Clean energy. Good energy. Psychic energy. There are a ton of different energies out there, but one of our favorites is travel planning energy.
You know, the kind that makes booking a few red-eye flights look like a good idea. Heck, you might add on a hike to the day after one of those flights with enough travel planning energy. With the right destination and crew, it can even make you commit to an 8-hour drive on a whim.
We’re still working on a way to bottle it up, but for now we’re sharing our best travel packing tips so you can stretch your travel planning energy as far as possible.
Decide What Trip You’re Going On
When you see all the possibilities in front of you, you may decide that you want to relax on a beach and hike a summit on the same trip and we’re here for it.
It can be hard to decide what to pack since you have to be honest about what you want to do and what you’ll actually do on your trip. Still, don’t pack clothes that Cheryl Strayed could have used in Wild if you’re leaning towards an Eat Pray Love type of trip (luckily, our women's and men's travel collections are designed to work hard for all types of adventures).
Plan Your Outfits So You Can Pack Light
Taking pictures and travel go together like peanut butter and jelly, so it makes sense to pack fashionable travel clothes. Even though you can’t carry your closet on your back you can plan your travel outfits by day and activity so your suitcase is as efficient as possible while still having everything you need to look as great as you feel.
We know a thing or two about packable travel clothes, so you’re off to a great start here!
Divide And Conquer With Packing Cubes
You go through the trouble of finding, buying, and picking comfy travel outfits, why let them get mixed up and dirty in your suitcase?
Packing cubes are a great way to divide your travel clothes by day, activity, or even by whether they’re clean or dirty. Plus, they keep your clothes compact so you can fit more in your bag.
With sustainable fashion at our core, we full-heartedly recommend supporting other sustainable brands when looking for packing cubes. You can even recycle things like shopping bags to give them a second life (we love a reuse moment).
Wear Your Bulkiest Items While Traveling
Even with the best planning and packing, that flannel onesie that you can’t imagine staying in a cabin without is going to take up a lot of room in your suitcase. Don’t leave it behind. Start the vacation early by wearing it on the way.
The best travel outfits for long flights or drives are typically the ones that are the most comfortable, and comfortable clothes also take up a ton of room in bags. Solve two problems at once by wearing them while traveling.
Take the Opportunity to Donate, Repair, and Recycle
Packing for a trip means looking through your clothes, deciding what you actually wear, and leaving the rest behind. Those are also key steps in joining the circular economy.
As much as we love making our clothes, we also believe in sustainable fashion. That means we want people to wear our clothes out and then repair, reuse, or recycle them instead of sending them to a landfill (want to resell your clothes for Toad credit? Request a clean out kit through our partnership with thredUP).
While you’re deciding what clothes you love and want to bring on your trip, take a moment to make a pile that you’re ready to give back!