8 TIPS FOR PACKING A HAND LUGGAGE CASE

Although I try to avoid traveling with a hand luggage suitcase as much as possible, it still happens a few times a year. Because the booking of a large suitcase is too expensive, or because I only leave a few days and do not allow myself to take a large suitcase. Do you exactly want to know how I do this? In this article I give you 8 tips.

1. PURCHASE A LIGHTWEIGHT HAND LUGGAGE SUITCASE WITH A GOOD CLASSIFICATION
When you travel with a hand luggage suitcase, you can not take so many stuff. Firstly because the dimensions of a hand luggage suitcase are limited, but also because you often have to keep a maximum weight in mind. This is different for each airline company, but the fact remains: you simply can not take too much weight. However, you can ensure that your suitcase stays as light as possible in a certain way. And the first step is to purchase a lightweight carry-on suitcase. Preferably also with a good suitcase, so you can pack as efficiently as possible.

2. ASK YOURSELF: WHAT KIND OF CLOTHING AND SHOES DO I NEED TO HAVE ON THE DESTINATION?
Before you pick out the clothes and shoes that you want to take with you on a journey, it is useful to first ask yourself what kind of clothes and shoes you prefer to wear at the destination you are going to. What type of vacation are you going to do? And what temperature is it there? I often take clothes that I think look beautiful, but do not wear them at all. Because it is not comfortable enough or too cold / hot. So it is a shame to fill your hand luggage suitcase if you can take so little with you. But what helps me nowadays is good and realistic thinking about my choice for clothes and shoes. Okay I know this is really hard! For my trip to Indonesia I had lots of clothes with me, but not enough…. Luckily we had the best resort ever where I can wash my clothes. You can find the resort over here. Together with Booking.com I can give you, after your payment and stay at the accommodation, a 25 euro pay back on a booking from 50 euro. How great is that?! The only thing you need to do is click on the link and book your favorite hotel. After the booking is finished  and payed, you received the 25 euro back.

3. ROLL ON YOUR CLOTHING
Maybe you already knew the tip of rolling up your clothes, but I still want to name him in this article. For real: you can get a lot more in your hand luggage when you roll up your clothes. Oh, and: your clothes arrive much less wrinkled at the destination. What is especially nice with clothing that is made of fabrics that wrinkle quickly.

4. CHOOSE FOR CLOTHES WHICH ARE ALL COMBINED WITH EACH OTHER
Once you know what clothing and shoes you are really going to wear at your destination, you can start combining garments. What I do today is choosing two to three colors and only packing clothes. So that they can all be combined with each other and you can create many different outfits.

5. PUT SMALL ITEMS IN YOUR SHOES TO SAVE SPACE
Now we are busy with tips to save space in your hand luggage suitcase: stop your shoes full of small items, such as socks, underwear, swimwear and accessories. This way you prevent crushed and distorted shoes, but you also use all the space in your suitcase.

6. PLEASE TAKE THE LITTLE AS POSSIBLE BEAUTYPRODUCTS OR PURCHASE MINI PACKINGS
I will tell you honestly: I myself am very bad at this. When I travel, I always take two large toilet bags. Not smart, I know – yet it happens. So it would be smart if I buy mini-packages from my beauty products in the future so that I can put everything in one toilet bag. And that also brings me to the next point:

7. TAKE YOUR BIGGEST AND HARDEST ITEMS DURING TRAVEL
Although this may sound logical, I often see people walking on slippers or in a t-shirt at the airport. With bulging bags and suitcases in their hands. No matter how hot it is or will be at a destination, I always draw the largest and heaviest items when I travel. This simply makes a huge difference in space and weight.

8. PLACE ALL THE ITEMS THAT YOU MUST TAKE OUT OF YOUR SUITCASE AT THE CUSTOMS ON THE TOP
On top of my hand luggage suitcase, I always insist that I have the items that I need to get at the customs, available leg. This way I will be ready in time and the line of people behind me does not have to wait for me for hours. Fine for myself, but also for others.

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I have reached my goal in life!

