Holiday travels can scare anyone. Hordes or people all trying to get somewhere at the same time and all with an extra sense of urgency. Combine this with the fact that for many of these people, it’s the only time of the year in which they travel… ie. Travel noobs clogging up the system :P
These holiday travel tips will be fairly obvious advice to most of you, but you’d be surprised how much you can forget in the rush of the holiday season! Here are a few reminders for those of you in this scenario:
1. Give yourself more time than you think… in each and every part of pre-travel!
2. Pack earlier in the day, not the night before.
3. Get to the airport hours before, not an hour before.
4. Do your research, know what you can and can’t bring with you as well as weight restrictions for baggage.
5. Don’t forget your passport if you are crossing countries.
6. Don’t forget to pack your gifts and presents!
OK so while we’re on holiday travel tips as well as talking about presents and gifts…
I’ll be very brief. You have friends and I have books. And you’ll want to impress your friends with your choice of gifts for them right? Perfect, cause I’ve got you covered. I’m not even kidding. (While tooting my own horn at the same time) The book, How To Pack Like A Rock Star, is the perfect gift for your friends as it combines those laugh out loud moments along side the “Holy crap, this is such great practical advice! What an amazing gift giver you are!” and “Best. Friend. Ever!” comments.
But order now so you’ll be sure to get it before Christmas!!! PS you can’t buy this book in stores. Oh and why not, for a little more incentive for ya I’ll add a holiday promo code : XMAS to make the book an even $15 bucks for the holiday season. I’d love to share the book with you, will you share it with your friends? Hope so!
Hope the basic holiday travel tips helped a little but for those of you wanting more, don’t worry, ‘How to safely pack a bottle of wine in your suitcase’ is coming soon! Also did you catch how I photoshopped the book into the image above, (my attempt at subliminal messaging, making travel synonymous with How To Pack…!).
As always, feel free to Email me with any questions or inquiries!
Shaun – firstname.lastname@example.org
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The title, How To Pack Like A Rock Star was meant to be fairly self-explanatory and obvious, but how did you interpret it? Did you read it as, how to pack like a ‘rockstar’ (as in, a slang reference to something being done in the best possible manner or to “describe something good”). Or did you interpret a little more straight-up as it reads, ‘Rock Star’ (as in “Someone who is in a popular rock band”)? That space, or lack of space between the two words, makes a big difference to me. So how did you interpret it?
(thanks urban dictionary for these)
The truth is, there is no wrong answer and both ways are right. Officially I was referring to the musicians in the book who contributed their expertise (so the Rock Stars), but in saying that, I also fully intended and expected for more people to see it the other (rockstar) way… because it is after all (in my opinion!) a far superior way in which to pack. So then why am I saying this now? To remind you and me of one key point: You don’t have to be a musician to pack like a pro!
I was reminded again of this when professional soccer player Matt Watson of the Vancouver Whitecaps sent me a picture of his suitcase packed with pure class and elegance. Its obvious, and yet I still forget that Pro athletes can travel just as much as musicians, so doesn’t it makes sense for them to be pro-packers as well? Don’t be confused, I’m not saying that it makes sense for all athletes to ‘support Green Bay football’ (Get it? “pro-Packers”. Sports joke. Hilarious, I know…) but what I am saying is that there are a lot of other professions that travel for work. So athletes, musicians, business people, travellers and vacationers alike, let this be a good reminder to all of us that we can all be rockstars within our travels. And as much as I really dislike the use of the word and term ‘rockstar’ (true story), I think it’s fine if you use it in this setting… cause after all, we are reproducing the methods brought forth by true rock stars!
So yes, the Rock Star (aka ‘Rockstar’) pack method is expanding to the world of athletics, thanks to Mr Watson. Will you be the one to rise up in your world? Keep in touch if you do :)
I just got back from a 10 day vacation with my family and it was amazing, BUT for a moment there, before we left and as I was packing my suitcase, I felt as though I forgot how to pack for that length of time?! Or worse yet, I could barely remember my own rules to packing! Sure it’s been a little slower of a year musically for me and sure I haven’t been touring as much but I’m almost embarrassed about my packing skills feeling so rusty! To be honest with you, I even had to go back and reference my own book to review my packing checklist!
This is sad for me… but lucky for you, because it’s made me realize that more people need a chance to brush up on their own packing skills for their own vacations or upcoming getaways and so in order to help you in your journey I though I’d put on an End of Summer Sale! I’ve lowered the price of the book to $17.99 (plus shipping still unfortunately… unless you live in Vancouver and wanna meet up :P )
OK ok, in reality it’s not that I forgot how to pack, but more that I got a little caught up in trying to take pictures of a new pack that I forgot what to pack and most importantly, where I was traveling to! I was heading off to Hawaii! I had no need for multiple pairs of jeans, multiple dress shirts, etc… just a couple pairs of swim trunks, a few v-neck shirts and a couple tank tops and I woulda been set… but the picture looked cooler with all the rest so I left it in there. Ha. Right before I left my home, I did unload the items in the top picture with an ‘X’.
Let this be a good reminder,
Have a look at the weather report for your destination, and pack accordingly!
SO basic, yet SO easy to forget :P
PS. this is my list (from the book…)