In 12 hours I'll start my trip to Sydney, Australia. Boyfriend and I are flying from JFK to LAX, spending the day in L.A., then flying to Sydney. Basically our travels start ass early on Saturday morning and we don't reach our destination till Monday morning.
To prepare for THE LONGEST FLIGHT EVER, I bought 2 seasons of Mad Men. When else am I going to have time to catch up on that show? Other than that I hadn't really done anything prepared...i.e. packing.
All week I've been dreading packing for this trip. I just knew it would be a disaster. Ughhhh where do I even start?! The weather is spring-like over there. I don't even remember how to dress for spring. That was months ago. I don't want to be too hot or too cold. So, I've been procrastinating...till right now.
I decided to just bring jeans and t-shirts, a blazer, a few dresses (for the wedding we are going to and if we go out to dinner), some clothes to work-out in (wishful thinking), and tons of underwear. Worst comes to worst at least I will have clean underwear. Also, I'm only bring 3 pairs of shoes: pumas, heels, and my work-out shoes. I still haven't gotten together any toiletries or carry-on stuff but already this is my most successful packing experience to date (knock on wood).
If I end up with not enough or totally inappropriate clothes then I'll just have to go shopping. This could work out in my favor....
Update: You need a visa to go to Australia. You can get it online and it takes 30 seconds but don't wait till the very last minute to do it. Kinda stressful.