A dressy option – I love these from Zara and these wedges J.Crew (wedges are the most comfortable dressy option, especially for walking on cobblestone streets).
A plastic flip flop – (for the beach or just in case your accommodation bathroom is not up to par) My favorites are Havaianas.
*See what I did, I even snuck in an extra pair here!*
I try to pack something casual and something dressy.
My favorite picks are:
Utility jacket– for every day use in any country and any situation. It is the perfect jacket that always looks fashionable and put together. (Other options include this from H&M, a removable hood from Nordstrom, and these from Amazon).
A black blazer– this is perfect if you need a nice jacket for a night out and can transition into many different looks with a scarf or accessories. (Other options include this navy version from Zara, this black one from Zara, and this casual one from H&M).
Wool coat – this is only necessary if you are traveling during winter seasons. All other seasons you can layer sweaters under the utility jacket or the blazer.
A packable puffer coat – the compact puffer is great to throw in any bag if you think it’s necessary. Many companies make light, packable ones. I have this one from Land’s End. You can also layer it under your utility jacket.
I go between using a backpack and a suitcase. Backpacks are great for Asia and South America where the travel is a bit harder and rolling a suitcase behind can be more difficult.
What do you do when presented with an opportunity to fly to South East Asia for less than 250 dollars roundtrip?
Nate Buchanan jumped on a mistake fare last year that ended up taking him and his wife through a whirlwind tour of Europe and Thailand, using points and miles to alleviate most of the costs.
From sleeping on boats off the coast of Thailand to some instances of travel hacking at it’s finest, Nate has some great advice on saving money while you travel and how on earth to decide where you’ll be going next!
This is Part 1 of Nate Buchanan week here on the podcast. Check back on Thursday to hear us talk more about Nate’s entrepreneurial adventures, he’s got some great projects to talk about!