The new Alem Weekender has us thinking about our next getaway. We went around the office to find out where everyone has been traveling this summer and what their best travel tips are!
We have been low-key for travel this summer, just heading down to the beaches of 30-A a few times, but I WISH I was going back to Tulum...that was my favorite vacation to date...
AMANDA: Staff Accountant
We're going Denver, Colorado, St. Petersburg, FL, and Cape Cod, MA!
Travel advice: I have a "Vacation Packing List" note saved on my phone so it's a no-brainer when I'm inevitably trying to pack the night before! I keep all my travel sized products & laundry sack ready to go in my toiletry bag. And, I try to only pack versatile clothing items that can be split up to create several different outfits. I try to not pack shoes that can't be worn more than once during my trip - otherwise, it's not worth the precious cargo space! 9 times out of 10 my Birkenstocks look just as good with my outfit than my heeled sandals would. Security lines stress me out (especially when you're traveling with kids!) and I find it's so much easier to maneuver around airports without a purse so, I swap out my Mamuye Tote for a backpack and make sure my Debre Wallet is easy to locate and throw anything extra in my Emnet Pouch.
ANNALISE: Jewelry Designer
I road tripped to sunny southern California this summer!
BRIE: Jewelry Designer
I'm traveling to LA to visit my best friend from College who recently moved there to pursue her music career!
Travel advice: When packing, I like to roll my clothes up. I find it makes for more room in the suitcase, but also reduces on fold lines and wrinkles! I also always bring a sketch book with me. Sometime's when traveling to a new place, it's good to put down your phone/camera and really take in the environment around you, write about it, doodle, save wrappers and receipts, or just draw. Makes for a fun travel journal to look back on!