Easy Packing & Travel Tips for the Exciting Holiday Season

TV personality Judy Goss passes the savvy traveler test!

In our follow up to Packing Tips for Busy Entrepreneurs, we asked Latina TV personality and QVC guest host, Judy Goss to share some of the essential travel tips she’s learned from her busy, on-the-go life.

Coincidentally, when we caught up with her, she was actually in between flights and excited to be traveling more regularly. As her busy work travel schedule has kicked in again, she’s happy to be able to take her own tips to heart while she’s packing her Rollaboard.

• Roll your clothes instead of folding them. They will have fewer wrinkles.

• Squeeze the air out of plastic bottles so they don’t explode in your bag.

• Pack healthy snacks so you won’t be restricted to French fries and chicken tenders when you get to the airport.

• Always pack a bathing suit. ALWAYS! You just never know.

Earlier this summer, we had the pleasure of working with Judy in Piermont, NY, which unbeknownst to us,  happens to be the town that she got engaged in. Since then, she’s achieved so much in both her personal and professional life. Today, she is a busy entrepreneur, married, a mother to two teenagers, and a host for AWE’s Behind the Gates NYC. One of her more recent accomplishments, while struggling through the challenges that the pandemic brought, has been setting up a home studio to continue to be a guest host and spokesperson for her exclusive home decor line, launched in 2020 with QVC.

We absolutely loved working with Judy on this fashion photoshoot to continue the conversation of the must-have items to pack for a quick weekend getaway. She was a high-fashion model with Ford for many years, living abroad and scoring major magazine and advertising campaigns before eventually becoming a magazine editor herself for Cosmopolitan and More magazines in their beauty and fashion divisions. With this in mind, we knew we’d have some fun seeing how Judy brought her own style to our photoshoot.

A Favorite Graphic Tee & Your Favorite Leggings Are a Must for Busy Travelers

Arriving in casual style, Judy spreads some Latin Biz Today love in Piermont, NY, with our graphic tee and leggings. You can’t go wrong with this uniform when you need a quick outfit to run around and get things done in. (Item 1: Graphic Tee; Item 2: Basic Leggings)


Dress It Up with Fun Denim

For a quick change-up that makes a difference, we’ve ditched the leggings and paired our graphic tee with denim. We love these embroidered leg jeans with a medium wash from Convi Jean. Judy was born with model length legs so these jeans fit her more like capris and with her heels the look is chic! Make sure you have a denim jacket on hand to ward off any chill. (Item 3: Denim Jeans; Item 4: Denim Jacket)

A Fun Denim Jacket Is a Traveler’s Best Friend 

This fun, one-of-a-kind jacket from Tocaya adds a fun factor and can start a lot of fun conversations while you’re traveling.

Out on the Town, Judy Adds Her Favorite Sequin Skirt

For an evening out on the town, Judy created two fun looks for us. For the first one, she keeps the graphic tee and adds her own fun touch with this black sequin skirt. This look with the denim jacket and fun sneakers can be a modern take on dressing up. (Item 5: Sequin Skirt)

Coming and Going, a Novelty Jacket Like This Is a Great Conversation Starter


Judy’s Tip to Always Bring a Swimsuit When You Pack, Saves the Day, Doing Double Duty as a Bodysuit for This Evening Look

Judy’s second option for a full, dressed-to-the-nines look adds two more items. With this coral, one-piece, beach-to-brunch, swimwear/shapewear suit from Mirame and zip moto jacket from The Mergery NY, Judy is ready for date night with her husband in the town where they got engaged. (Item 6: Bodysuit; Item 7: Moto Jacket)

So if you’ve been keeping track, Judy has seven great wardrobe staples that can be mixed and matched in so many ways. We haven’t even touched on the possibilities of the moto jacket with the leggings or jeans and some other fun arrangements.

With Judy’s packing tips and our wardrobe essentials tips, you are set to head off for the holidays. Keep in mind some of our key call-outs when trying to minimize the items you pack in order to streamline your wardrobe.

• Versatility (day to evening pieces)

• Comfort (pieces with stretch, elastic, wrinkle-free)

• Essentials (tees, leggings, jeans)

• Accessories (casual and dressy shoes, casual and dressy bags, scarves for creating a look and also for warmth)

• Jackets (can be dressed up or down and provide warmth)

(Photography courtesy of Ivy Dash Photography)

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