Inspired by this post on Refinery29 where travel writer Amy Laughinghouse describes her packing technique (cover all angles, take everything!) I decided to share my tips for travelling light. Like Amy I’m also a journalist who spends more time on planes than in my flat but I take the opposite approach when it comes to what I chuck into my well-worn suitcase. I used to be a ‘pack everything but the kitchen sink’ kinda gal but now I’m a keep it light obsessive. Too many hefty fees at the check in desk and let me tell you, dragging a heavy case around gets pretty boring very quickly no matter how cute the outfits are inside.
My day job masquerading as a knowledgeable travel hack has taught me that a lot of you will be booking holidays this month, or at least musing the notion while flicking through glossy aspirational travel mags about exotic locations most of us can barely spell. With this wanderlust in mind, here are my hotly tipped destinations you should think about hitting the clouds for in 2014: