THE EASIEST TRAVEL HACK THERE EVER WAS

Okay, okay let me paint the scene as this is one that is ALL TOO FAMILIAR for Erik & me.

& I’m sure many of you relate.ย Ready?! Ok let’s go.

Erik & I are in our uber to yet another flight. To really set the mood, Erik loves getting to the airport with plenty of time to spare. Me on the other hand?ย Haaaaa let’s just say if I don’t travel with him, I miss my flight. I cut it WAY too close, I’ll fully admit.

In fact, he HATES these shoes that I always wear because it slows me down in the airport – HA! He 100% banished me from wearing them to the airport a la Blair Waldorf & tights as pants. Btw – my mood in that photo is basically me in the airport with Erik.

Anyways, back to the lecture at hand. We are in the car on our way to the airport. We also live in the neighborhood in SF furthest from SFO so it’s not necessarily on the way.

ALMOST EVERY SINGLE TIME we have the following conversation {he does too!! it’s not just me}:

“wait, is my oven on?”

That’s when allllll the thoughts come rushing in so ready to ruin your vacation…

Welllll I was in a rush and toasted a bagel in there this morning

Oh I DEFINITELY turned it off…. i think?

Wait, did I remember to turn it off from dinner two nights ago?!

WELL- despite Erik’s best efforts to get us to the airport at a reasonable hour, we have def turned the uber around more times than we care to admit to make sure the oven is off.

UNTIL NOW because I read THE BEST TRAVEL HACK EVER ON FACEBOOK.

In fact, as soon as I read it, I told it to Erik & he even was all like “ok that’s legit”. It couldn’t come at a better time since we are traveling this entire month, no joke.

OK so as you leave your house with your bags & everything, the very last thing you do is

Take a picture of your oven dials with your phone

Genius, right?! Then when those pesky thoughts come in, all you need to do is pull up your gallery on your phone

To make it even better, this can apply to literally everything, not just that damn oven that we all wonder if we left on:

Wait, did I feed Lucy on the way out? Take a photo of her food & water

Did I leave the lights on? Snap away

Where tf did I park? Take a photo

Did I blow out that candle? Gotcha covered.

Is Lucy’s playlist on {yes I’m nucking futs}? Proof is in the photo. Should I have her guest post her playlist?! HA – you can peep it here.

I DEF left the straightener on… i think?!ย Actually, Shannon, you didn’t, check your phone,

Whatever it is that might come to haunt your vacation later… take a photo of it as you go. This will become like clockwork: phone, keys, luggage, passport, wallet, photo & GO!

I can’t take all the credit for this, I read it from this post on someone’s Facebook status but I HAD to share it with you guys. & of course it can relate to whenever you leave the house for the office / gym / dranks / etc. Just make sure it’s the last thing you do!

On that note, we are off to MILWAUKEE on Friday! Super quick trip, then we are leaving the weekend after for Texas, some totally rad international travel until September bc #yolo & then LA for an exciting partnership!

Ok your turn, what are some of your travel hacks?! tell tell, I need ALL the help I can get so Erik doesn’t want to kill me every time we go to the airport.

ta ta for now! x Shannon

+++ cover image here by one of my favourite instagrammers, @korvostills
+++ my post on beating jet lag here
+++ ps this is my go to travel outfit, minus the shoes or else Erik will kill me. These are my go to for the plane w/ socks always ๐Ÿ™‚

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