Travel Escapades/Western Wild
Our fashion blogger, Christie Lanzilotti, shares with you her wanderlust adventures and escapades exploring the wild beauty of California and some tips for long road trips.
With summer right around the corner, I think we all have a little more of an adventurous spirit than usual. For me, I adore packing up the car with my partner in crime, Henry, and taking off on spontaneous weekend trips. This particular weekend we were craving rugged terrain and wild coastal views. We decided to head out on a journey to San Francisco for a weekend of exploration of the unknown. We began our journey in Los Angeles, then traveled through the famous “grape vine” to get to San Fran, then proceed to travel back down along the coast through Big Sur. It was an awesome adventure and the views were to die for. If you’re ever out in California, this drive is a must. I’ve made a list of some helpful tips and tricks for long car ride adventures and how to enjoy them as much as possible!
Road Trip Necessities
1). Wear comfortable clothing. Seriously, if you’re gonna be in a car for 5-10 hours, you want to be comfortable. Yet, how do you balance looking good too? Wear something light and airy. Some of my favorite current pieces are the Lucy in the Sky Bells from Winds of Change and layering these comfy pants with bras with tanks.
2). Bring water…and lots of it! In the summer heat with the sun beating down on the car, be sure to stock up on plenty of water, fruit juice, or cococnut water for electrolites. You will probably have to pull over to go to use the loo more often than not, but it’s worth keeping yourself hydrated!
3). Pack light and bring only what you need. I always used to have a tendency to over pack…literally bring my entire closet for a trip. I ended up only wearing a couple outfits and would just have to drag around a bunch of unnecessary clothing. So, lesson learned. Be sure to bring only what you really need. Also, bring clothes for the elements. Always have warmer clothing available, like a long sleeve top, or a sweater as a back up for the cool evenings and an extra pair of socks and panties, just in case 🙂
4). Soak up the views. I know sometimes it’s easy to want to pass up pulling off your route, but trust me-it’s so worth it. Take time to enjoy the ride and pull over at over-looks and vistas. You’ll thank your self later.
5). Make sure you have a killer playlist. I cannot stress this enough. For me, the music is equally as important as the location I’m heading to. Here’s a fun, summer playlist of music I had on my last road trip. Enjoy 😉