How to Pack for RTW Trip!

While we still do not know exactly how long we will be away we did plan for a minimum of a year and a route that would lead across the world at the most opportune times (no winter seasons… etc). This being said, I’ve always tried to travel light. On my last trip to Europe (3 weeks, 4 countries) I brought along clothes that I was not very attached to, but would also mix and match well with everything else. After 2-3 wears I would toss the item, thus lightening the load and giving me room for a few souvenirs. I did have a good leather jacket and my favorite pair of jeans which would be staple pieces. I kept this same strategy for packing my RTW backpack, which is actually smaller than the duffle bag I used on my previous trip. Challenge accepted.

CLOTHING

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Sports Bra
Workout Shirt
Leggings
Bathing Suit
Socks (x2)
Underwear x2 + [travel x4]
Lightweight Jacket
Hoodie
Shorts
Denim x2
L/S Wool Top
Blouse x2
Floral Top
Tank Top x2
Crop top (Black & White)
T-shirt
Camisole (Black & White)
Cardigan
Dress x2
Sneakers
Sandals
Sunglasses
Beanie

I am actually amazed at what has fit inside my Osprey Farpoint 40L backpack. I recommend packing cubes… initially held off on them because I figured I could fit more with my own folding methods, but that was a joke! I used one rectangular larger packing cube for the majority of my clothes, and a smaller rectangle for clothes I can squish and roll, like underwear/socks/camis!

TECH
Laptop
Camera + Charger + Battery
iPhone + Charger
External Charger
Travel Adapter
Hair Straightener

TOILLETRIES
First Aid kit
Shampoo
Bar Body soap
Bar face soap
Contacts/Glasses
Lotion
Chapstick
Lipgloss
Eye Liner
Mascara
Moisturizer
Sunscreen
Deodorant
Towel

MISC
Bandana
Titanium Spork
Hair Ties
Purse
Mini backpack
Duct Tape
Notebook/pens
Water Bottle

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Beauty Faves March 2016

1. Nars Tinted Moisturizer in Finland $43 // Laura Mercier Tinter Moisturizer in Nude

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Over the years I have been opting for foundations that are lighter in consistency and coverage. I found that I was really just using the product to even out my skin, but I have nice enough skin that I don’t need to put a mask over it. I am still not used to how transparent just using a moisturizer is, so I do layer it a bit till I feel comfortable. I love how my real skin shows through and still looks very natural and dewey.

2. Kat Von D Waterproof Eyeliner in Trooper (Black) $19

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Ohhhhhhh the search is over. Gone are the days of dipping a brush into a pot, spreading it out on a tissue, drawing out a line, redrawing a wing, and cleaning up the mess. This little pen is the perfect eyeliner, it has a fine tip for whatever cat-eye you may be feeling that day and you can throw it in your bag to go if you plan on going out later! While this formula says waterproof, I often do not need more than soapy water to get it completely off. I don’t mind that at all—

3. NYX Extra Creamy Lipstick in Paris $4

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This is a more fuschia version of my favorite MAC lipstick, Pink Plaid– for a fraction of the cost. The formula is even creamier than most and easy to apply without any base on your lips, and doesn’t dry them out later. The way this product wears throughout the day is quite nice, but eating and drinking will mean reapplication. The cost makes this guilt free 🙂

4. Moisturizer: Lancome Regenerie Lift Multi-Action $117/ Clinique Even Better Skin Tone Correcting Broad Spectrum SPF 20 $48

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Always good to use: I usually remember to apply before bed but also as another layer of sunscreen on my face. Sometimes the combination with sunscreen makes my foundation a little transparent but I like to call that the youthful look. The Lancome one smells amazing and feels refreshing to wear on its own. I’ve used both of these for years and still love them! I packed two travel size containers for my RTW trip– made the right choice!

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RTW So Far!

About a month and a half in and here is where we’ve been:

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1. Las Vegas
2. Cancun, Mexico
3. Havana, Cuba
(Viñales/Central Havana)
4. Cancun, Mexico
5. Tulum, Mexico
6. Chetumal, Mexico
(Belize City)
7. Flores, Guatemala
8. Tikal, Guatemala
9. Antigua, Guatemala
10. Orlando, Fl //DISNEYWORLD
11. Chicago, IL

Just uploaded a few clips of Chicago–

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Birthday Week at WDW

It’s been a crazy week!

We (encouraged by my sweet bf) decided to catch the next flight out of Guatemala to…

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DISNEYWORLD!

Yes!! I had never been to any Disney theme parks before… and didn’t actually think I would be going to one anytime soon as we are currently embarked on a RTW trip. Did not foresee coming back into the United States anytime soon, but it was such a lovely thought!

Kenny got us a taxi ASAP, it was almost 9 pm and our taxi left Antigua for La Aurora Airport at 10 pm. Our flight was at 2 — AM! Wow, I’ve had flown a red-eye but this is the latest one for sure. Either way we were both so excited, a short flight later we’d be in Houston with all the American amenities we’d been missing the past month (clean tap water, hot water, water pressure, bathrooms with operational plumbing, real toilet paper provided, etc)! Another short flight from there we’d be in Orlando relaxing at a Disney resort.

Once we got to our hotel we set off to explore although I was already in awe from the moment we got to Pop Century. Massive figures decorated each set of hotel rooms based on decade. We were located in the 1990s– Pretty perfect. I was also enamored by all the different fireworks shows at each park that went on nightly! I read that Disney spends $50,000 on one night of fireworks for the Wishes show at Magic Kingdom but that one park makes about $3.5 million a day so I see how it’s afforded!

I ate a lot of great food, tried many different things and will be doing reviews on the Flower and Garden Festival and Epcot in general! For now I’ve uploaded the majority of my favorite pictures, and you can check them out below!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/nabtravel/albums/72157665183020741

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