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Cancun: How to Pack a Carry-on

Trying to pack a carry-on for a trip probably sounds intimidating. Not gonna lie, I used to struggle to get it right when I first started. But man, ain’t nobody trying to wait at baggage claim for some luggage they probably didn’t need in the first place. I’m impatient AF so limiting it to only my carry-on luggage gets me where I’m going quicker. Plus, it kind of forces me to only pack my cute clothes which works out better in the end.

Packing Tips for Cancun

1. The goal is to fit as much as possible

I like to have plenty of options when I travel, especially to Cancun. So I try to bring a variety of clothing items so I will have a little something for every activity! Since I knew I’d be driving boats, snorkeling, and going to fancy dinners, I brought pieces for each occasion. Bonus points for ones that could be worn twice (more on that in a sec).

2. Bring Workout Clothes

I like to bring workout clothes for two reason – in case I decide to work out, and in case I’m feeling lazy and just want to chill. Either way, my workout outfit usually just consists of a sports bra and leggings. This way I can wear both pieces together or separately!

I mean, I like to drink wine while I’m packing but what’s new?

3. Pack Dresses because they’re light

I like wearing dresses when I’m on vacation, which works in my favor because they typically pack pretty light. I can fit quite a few of them in my suitcase so I always have a variety of different ones to wear. Typically, I’ll bring a black dress, a maxi dress, a clubbing dress, and a sun dress. The best part is I can switch up the looks with them by adding a cover up, different shoes, and accessories!

4. Pack Multipurpose Items

Space is key when packing a carry-on, so I try to bring items I can wear/use more than once. One of my favorites is to bring sleepwear that can double as a shirt or dress during the day. I also like to bring cover-ups that can double as a duster or dress!

5. Wear bulky items to the airport

The oldest trick in the book. Wear your coats, hats, and bulkiest shoes to the airport so that they aren’t taking up space in your suitcase. Just make sure you don’t mind dealing with it for the next few hours. Also, you can typically put coats in the overhead bins if there’s room so you’re not sweating the entire ride.

Those are my tips for packing a carry-on for Cancun, but I’d love to hear what you do to make it work. Let me know your tips in the comments below, or if any of these are new to you, hit me up with those too!

I’m on Youtube Y’all!

I’ve been wanting to do videos for a while. In fact, you’ve probably seen the few I’ve spit out over the years. Well I decided it’s high-time I get consistent with my channel. Why? Because I think you get a way better understanding of who I am if you watch me do the crazy stuff I talk about on this blog.

If you’re new here, don’t fret. I am about to introduce myself in the best of ways. WITH A VIDEO! It’ll show you who I am and what this blog/vlog/whatever is all about. One day I’ll explain why I started blogging and how it has quite literally changed my life (for the good and the bad) but for now, there’s this.

How’d you like it? Do you prefer text or video? What do you want to see on my channel? Let me know in the comments below!!

Ginger Tried It: Tofu Shiratake Ramen

I’m starting a new series called, Ginger Tried It. I’m always going to the grocery store and picking out random food that looks good (or at least interesting). Some of you are curious like me and want to know if the food is ACTUALLY good, so I’m saving you some moula and doing a taste test of my own.



This week, I tried House Foods’ Tofu Shiratake Ramen. I was browsing through Sprouts and saw it in the refrigerator section and thought it looked good. Turns out, I was tricked but that doesn’t necessarily mean I didn’t like it.

Ginger Tried It Spoiler Alert

Okay, so don’t read this if you haven’t watched the video because it will TOTALLY spoil it for you! If you don’t have time to watch it, here are the highlights.

  1. I purchased this at Sprouts because I went into the grocery store hungry AF!
  2. Rookie Mistake – I thought everything on the picture was going to be inside the package.
  3. I didn’t read the ingredients or nutritional facts before purchasing.
  4. I liked, but was confused by, the way their sauce packet was served.
  5. I suck at holding cameras to record myself.
  6. I add hot sauce to everything!

So yeah, that’s my review! Find out how I was bamboozled in the video above and let me know if you would have fallen for it too? (please say yes).