about how to prepare for a journey part 3
There's one thing worse than not being accustomed to your new surroundings and behaving like a tourist: looking like a tourist and sticking out like a sore thumb in your preppy vacational dresses and new bought shorts.
To avoid that, I usually pack stuff that I plan to leave at my destination. Some older beachdresses, bikinis with mismatching tops, worn out shoes.It's a vacation! I plan on buying stuff! How often is it the effortless beach style that we envy in the locals, not giving a damn what they look like. A day spend on the beach without any fuss.
With the satisfying thought of giving my clothes a last chance, I pack them into a nice bundle at the end of my stay, in a beachbag that probably already has been replaced by a new one and my last dollars,a bottle of water and some snacks and give it to someone in need. That way they still find a way to comfort and cover. I always do this at home with my old clothes as well, but since I live nowhere near the sea, there's always stuff that would've been thrown away instead. You might argue it's just me trying to get rid of my stuff, but I often collect clothes from friends as well to donate them. It might be something for you to try!
Stay tuned, wish for summer and sleep tight!
"Jetlag is for amateurs" Dick Clarke