Happy New Year…

Hi Fellow Travelers,

Hope everyone had a brilliant holiday and rang in 2018 in the best possible way!

2017 was an amazing year for me and my travel addiction. Though none appeared on these pages, I did a fair bit of traveling and apologize for not sharing. But fear not, I will update #TAOPL with all my adventures, including some new tips and tricks.

2018 is shaping up to be an equally travel loaded year with my 40th Birthday trip coming up in July. I’m bursting at the seams to talk about it but will wait until the time gets a bit closer to reveal where I’m going and what I’m doing. {hint: it’s rockin…}

Besides, I have an African adventure to update you on before July even gets here! {hint: I got to pet a baby elephant!!! photo below}

I hope you’ve happily closed the door on 2017 with peace and love and welcomed 2018 with the same happy heart. Cheers to more adventures in 2018!



{photo credit: E. Layton}


#tips&tricks; airplane outfit

When I pack for a trip, the first thing I do is figure out what I am wearing on the plane. There are a couple reasons for this. First, the weather of the place I am going to is usually warmer than the place I am coming from, so I’ll wear bulkier pieces I don’t want to pack because it will take up precious space. Plus, planes are usually FREEZING, so I want something warm on me while I’m en route. The other reason? I like to look good! Just because you’re on a flight doesn’t mean you should look like a homeless person…

Here are some things to consider…

  1. Shoes; I usually show up wearing a pair of ballet flats or Docs (I never tie them) or Vans (slip-ons) to get through security. Once I’m on the other side, I’ll sometimes put on a pair of lace up or buckle shoes. If I’m hell-bent on taking my Docs, I just wear them because they are SO HEAVY to pack and take up a lot of room in a suitcase, so just easier to wear. When I’m in my seat, for a 6 hour flight or more, my shoes are coming off and a fluffy, warm, pair of socks is going on. Your feet are going to swell, especially if you eat the food (salt city) and drink wine (duh), so cozy socks are perfect.
  2. Wear layers; I’d rather be cold than hot, so wearing layers is crucial. If you wear a tank, top, sweater or blazer and coat you have three layers to remove if you happen to be on a hot plane. If it’s cold, you’ll be glad you wore so many clothes. I have friends who swear by scarves, so not a bad idea to carry one in your bag. (And don’t forget to turn your AC vent off)
  3. Jeans? Unless they’re jeggings, leave the jeans in your carry-on. I find the waistline so uncomfortable when seated for too long. Thank you for the reminder that I need to lose 5 pounds by digging denim into my stomach! Nope. Instead, I usually wear thick leggings with a long sweater or tshirt. The elastic waistband is your friend and will be comfortable for those long haul flights. I also find dresses to be super comfortable, with leggings or tights so my legs are covered.
  4. Hair; my hair is pretty long and I love wearing it down, but it can be annoying and get in the way. French braid down the back, to one side or boxer braids (two french braids on each side) makes flights so easy. Pulling it back and out of my face is way more comfortable, because if it’s an overnight flight, my sleep mask is going on at some point and it makes taking on and off super easy. High ponytail just doesn’t work if you want to put your head against the rest, so low ponytail or rock it 80s style and put it off to one side. If you have short hair, bless you! This tip doesn’t apply to you, well done *golf clap*
  5. Makeup; I wear makeup. Again, I like to look good! But I do bring makeup wipes for longer flights. Chapstick (I prefer Lip Medex) is your friend and so is water. Keep yourself hydrated and your skin will travel well!

If being a production coordinator has taught me anything (and it’s taught me LOADS), it’s to always be prepared. Think before you travel and you will be comfortable no matter the duration of your flight!

Here are a couple plane outfits I put together from my Polyvore account;



Happy Traveling! xx {pL}

#tips&tricks are cheeky little extras about random travel things you may not think of before you go on your next adventure. Any questions, message me;  erica {at} breakingheadsproductions {dot} com.