My Happiest Travel Day

by Kéla Walker

The holiday season presents the happiest travel days or at least the happiest reason to travel.  Thanksgiving  is one of my favorite holidays- right up there with Easter.  There’s no pressure of anything, just a time to unite with family and friends over good food, for a fun time.   This year I’m heading home, upstate for the holiday

Take a look at what I’m packing to travel home for the holidays

Since home is only 90 minutes away for me,  I reserved my happiest travel day til the day of, heading to Marlboro, NY on Thanksgiving. I try not to over pack since I’m simply heading home and use this pink leather weekend bag to carry all.  My mom bought it for me a few years ago when I started traveling  “because every woman should have a great overnight/ weekend bag”  she says and I could’t agree more.  It’s gone home with me on several occasions.

 Along with it, I carry smaller bags, packing all my beauty essentials and accessories in these little pouches / mini totes.  I love the quotes & words of affirmation.  They keep me inspired throughout my travel, not to mention keep things separated and organized in my weekend bag. Zappos as a ton of them.

On Thanksgiving my sister and I get all cute and take pictures in front of the fire place- it’s like our little thing so there is always a super kute look on deck for our picts.  This year I’m going for the gold with this metallic skirt.  Super kute, right?

Of course I packed a statement necklace for the trip. This one is my latest acquisition.

As much as I love to dress up, I love pieces that I can simply lounge in for a relaxing day at home.  So I always pack comfy pieces like this sweatshirt  which is great for the day after and lets me represent my home away from home.

You know I love kute flats and while I’m not much of a sneaker girl these metallic kicks are a great way to keep a comfy casual look cute on the go.

My Kloset Pulls to Travel Home

Duffle Bag ~  | Meow Mini Tote Bag ~ Dogeared via Zappos | Gold Skirt ~ Gabriella Rocha | White Shirt & Boyfriend Jeans ~ Joe Fresh | Brooklyn Sweatshirt ~ Forever 21 | Gold Sneakers ~ Michael Kors | Purse ~ Rebecca Minkoff |
Heels ~ Alice & Olivia |  Fedora Hat ~ Brixton  | Necklace ~ Century 21 | Scarf ~ Bromstad for Naturalizer

Thankfully I can drive or take the train home for the holidays but for those that have to fly, it can be an long and arduous process, anything but a happy travel day. Making the experience a little better this year,  Zappos partnered with JetBle to surprise travelers flying through JFK airport in NYC on Wednesday 11/26, the busiest travel day of the year.  They set  up two sections – a cheering section for passengers who made it through security (complete with customized posters, megaphones and prizes) and a baggage claim game down on the lower level where your bag could land on one of multiple prizes – UGG slippers, North Face jackets, round trip flights from JetBlue and more.  That definitely sounds like the happiest travel day one would have for this season.