In case you didn't notice by now, I simply love travelling. I travel as much as I can and in the past years I can firmly say that I've become a pretty awesome Weekender. Getting away for a long weekend recharges my batteries and as I said before fuels my creativity. But while being a spontaneous traveller has its advantages, be sure to do your homework and follow a few simple tips.
Plan ahead: Narrow down your destination main hotspots. I usually try to write down on my Moleskine the places I want to see or activities I want to do the most once there. I embrace the time constraints and do some research on the web. If I don't have enough time I ask my Virtual Assistant (http://www.brickworkindia.com/) to look for reviews on the highlighted venues I share with him. Another great tool are the Louis Vuitton’s City Guides. I recently discovered them to find the hottest spas, restaurants and nightclubs everywhere around the world.
Bring a pair of comfortable yet stylish shoes: Invest as much time as possible in the quest of finding the best pair of shoes for your trip. I like to travel classy, without compromising comfort. Stonefly, Clarks and Deichmann provide a large variety of fine quality shoes. I suggest you to buy a dark genuine leather brown pair of loafers (during Spring or Summer) or a pair of classic formal shoes that will always look well even in your favourite travel jeans.
Day-to-night jeans: Most checked bag limits are under 22 kilograms. For this reason you'll want to save as much space as possible and wear a pair of jeans you'll use the most. I found an elegant, yet comfortable pair of Guess Denims that pair well with a basic t-shirt for commutation comfort or with a fancy blazer for a night out.
Pack early: Have you ever noticed that for some reason your stuff will always take up more space on the way home? Try to overcome this issue by packing early and leave only the most vital things on the top layer. If you like me decide to take, every time you travel, advantage of the exchange rate and revamp your entire season wardrobe, this tip will be vital!
Travel soft: I hate rolling suitcases. I invested in a nice waterproof leather green and brown carry-on bag by Marbloro Classics. Soft bags have a lot of perks; they’ll stretch to fit your stuff, and you’ll have less trouble squeezing it into a crowded overhead compartment during your flight.