is to travel for ten days on a carry-on and take one large suitcase for all the shopping we plan on doing.

Here’s how I plan to do it…

 NoMad Luxuries Packing List tips and how-to for travel

Cashmere Travel Set // Lindt Peanut Butter Truffles // Mealnin Pills // Footsy Rolls // Herbalife Vitamin C Face Quencher // Ipod // Ellen Tracy Carry-On // La Colonia Agua de Naranja // Herbalife Best Defense //  Sanitizing Hand Towelettes // Burts Bees Tinted Chapstick

The above items are essential to any trip I take; whether it be an impromptu weekend getaway or jet-setting across the pond. I do not, repeat, do not leave the house without the following. These small and basic items make even the longest flights seem bearable, and that in itself, is priceless.

After my essentials list, I have a generic list that includes clothing, toiletries, gadgets and any miscellaneous items. I keep this on hand and tweak accordingly by trip; that way I don’t have to make a new list each and every time. I always find articles like this one helpful, and try to incorporate as many tricks as possible for travelling light and carefree.

NoMad Luxuries Packing List tips and how-to for travel

I recently stumbled across this fabulous packing list from A Pair & A Spare Blog . This does mean however; that I would have to photograph each and every article of clothing.  Time and patience are limited for this current vacation, but in theory I love the idea and plan to start using a similar technique moving forward. Hint, hint: future trips planned!

NoMad Luxuries Packing List tips and how-to for travel

What are some of your travel essentials? Do you have any tips that make packing a breeze?


  1. June 20, 2012 / 9:24 pm

    I surely don’t make any list (written, at least) for the items to go on holidays, but the organizational side of things have made me wanting to do it! I usually have a mental list for everything, but of course, things are left back. I loved you idea!

    Ana (from BYW2.0)

    • yana
      June 21, 2012 / 9:24 pm

      Ana: Mental lists are great until you forget something; I’ve of course learned that the hard way. I feel it always helps to see something tangible and cross it off with a big, bold, red pen to make yourself keep going and feel accomplished!

  2. Jelena
    June 22, 2012 / 3:25 am

    this is so helpful…i’m always packing and repacking and still I bring too much and don’t use all of what I thought.

    I believe the list will help me manage my impulses better.
    Looking forward to putting it to use soon. 😉

    • Yana
      June 22, 2012 / 6:52 pm

      Jelena- If you stick to bringing basics and a few pops of color, you can do more with less and mix and match. Not to mention, you’ll always have room for some additional purchases!

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