#TravelTuesday with Marisa Cleveland

Hello Everyone!


Thanks so much for finding me here! Right now, I’m so completely excited to share my #TRAVELTUESDAY techniques. Back in 2014, I embraced minimalism with moderation, and this changed the ease with which I travel.

So today, I’m sharing with you my 4 main techniques for traveling light.


Technique #1: Ditch the suitcase and find a comfortable backpack instead. I have one with several sections, which allows me to keep my electronics, clothing, and toiletries in separate compartments.


Technique #2: Roll your clothes. I roll everything. Anything that’s not wrinkle resistant gets a splash of water as soon as I check into the hotel room (or sent out for steaming). 


Technique #3: Ditch the individual make up tubes. There are tons of tutorials online for creating your own DIY travel tubes, and I prefer the disposable ones, although I’m looking into ways to reduce my trash while traveling, so if you have favorite travel palettes, please share them with me.


Technique #4: Wear one pair of shoes and pack one pair of flip flops. Right now, I’m in love with my Tieks for casual outings and dressier occasions, and I use the flip flops (mine are Croc sandals) around the hotel and for beach excursions.


I realize these are super specific to me, and they may not work for you, but I’m always super curious about how other people travel. Am I missing out on any fun travel tips or techniques? Please share! 


…and I love to connect with other readers, writers, and wanderers through social media. Please find me on Instagram (@thereisnobox) and Twitter (@marisacleveland).


If you’re in a sharing mood, please share your fun travel tip or technique on social media and tag me!







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Marisa Cleveland loves to laugh, hates to cry, and does both often while enjoying the journey one sunset at a time with her husband. Expressing herself through writing, music, and dance is her lifestyle, and as a former gymnast, cheerleader, and dancer, she understands the importance of balance and encourages everyone to stay flexible.







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