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Style X Travel: Contiki USA packing list

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California Love: It’s all about flared sleeves, printed tees, Stevie Nicks and Dr Dre on repeat, fur collared coats and rose coloured glasses, kissing the sky and driving fast through the Hollywood Hills, screaming at Disneyland, skinny dipping at Malibu and wearing a gold chain crown to sneak into the Chateau Marmont at midnight.

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Arizona to Nevada: Road trippin through the desert to the solem sounds of Lana Del Rey, kicking dust in overalls, Wild at Heart red swimsuits at roadside hotel pools, staring down school girls in round glasses, lace flares and a big floppy hat to hide behind, smiling high at the Grand Canyon, polaroids in the middle of no where and gaudy gold in Las Vegas just for luck.

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Her name was New York: Those perfect black boots to tackle Broadway, a big salad for a taste of Elaine, a navy hat that makes you feel like Annie Hall, a vintage tweed for tea in Central Park, Empire views and state of mind, a day at the MET in blue flared Ralph Laurens, drag shows in Harlem and a little black dress and bag to kick it downtown.

 

Yes I’m off to look for America. A big 3 week trip awaits me with an itinerary that reads: LA, San Diego, Phoenix, The Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Washington DC and New York. After spending my entire life within an American-centric pop culture world, my excitement for this pending trip it sky high. While it will all be a pleasure, the purpose is mainly for work, specifically a Contiki tour I will be joining that starts in LA and ends in Vegas. Much of it I will be documenting for Student Flights, as will most of my trip. So get set for an xtravaganza of instagram imagery, twitter tips and many blogs to come. But for now, above is a shady snapshot of what I’m planning on packing. A few favourite essentials that will come in handy while I’m kicking it on Route 66.