Our Adventures In… Packing!
Brooks and I were over-the-moon excited to book a trip to Africa. Both of us have always dreamed about going on an African safari. Brooks was especially wanting to see Victoria Falls, one of the seven wonders of the world.
Before we left, we snapped pics of our complete outfits not only for fun but also to stay organized. When you have photos to reference what shoes go with what pants and what top, you’ll spend less time figuring out your outfit and more time enjoying your vacation!
Since this trip was a bucket list item for both of us, it felt significant. I knew it would be especially memorable, more so than any other trip we’d taken together so far. I considered the photos we’d be taking in Africa and I knew we’d treasure them forever, so with that in mind, I really wanted our family and future children to have great photos of us — photos we would reflect on for the rest our our lives. To me, that meant leaving the workout gear at home.
Taking a look at Brooks’ closet, I realized his clothing options were limited to nice suits for hockey events and workout clothes. It took some MAJOR convincing on my end, but he got into it once we got started. We both picked up some great pieces that we’ll definitely wear at home, too.
Can you tell he wasn’t quite sure about this exercise? That’s how you know he’s a great guy — anything to make me happy! 🙂
I’m so glad we stepped up our wardrobe for this getaway! The photos we took wouldn’t have done our trip justice had we been too casual. What do you think? Do you like to pre-plan before you pack??