The Art of Packing Your Travel Bag & The 5-4-3-2-1 Rule To Travel Lighter

OMG! I can’t believe it’s Monday already! And I am actually pretty excited!



Okay, guys, don’t be so shocked. It is indeed possible to be excited about Monday!!!

Fine, I’ll admit to it. There IS a reason I am happy today. I’ve been keeping it from you for a while and I can’t hold on to it anymore out of my pure excitement!

don't put off your happy life


I’ll be travelling to Europe in a week and a half!!! I KNOOOOOW, this is so excting! I haven’t been there in almost 3 years, and this time around I have Ukraine, France and Spain on the itinerary. I’m super stoked to see my family and friends, and explore all places I’ve never been to before. Woop woop!

travel does the heart good


Needless to say, last two days were spent brainstorming on what gifts I should get and for whom. I might have had a bit of a panic attack and a mental break down, but then I decided to be a big girl and took the situation under control. I was surprisingly lucky when I went shopping, I am almost done! The only big tasks left are: to book a couple of bus tickets between cities in Spain, hotels in Paris and Barcelona, and… well… PACKING!



I really liked the idea behind the 5-4-3-2-1 rule to pack lighter.

pack lighter


Obviously, I need to make sure to include my workout gear too: a sports bra, 2 tops, jogging pants and light-weight running shoes *more on that tomorrow*. I am super excited to go for jogs in new places, therefore, it’s a must. Also, the Spartan Race is only 6 weeks away!!!

Here are some more suggestions I came across online.



What are the things you can’t travel without? How do you avoid taking too mucg with you?



Filed under Fitness, Holidays

25 responses to “The Art of Packing Your Travel Bag & The 5-4-3-2-1 Rule To Travel Lighter

  1. I really like that rule too. I will be traveling A LOT in the next month and this is great to keep in mind. My husband is a typical male packer. It drives me nuts sometimes.

  2. Girl, I hope you have so much fun! You deserve a vacation! These packing tips are great – and reminds me that I have a school trip coming up…

  3. Awesome – that sounds like a great trip!! Lucky girl!!

  4. A trip to Europe?!! That’s awesome I hope you have so much fun. And packing is my worst skill It’s kind of a joke in my family that I’ll always bring the biggest tavel bag.

  5. Wow, you’re going to have so much fun!! Can’t wait to hear about it!! I love this rule! It’s a great one because I do have trouble packing for trips!! I make lists on top of lists!!

  6. YAYYY!! I’m excited for you to go back!! I am a known overpacker *guilty face. I typically lay everything out that I’m going to pack, and then have to eliminate half of it because apparently I don’t need my whole closet (at least according to my family…). My necessary items (aside from the obvious clothing): hair products, shoes for different occasions (running included), makeup, and allergy meds haha

  7. absgoldberg

    awww, thats’ so exciting!!! I hope you have a great time and stay safe! I usually don’t have too much trouble packing light because I tend to wear a lot of the same stuff over and over again, but I really like the 5-4-3-2-1 rule.

  8. That’s a great packing tip! Have fun in Europe – but I think that’s a given!

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