We’ve been busy tying up the loose ends of our California road trip coming up at the end of March. Plane tickets are bought, camp sites and hotels are finally booked, and now it’s time to start putting together a packing list. Since we will be driving down the coast and will be camping along the way, we are bound to hit a variety of climates; packing wisely and minimally is a must! Of course we will pack all the necessities with us (think clothes, toothbrush, tent etc.) but for me, there are a few must-have items on my list that I know I’ll love having with me on our road trip just because. Take a peek below, and be sure to check out the fun giveaway at the end of the post thanks to my friends over at JORD 🙂
When I travel, I love to travel in style 😉 We always pack light so I try to bring clothes that are neutral and can be mixed and matched with everything. Accessories are a fun way to dress up an outfit and they don’t take a lot of room in your bag so I always make sure to pack a few. This unique JORD Wood Watch is a recent addition but is quickly becoming one of my go-to pieces. I don’t wear a ton of jewelry, but when I do I tend to gravitate towards minimalistic pieces – and this unique wood watch from JORD’s Frankie collection definitely fits the bill. I love the rich, dark sandalwood paired with the emerald face, and the gold accents add the perfect finishing touch. The wood on this watch goes with so much in my wardrobe, but I love wearing it with blues, greens, and whites lately. Pair it with a cute bandana tied around your neck or a fun floppy hat; it’s bound to make any outfit Instagram worthy 😉
I’ve mentioned my of love travel journals before, but I think it deserves another mention. It’s such a cool way to document a trip, and I know that it will be so much fun to read about all of our adventures years from now.
I’m a photo junkie and always have been. I love snapping pics because it helps me to look at things in different perspectives. I feel so in the moment when taking pictures. When I look back at pics from old trips I always get so nostalgic in the best way 🙂
Reading is my jam whenever we have downtime on a trip. I’m always looking for book recommendations so feel free to share your favorites with me! Some of my fav magazines as of late are SELF, Real Simple, Traveler, and Magnolia Journal.
Music is essential to setting the right mood on a road trip. Tasso is usually in charge of setting up the tunes, but I’ve currently been listening to Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Beatles, and Billie Holiday a lot lately. Podcasts are another great option to mix things up. At the moment, I’m loving How I Built This with Guy Raz, Super Soul Conversations, and Happier in Hollywood.
I’m so excited to partner with JORD Wood Watches to offer one lucky reader a $100 off gift code towards a JORD watch of choice! While there is only one winner, EVERYONE will receive a consolation code worth 10% off once the contest is closed. Believe me, you don’t want to miss this. Good luck!
Be sure to check out more of JORD’s unique wood watch designs below. They make the coolest gift, or you can just gift one to your self (no judgements here 😉 )
*Giveaway ends on 3/11/2018 at 11:59 p.m.
**This post is made in partnership with JORD Wood Watches, but all thoughts and opinions are my own**