SWIM READY: TRAVEL TIPS FROM TRAVEL FASHION GIRL

Okay, sun lover - we all know that getting to your favorite vacation destination can be a bit overwhelming. So we've teamed up with Alexandra Jimenez of Travel Fashion Girl to get her best tips for traveling.

Alexandra Jimenez of Travel Fashion Girl travel blog

SWIMSPOT: We all dread waiting in lines at the airport…and especially flight delays. Any ideas to pass along the time stress-free?

TRAVEL FASHION GIRL: The best way to handle long lines at the airport is to avoid them altogether! Check in online whenever possible and always travel carry-on only. I do it 365 days a year so no trip is too long for a carry-on bag if planned strategically.

Also, stay hydrated and add vitamin c packs to your water. A healthy traveler is a happy traveler.

SS: What's on your packing list for a tropical vacation?

TFG: I am always traveling in tropical climates - they're my favorite! I suggest packing lightweight synthetic fabrics to keep you cool. Maxi dresses are a great option to wear anytime, anywhere on your trip - even in transit. Denim shorts are also great because they are stylishly casual and you can wear them for days at a time.

Leave the heels at home and opt for strappy sexy sandals instead. I love dressy flip flops that you can wear on and off the beach for easy style.

Travel Fashion Girl Maxi Dress Travel Tips

SS: Help! I'm leaving for my vacation next week and I want to have a "summer glow". Any tips or favorite bronzers?

TFG: My favorite bronzer is NARS the Multiple in South Beach and it is my must have makeup essential. I take it everywhere. You can use it on your lips, cheeks, and eye lids or add a little glow on your collar bone for a dewy look.

It's also a great choice for tropical destinations where the humidity can leave streaks from powdered makeup. Tinted moisturizer, NARS the Multiple, and a bit of mascara and you're good to go!

Nars Multiple Stick in South Beach

SS: Congrats on your first eBook: Capsule Wardrobe Essentials: How to Pack Light Using a 10 Piece Packing List! What's one tip you can share with our sun loving vacationers?

TFG: Beach vacations are the easiest to pack for - especially carry-on only. All your clothing should be lightweight and stylishly comfortable. Avoid cotton fabrics and choose synthetics such as rayon and polyester blends.

For a super easy one week packing list, you can pack 7 dresses and have a unique travel outfit every day of the week. Add 2 bathing suits, 1 beach cover up, a light cardigan, a straw hat, celebrity worthy sunglasses, a pretty beach tote (that doubles up as your carryon bag), plus 2 pairs of shoes flip flops and dressy sandals and you're good to go!

SS: Where's your favorite travel destination?

TFG: I'm an avid diver so my travels are synonymous with beaches and scuba diving. Southeast Asia is the perfect area to explore - great beaches, even better prices, an amazing culture, and delicious food.

Want even more travel tips sun lovers? Head over to Alexandra's blog for endless tips and tricks! And don't forget to get some vacation inspiration from our Pinterest board._ _