If you don’t take a carry on you should. I’ve been traveling since I was 8 months old all over the world and I’ve always made sure I have a carry on. With all the holiday travel coming up I’ll show you what I pack. I always have a few staples that are must haves no matter how long or short a flight is. First you need to start with the perfect carry on. I will tell you I love weekender bags so much. Ectu makes the perfect ones. I have the Hudson Weekender in Black, it’s handcrafted from Italian calfskin leather. If you are worried it will be heavy it’s not if you are carrying it. It is lined with canvas so it makes it really easy to clean the inside. I also love the leather panel on the back of the bag if you want to put it…

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When you think of South Beach, you think sexy and bright and that’s exactly how the Mondrian South Beach is. South Beach is always such a great place to visit because of the energy of the city. It has an exotic feeling without leaving the States. I love where the Mondrian is located it’s a short uber or bike ride away from the beach but you also get views of the bay. It’s not in the heart of all the chaos of the tourist in South Beach so you have the privacy you want when you are on vacation. Our room was incredible at the Mondrian. We stayed on the Penthouse level in a two bedroom, two bathroom suite facing the bay. The room was bigger than some apartments I’ve been to. With a full sized kitchen and stove, dining area and large living room. It’s perfect for those who…

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Being a California native I always have explored new cities and towns in the state. When I was little my parents would take me on weekend road trips up and down the state a couple times a month. Now as an adult I still do that but I forget to explore the cities around LA but I decided to change that. I spent the weekend in Torrance which is a beach side community that has the charm of an old town. I checked into the Bluestem Hotel that is a really cute and centrally located boutique hotel. It has a coastal vibe with cute fire pits on the patio. A living wall in the lobby and a really great staff. The service at the hotel was so great. The rooms are bright and modern. I love how comfy the bed was and the room felt really cozy which made not…

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