1. Grab a sweater or shawl that can be converted into a last minute blanket or pillow/ This is super helpful when you need it and the key is to wear a sweater light enough to be peeled off when it gets too hot but is easy to throw back on when it gets cold. This one from Crane and Lion that I am wearing is super thin but bulks up pretty well into a last minute sleep aid. I also loved that it was long in the front and short in the back (wrap style) so that there wasn’t the risk of sitting on it while I was in the car.
2. Keep jewelry and accessories simple/ More things worn equals more things that you can loose within the cracks and crevices of the car. I kept it pretty simple with a small necklace and my favorite watch.
3. Bring sunglasses/ Or you risk getting blinded, sunglasses were a must have!
4. If changing climates bring layers or a convertible outfit/ We passed all the way through Southern Oregon, into Northern California, down to Southern California and back so its safe to say the climate was different each time we got out of the car. I tried to dress accordingly and brought a pair of backup shorts so that if it really was too warm I could strip down to a tee and shorts.
5. Keep your makeup and haircare super light/ I learned this one the hard way and put a usual amount of Moroccan oil in my hair before we left. My hair felt greasy by noon and I was done. Same goes with makeup. The lighter it is, the better you will feel at the end of the day.
Safe (Comfortable) Travels Friends! You can read more about our first stop in SF here!