Thursday, December 3, 2015

Travel Bug with Kate

Happy Friday eve friends!! So during the holiday time either people love to travel or plan their upcoming travel because the deals are great. I know A and I are figuring out a place to travel to early February for a pre-wedding trip/anniversary trip. If you don't know her by now, you will seriously love getting to know her as I have over the last few years, Kate is one of the nicest and knowledgeable bloggers there is when it comes to travel. Seriously guys, she has traveled to some pretty amazing places. I have her here on the blog today to give you guys some tips about traveling to different locations, plus some pictures that will sure make you jealous looking at them. I know my travel list has all of the places she's gone to and then some...check out what she has to say below and show her some serious love!!


Good morning makeupHER readers, my name is Kate and you can find me over at Green Fashionista where I blog about fashion and beauty reviews, recipes, weekend shenanigans, and my all time favorite hobby - traveling. I know this is a hobby that Nikki and I both share, and I can't wait to see where she and A pick to go on their upcoming honeymoon!

As much as I love fashion, traveling is where the majority of my fun money goes, even though it makes my closet sad. I'm notorious for over-packing and have gotten much better over the years after realizing how I only use about 20% of what I packed.

Beach Vacay Necessities
Beach Vacay Necessities

On a beachy vacay, you'll spend the majority of your days at the pool or on the beach, so I pack several bathing suits and cover ups for the day time and sundresses and sandals for dinner and night life. Don't forget sunscreen *practice safe sun*, your makeup bag, and a beach bag. And most important of all your passport! You can pick up anything you may have left at home, but you're not getting anywhere without your passport.

 *Punta Cana ~ 2015*

*Boca Raton ~ 2015*

*Punta Cana ~ 2013*

*Bahamas Cruise for a friend's 30th b-day*

*Jamaica ~ 2012*

*Snorkeling the South Pacific in Fiji on our Honeymoon 2010*

City Vacation Necessities
City Site Seeing Necessities

When siteseeing in a big city you'll want to pack comfortable clothes such as your favorite pair of jeans, a flowy top, and walking shoes for the daytime. The best investment I made for our trip to Europe last year was a cross-body bag. I loved having everything I needed right there where I could be hands free, and keep it where I could see it to avoid being pick-pocketed. Also, don't forget to carry cash for cab rides and for tipping and to bring a cocktail dress or two for dinners out. Nothing makes me feel fancier than dressing up and going for cocktails before dinner on a trip. If you've booked any tours beforehand, don't forget your itineraries and vouchers.

*Chicago ~ 2014*

*Barcelona, Spain 2014*

*Lisbon, Portugal 2014*

*NYC 2013*

*You can keep up with my travels on my travel tab*

Don't forget to join myself, Emily, and Kerri on the 2nd Wednesday of each month for our monthly travel link up. Hop on over and link up your favorite travel recaps or your travel wish lists, next linky party is on Wednesday, December 9th. 


  1. I'm a notorious overpacker too!! I love all your recommendations though!! I definitely have the warm travel bug just looking at those beachy pictures!! :)

  2. Oh man!!! We would love to visit Fiji one day! Looks amazing!!

  3. Thanks for having me today gurlie! Love sharing my passion for travel with everyone :-D

    Green Fashionista

  4. I love your packing list essentials!!! This makes me want to just go somewhere right now!!!!

  5. LOVE Kate, too. She's just the sweetest girl. And one of the most traveled, right?!?! Great post, lady!

  6. well this makes me want to hop into a plane and jet off somewhere! Great tips, Kate!

  7. Love that bikini with the hat. Both outfits guides are on point! Of course it also makes me dream of sipping a daiquiri on the beach somewhere.

  8. Youve been to so many pretty places!! I've hit a bunch of the ones you've been to but not Lisbon, Fiji or Barcelona...but I'd love to go to all of them!!

  9. Your beach vacations make me so happy!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston