I’d wanted to buy a few new things for our recent Kauai trip, but didn’t want to break the bank. Which, I think is the case for a lot of us when it comes to tropical holidays. Hawaii is expensive enough! I love shopping online for summer items, so I spent months stalking ASOS for reasonably priced dresses that could double as either a daytime bathing suit coverup or a casual evening dress because I also wanted to pack light. This classic striped frock caught my eye and the $40 price tag was perfect. The best part, is that vacation me is far more relaxed, so I didn’t even wear a bra with this cotton dress! The low back was such a beautiful feature, so I just threw my hair forward and hoped that no one noticed. I ended up confessing to my girlfriends on our way to dinner, but they both assured me that they had no idea I was bra-less (though, not sure if that was actually the case, they could have lied like good friends do lol).
Unfortunately, there’s only one size left in this colour way at the moment, but they have a solid black version, or these stripes in a lighter mint combo. Shop the look below:
This trip was a year ago and I think I’m still full. On our flight home, I had to check my carry-on suitcase because it contained half a large loaf of sourdough bread and 3 jars of Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter. I even found a bonus little note from the TSA when I got back, explaining that they’d searched my bag (can’t imagine why).
Your obvious statement of the day: San Francisco’s food scene is incredible. IN-CRED-I-BLE (claps between each syllable for emphasis). When I was there last April with Saschie and Kate, we legitimately ate 5-6 meals per day. Which, was indulgent, yes, but then we got to try as many dishes as possible AND no one ever got hangry. It was a decadent and fun way to travel. Thank goodness for all those hills in the city. Makes SF the perfect place to eat all of the things!
They have more than just the famous ‘I Got Baked In San Francisco’ sign and cruffins. But, I mean, cruffins ARE a huge draw. All of their baked goods were so delicious, I especially devoured their donut…or two. Okay, maybe I had two of their donuts. Worth it.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsonite Canada. All opinions are 100% mine.
I’ve learned many lessons over the years when it comes to comfortable travel.
I was the queen of always overpacking AND over purchasing on trips. I’d bring impractical bags and always managed to wear the wrong thing on flights. I’ve dragged broken duffel bags across airports and worst of all, been absolutely freezing cold for an entire transatlantic flight!
Not only are airlines often charging extra for checked bags, there’s an ease and simplicity to travelling light. Getting ready while abroad becomes so much easier when you’re only armed with your favourite pieces. It’s great having to maneuver just one bag when you’re doing a lot of moving around on your trip, and especially within in Europe! There’s often no option of an elevator and an abundance of stairs.
Curious about my must-haves for comfy, but light travel? Be sure to read on below!
Are they really ‘cool’ if I have to tell you they are? Oh well, let’s go with it. Following my recently discovered San Francisco photos, I have so much to share! To catch you up, I went to SF last April with two girlfriends for 5-ish days. We stayed with her cousins for the first few nights, and they were not only kind, but they also had the best suggestions. Any time you can get insider info from locals, it can really take your visit to the next level (if that’s the way you like to travel). We did some really fun activities and I branched outside of my go-to travel itinerary in the best way. But, what good is this info if I keep it to myself? I’ve compiled a bunch of notable things to do in beautiful SF below for you guys, and I hope you enjoy!