What To Pack: Spring Travel Edition

Spring is one of the best seasons for travel. Many destinations tend to be more affordable and less crowded, unless you're headed to a Spring Break hot spot, then all bets are off. These are my picks for packing from March-June, and can work anywhere from Europe, to NYC, to Northern California. Some things I currently own, and some will be in my closet soon!

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1. Who doesn't love a packable stripey umbrella?

2. I have this jacket, and it gets tons of use in both Spring and Fall.

3. A denim dress is great for travel, because it can be worn so many ways, I currently have three in rotation.

4.  Comfortable espadrilles are perfect for long walks, and easy to pack.

5. A Captain's tee, so everyone knows who's in charge.

6. Bucket bags are back, and great for holding travel necessities.

7. A light sweater for unpredictable weather and chilly Spring nights.

8. I need this scarf.

9. I love how this necklace goes with everything.

10. A raincoat alternative with a hood, to keep hair happy!

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Valentine's Day Gift List

With sub zero temperatures coming to Pittsburgh this weekend, I'm looking forward to a lazy Valentine's Day with my husband, lounging in our pj's and enjoying a mimosa brunch, while getting reacquainted with our maxed out DVR, and wishing we were still here .  I can't resist the Hallmark holiday, so these are my picks for some sweetheart swag.  If you have a Valentine who loves to travel as much as me, any of the gifts on this list will guarantee a Valentine smooch - xo!

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1.  Who wouldn't love their beau in a pink suit?

2. The sweetest winter set for the tiniest of sweethearts.

3. Travel sizes for the guy who doesn't want stubble on the go.

4. Dying over these red hot slippers, the perfect shoe for leisurely strolling from day to night.

5. I've had my Tumi locks for years, and these ones are especially nice because they make for easy bag identification.

6. Does your honey constantly take notes or make lists while traveling?  These notebooks are the best for keeping things neat and pretty.

7.  This bag screams - "Take me somewhere warm!" 

8. Portable candles can turn any generic hotel room into a relaxing retreat or romantic rendezvous.

9. Obsessed is an understatement of how I feel about these lip balms, just a hint of color and lots of hydration, keeps my lips soft durning the longest of travel days.

10. If your darling likes to be prepared for the smallest travel hiccup, this kit makes even sewing a button look chic.

11. A lovely scent in a TSA friendly spritz bottle.

12. Can't live without my packing cubes, and this set is extra thoughtful when monogramed.

13. The perfect set for lounging at home or in a Tahitian bungalow.

14. For the traveler who loves a warm beverage to go.

15. This book for a relaxing Valentine's Day on the beach or next to a cozy fire.

16. For the wanderlust obsessed, a calendar for a new city escape every month.

17. Whether boardwalk or asphalt cruising, this bike would make exploring more fun.


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