Wheels up and I am and off to the first trip of 5 trips every woman should take every year. First up…. the couple’s trip to St. Lucia where the plan is a mix of relaxation by the beach and excursions through the rain forest. As a reformed over-packer, I had to review my go-to tips for packing light to ensure I wouldn’t be a victim of extra fees for heavy checked luggage. Coming in at exactly 38lbs in my is my pink DVF luggage. Mission accomplished and money saved!
I received a free bag from Mato Naturals in exchange for sharing it with She Makes Cents readers like you.
Travel Bag For My Island Excursion
When I was packing, I was inspired by all of the vibrant colors of the island so I packed colorful accessories that correspond to the activities that we have planned. Sneak Peek Alert: Follow @shemakescents and @sheslivingthefablife on Instagram for OOTD, travel hacks, and behind the scenes videos. For the off non-resort activities like a rainforest ATV tour, I knew I needed durable crossbody that would survive my extreme tourist behaviors but I knew I wanted something with a pop of color or print. That’s where the Mato Boho Crossbody from Mato Natural comes in handy. This handmade bag is made from eco-friendly canvas and unique handwoven Aztec patterns by local women from Nepal. It features every island color that I was looking for AND it’s the right size to ensure that I am not taking unnecessary items off of the resort, although it is smaller than I expected. Mato Natural is a sustainable lifestyle brand founded with the main goal to make available Eco- friendly products at very affordable prices so it is right with me!
She Makes Cents Giveaway
To kick off summer, She Makes Cents is hosting a giveaway to one lucky reader from the United States. To enter, follow @shemakescents and @sheslivingthefablife on Instagram and leave a comment with the hashtag #SMCtravelcontest. Entries will be accepted until July 15, 2017 at noon (EST). The winner will be announced via a Instagram story on the She Makes Cent Instagram page. Retail value $49.99.