Happy Saturday Folks!
It's getting serious guys. The countdown is ON. We are down to 5 days until we leave for our much anticipated and eagerly awaited Walt Disney World and Florida trip!
the kids and I started our packing duties yesterday and to be honest it is quite the task that we have ahead of us. We made some headway but still have so much more to do.
As some of you may or may not know that part of my packing procedure is planning out each and every outfit along the way and doing it with as much coordination as possible (for pictures of course - we don't want to CLASH).
It is a bit tedious, but I make a list of all our clothes/outfits for each day and let me tell you, it soooo helps for organization and to save time while on your trip...
Because why should you have to waste precious vacation time staring at your packed clothes and deciding what to wear when you should be out there having fun?!
Keep these things in mind while packing:
9 Packing Do's & Don'ts
Although I've travelled the majority of this year (all domestic of course), to me the rest of my 2020 trips so far have been more along the lines of a visiting trip or a getaway and have not really been a vacation.
What's the difference between a Vacation, Getaway and Trip?
I use the term Vacation rather sparingly - and mostly save this term for trips that are over-seas and/or lengthy. But not to include a trip that is visiting family (East Coast) regardless of length of time.
I use the term Getaway for shorter trips (typically less than 1 week) and usually not a great distance away from home - Las Vegas, Portland, Seattle, etc...
I use the term Trip for any of the above and for any travel that was not mentioned in the above descriptions.
This one is a vacation and the last time I packed for a vacation was actually way back in October of 2019 when I was heading for Greece!
Memories of Greece -
I don't know about you, but that was a wonderful trip down memory lane and makes me want to go back to Greece!
Well I guess it's time for me to face the day and sign off.
See ya guys and gals tomorrow,
Hi! It's Saturday - Yay!!
Rather than having to get up at 6:30 this morning like I do on weekdays, today I got to sleep until 7:30!
Seriously folks, I had to get up early again today since it was the first college visit with Gianna!! If I hadn't mentioned it to you, my dear sixteen year old has decided that at this point she would like to pursue a career in musical theatre. So, we will be visiting lots of colleges during the next year.
Today, we began locally, here on Long Island at Hofstra University. We toured the grounds as well as a few of the buildings and I was very impressed overall wit this school. Of course, it was only the first school we saw, but we are off to a good start!
A few tidbits about Hofstra
Another thing that Hofstra has is GREEK LIFE! And speaking of all things Greek, I thought I would springboard off of Tanya's blog where she chats about packing AND her trip to Greece last year -- and share some information about packing for Greece.
So, here we go...
The romantic vision of visiting Greece usually comes with the desire to romp in the mediterranean sea and take in the warm rays of the sun, as well as tour the famous sites. Spring, particularly May, and Fall, namely September are wonderful times to visit Greece as it's warm but not super, super hot. September and October are also a good month as by this time, most of the tourists are gone.
With this weather in mind, let's take a look at some of the key items that are best to pack.
In general, Greece is a casual dress destination and considering the average Spring climate can range between warm to hot, with average temps between 66-77°F, you'll want to pack items like jeans and tee shirts. If you are like Tanya and me, you also want to make sure you have plenty of pre-planned cute outfits, particularly for those fun photo ops!
As a result, here are a few of my suggestions -- Fun tank tops, vests with shorts are a must and there's always room for mini-skirts and light sun dresses.
Hats definitely add some flair as you make your way around the Greek islands. I'd also recommend one or even two pair of stylish sunglasses for that extra fashionista look.
Now, when it comes to footwear, consider a few options, and if your suitcase and creativity permit, pack them all. Comfortable walking shoes like sneakers are going to be necessary for those days filled with sightseeing.
You'll want to bring along some sandals - comfortable, of course - for those casual, relaxing days. You might not associate boots with Greece, but, yes, these lend themselves to a trip to Greece.
While the temps might be on the warmer side, don't forget to bring a light jacket for those evenings when the temperature drops.
Of course, one of the best ways to insure that you save time and effort while on your dream vacay, follow some of Tanya's tips for efficient packing methods!
That's it for now folks!!