Packing anxiety is real. I know it from your DM’s. And I’ve personally lived it myself, years traveling to many places around the world juggling business, leisure, toddlers or angry teens. Regardless of locale, reason for trip, or needy (but good) family members, it sucks if you find yourself in a panic packing and it sucks even more if you land in your destination not feeling and looking like the person you wanted to be. And what I mean by “wanted to be” is that sometimes locations can make us want to be a bit “more” of something. More relaxed (Bali), more chic (Paris), more carefree (Ibiza), more one with the outdoors (Montana). You get my point. So how do you lean into the codes of a locale without losing yourself or dragging two large bags with you, 80% of which you leave folded for the duration of the trip?
I’ll break this down for you. Let’s go to St. Barths.