The name of title already said it! I have reached my ultimate goal in life. Okay ‘in life’ sound a little dramatic. But when I started this blog life I said my biggest goal would be when I will be invited to travel the world. It may be to travel to Paris or to Rome. But something I always wanted is to go to Indonesia. I have talked about this many times with my bf. Because he also want to Indonesia so badly. So when I have received that one email a week ago, my day can’t be ruined anyway!! Haha! Sooo guesss what: I am going to travel to Indonesia in one week with a travel agency. So so great. I still can not believe it. I always dreamed of that amazing hotel in Bali, which look like a dream as you can see here. A place with all the amazing palmtrees and beautiful pools. For me the best thing in Summer are palmtrees. When I see them I always get that Summer feeling. And Indonesia has a overload of palmtrees, so it would be a perfect place for me. Check also this hotel, how cool is it?! The most perfect thing I ever see. Have you ever been to Bali in your life. Do you have any tips for me? And in which hotel did you sleep? I think all of them looks absolutely amazing. See here some other beautiful hotel. Together with Booking.com I can give you, after your payment and stay at the accommodation, a 25 euro pay back on a booking from 50 euro. How great is that?! The only thing you need to do is click on the link and book your favorite hotel. After the booking is finished  and payed, you received the 25 euro back. So don’t forget to use it because it saves you some money and that is always nice. Oh and stay tuned on my Instagram to see some amazing photos in a week. I am already sooo excited for it!! Have a great day!

 

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Photo credit: @taramilktea / other credits are unknown.

Let’s get away met mijn Suit Suit koffer van Duifhuizen

Suit Suit handbagage koffer Duifhuizen

Hi girls! Het begint al weer heerlijk weer te worden. Het lijkt zelfs al een beetje op het voorjaar met het zonnetje en de zachte temperaturen. Hebben jullie dan ook al zo’n zin om een leuk reisje te plannen? Ik in ieder geval wel! Vooral in deze tijd van het jaar in januari, bijna februari, is het toch eigenlijk zo’n minder leuke periode. Geen feestdagen en nog lang geen Pasen. Daarom is het zo leuk om iets te plannen, zodat je wat hebt om naar uit te kijken. Mijn eerst volgende reisje is ook al gepland. Ik kan het nog niet geboekt noemen, jammer genoeg, want we hebben het verblijf nog niet geregeld. Maar we zijn in ieder geval van plan om met de auto naar Italie te gaan. Het wordt een rondreis langs (bijna) alle mooie plekjes van Italie. Ik heb er nu al zin in. En wat ik heb ik daar voor nodig? Een hele fijne koffer natuurlijk. En hoe leuk is deze handbagage koffer van Duifhuizen van het merk Suit Suit. Hij is super leuk omdat hij zo’n mooi retro roze kleurtje heeft, maar hij is ook nog eens onwijs handig. Zo zitten er heel veel fijne vakjes in en kan je er ook bijpassende reisjes tasje aan toevoegen. Zoals op bovenstaande foto te zien is. Op die manier is het super easy om je koffer netjes in te pakken. Wat ik het allerfijnst vind is dat het aan beiden kanten een rits heeft zodat als je hem open doet niet meteen alles eruit valt. Dat is vooral zo makkelijk als je met alleen handbagage vliegt en het eruit moet halen voor de douane controle. Je shopt deze kleur, maar ook nog eens 4 andere leuke kleurtjes en ook nog eens in verschillende maten bij Duifhuizen.nl Als je zo’n koffer hebt dan kan je toch niet meer wachten om veel uitstapjes te maken?! Hoe vind jij deze koffers? En in welke kleur zou je hem graag willen hebben?

 

Ik mocht van Duifhuizen deze Suit Suit handbagage koffer uitzoeken om te reviewen. 

 

Best thing to do in Barcelona

Rent the coolest bikes at Cruising Barcelona (Dutch company)

The best thing to do in Barcelona and to see as much as possible is renting a bike. But I don’t want the normal bikes, I want to do it on a LA style 😉 Cruising Barcelona rent the coolest beachcruisers ever. And it for a fair price. When we cycled across the boulevard it was such a cool vibe. There were sporting people everywhere: surfers, runners, swimmers at the pools near these photos. I can really recommend this. And it was nice weather also. Very important 😉 I have so much photos to share with you guys, so you will see a lot Barcelona the next comming days. Have a great day everyone. Kisses

4x my travel bucket list

These are four of my bucket list destinations. @doyoutravel, @jannid and @ohhcouture makes me want to travel more. Thanks for all the inspiration of these beautiful places, but no thanks from my wallet 😉 I love things like palmtrees, white beaches, pink houses, breathtaking spots and smoothies. But I never been far away from home. My farthest place I’ve ever been is Marrakech. I’ve only been to countries like England, France, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Germany and Morocco. I hope I will go to the Amalfi Coast soon. I’m already been to the Cinque Terre. You can find it here and I love it. Amalfi is a little the same, but I think it is prettier. What are you bucket list destinations? Let me know!