packing for Europe.

packing for travel | dotted design There are few things as exciting as looking forward to travel. Brendan and I are about to embark on our first international trip since we went to Iceland and visit Prague, Vienna, and Budapest. If you’ve been to any of these places, I’d LOVE to know your tips or recommendations, {especially on food!}. I love just wandering around cities looking for little gems, observing the culture, and of course finding beautiful pieces of design. I’d much rather see gorgeous architecture and sample bakeries than lay on a beach any day!

Though I haven’t quite carved out the time to pack yet {!}, I’m conducting some last minute research on the best items to bring on a trip where I want to bring as little as possible. The weather should be around the low 60s during the day, so layers are going to be my best friend. I always try to pack a lot of neutrals so I can mix and match everything throughout the trip. The hardest thing for me to find when traveling is shoes - there are so few that are both comfortable for walking dozens of miles a day and not too sporty or geriatric-looking. I’ve read good things about these loafers, but it’s always scary to make the investment without a test run. I’ve also got to load up on good books for the plane, and I’m aiming to finally finish The Goldfinch - only 600 pages to go!

While I won’t be posting while I’m away, I’ll be back in the saddle the first week of October. In the meantime, you can follow along on Instagram for some glimpses into our adventure.

What are your favorite items for travel? And send me those Prague/Vienna/Budapest ideas!

long cardigan | weekender | scarf coin purse | the goldfinch | loafer notebooks | crossbody handbag | jacket
style, travelLaura Huebner