This weekend I am headed to Durban with P to be the official photographer for an article he is writing. Woootl! We go away for the quick weekend a lot and so I’ve become pretty efficient at throwing together a bag. One thing that I can say about myself is that while I generally love the excess, I’m good at keeping my luggage to a minimum (I have gone on three week trips with only a rollie carry on).

My strategy, whether I’m going away for 2 days or 2 weeks, is to write up a list on my iPhone in the Notes app. I’m a pretty last minute person but if I have a big trip coming up then I can add things to my packing list as I think of them in the days leading up to it. This way, when I’m inevitably throwing things into a bag hours before my flight I don’t miss anything important.

Weekend Away Checklist:

Laptop (charger)
Ipad/E-reader(charger, latest New Yorkers downloaded)
Camera, lenses, charger (not pictured because I’m using it, duh)
Keeping it tight:
Make up bag
Toiletries (we don’t have liquid restrictions on domestic flights here)
3 well thought-out outfits, one extra cute for a date
Running Shoes
Running shorts, sports bra and socks
iPod touch/running watch
running hat

And that’s all, folks! See you next week with pictures of our weekend.

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