Meet Suzanna, our intern here at Travelteq. She shows us her daily travel essentials, kept organized by her Lauren bag. She’s a classic lit lover so she never goes anywhere without a good book. Never not chilly; she usually has a cozy scarf to rug up in. She also forgets things easily so a notebook and pen is always on hand. In addition: a variety of lip products (a girl’s got to have options), a magazine, and a Swiss Army Knife just for good measure. Thanks Suzanna!
The Savvy Traveler
Best tip for traveling on a budget?
My guilty pleasure is clothes shopping! As long as I don’t do too much of that abroad, especially at stores that I can find back home, I can manage to keep to a good budget.
Favorite beach destination? Favorite cold weather destination?
Bali! Actually, lots of places in Southeast Asia. Also, not your traditional beach destination but St. Andrews, where I went to University, has the most beautiful beach scenery ever! Although it’s cold and windy, you can’t beat the view.
Top tips for getting through a long haul flight?
7 hours or less I can usually power through with a book, good movie options, and lots of water. Anything longer than that I need a neck pillow and sleep to stand it.
What items do you splurge on?
Makeup/skincare in general.
How do you unwind after a long day?
I have to commute from The Hague to Amsterdam, so more of my after-work routine is spent getting home than I’d like to admit. If it’s a nice day I like to walk back to the station. Then on the train a get a little pre-home unwinding in by reading a book or listening to music. When I arrive in The Hague I hop on my bike and go home. It’s nice to get that little bit of exercise in too without really trying. At home I spend some time with my boyfriend, let him cook me something yummy, catch up on whatever show I’m watching, shower and pamper, and get to sleep early if I have work the next day.
Favorite shopping spot in Amsterdam? Eating spot?
I love shopping in Amsterdam! I think this city has such a unique fashion culture and you can always find new, cool, little stores. I love the “concept stores” all over the city where you can get clothes, interior items, pretty much anything the owner likes and wants to sell. It is always a well-presented mish-mash of really cool things. There is also so much good vintage shopping. For food, my favorite place to go is Genki Garden on the Reguliersdwarsstraat. I love sushi, and this place has the most charming little garden out the back where you can eat.
What's inside Suzanna's bag: