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Cannot Wait to Travel Again for Dance!
Traveling is my 2nd favorite thing. After dance of course. Thanks to opportunities from Dance I've been able to travel across the country and hope one day the world!
It can become stressful though when you are going so far away to compete or perform and are worried about having everything you would need to hit the stage. To cut down on the stress make a list and pack early. Days ahead. Obviously toiletries you need can't go in till the last minute but pack everything else. This gives you time to check that list and be sure you didn't forget something. And bring extra. I use zip lock bags and little organizers to keep everything straight and to make the most out of crucial packing space. Plus the zip lock bags will come in handy on your travels back for any dirty laundry to be kept separate. Also always pack an all black dance outfit that can become an impromptu costume if you need it.
My biggest nightmare is my luggage getting lost or delayed and not having what I need to perform. So, I pack as many of my MUST-HAVE pieces in my carry-on just in case.
My last piece of advice is dress comfortably for the flight. Layers for the different temperatures you'll have on the plane or in the terminal. I also like slides and socks. It makes the security check easy and again it's all about comfort. Be sure to hydrate you and your skin so you arrive at the destination in tip-top shape. Now, zip the suitcase grab your phone charger and enjoy your trip!