Weekend Getaway Essentials

This summer has consisted of multiple weekend excursions that I’ve had to pack quickly and rush off to.  From a quick trip up to our lake house in Wisconsin to a last minute trip to St. Louis, I’ve had to throw things together and go a couple of times.  Now, I’m not complaining, I think better when there’s a time limit and pack minimally when I can only bring a small duffle bag.  The preparation for the trips I’ve had so far have made me into a little bit of an expert in the quick weekend getaway essentials.  There’s still some summer weekends left this year, which means I’m sure there will be a couple more getaways in my future (and hopefully yours too!).  So, without further ado, here’s my complete list of weekend getaway essentials, ready for you to pack and go and a moment’s notice:


  • Jean Shorts
  • Pants
  • (1) Dress
  • (1) Skirt
  • (2) T Shirts
  • (2) Tank Tops
  • (1) Blouse
  • Pajamas
  • Swimsuit & Cover Up
  • Undergarments & Socks


  • Flats
  • Sandals
  • Comfy sneakers


  • Versatile Necklace
  • Watch
  • Default Earrings
  • Lightweight Scarf
  • Small Purse

This little capsule wardrobe gives you plenty of options for casual, comfortable or more dressed-up.  With these few items, you can have about ten different outfits for whatever activities and outings your getaway throws at you.

Weekend Getaway Essentials, RebeccaWanderlusting


  • Whatever’s in Your Normal Make-Up Bag
  • Face Wipes
  • Moisturizer
  • Deodorant
  • Razor (if you aren’t flying with only a carry-on)
  • Hair Serum
  • Sunscreen
  • Toothbrush & Toothpaste
  • Hairbrush & Hairties


Weekend Getaway Essentials, RebeccaWanderlusting

All of these items would fit in my duffle bag and tote, which makes for an easy check in for flights, train rides, buses or however you are getting to your destination.  Safe travels to all and enjoy your weekend getaways!

What are your weekend getaway essentials? Where are you headed next?

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