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[004] Ask HPL: What Shoes for Work + Pleasure Combo Trips?

Episode 004 - Ask HPL: What shoes for work + pleasure trips?

This episode of Ask HPL discusses the topic of what shoes to pack for trips that include both work and play. I take the time to walk you through the necessary shoe options, as well as a few “maybe pairs”, and what you need to look out for in the process of picking the right ones.

The question was asked by Holly Galbraith of Go Future Media and Tourism Tweetup the Podcast.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What shoes are truly essential, and what shoes are considered bonus add-ons
  • What to look for when choosing your perfect pair of travel work shoes
  • My ultimate tip for being able to pack light, for shoes or any item

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Written by Brooke

I run the show at Her Packing List and love packing ultralight. In fact, I once traveled for 3 entire weeks with just the contents of a well-packed 12L handbag. When I'm not obsessing over luggage weight, I'm planning adventures or just snuggling with my pet rabbit, Sherlock Bunz.

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