Deciding on what clothes to pack for a long trip is always a careful and thoughtful process for me.

I usually start by putting together a pile of all the clothes that I would love to bring on the trip. More often than not, I end up with a pile too big to fit in my backpack. So, I start the process of eliminating less essential items or as I call them, “backpacking luxuries.”

I am guided with the lightpacking mantra, “If in doubt, leave it out!”

My clothes OCly folded into packing cubes. 

I still make a conscious effort to bring a few backpacking luxuries for those special days during the trip when I want like to feel like a (non-backpacking) tourist on holiday.

On a three week trip to Malaysia and Indonesia, one of those guilty pleasures was a white/red striped collared shirt I bought from Regatta.

It was made to good use when I and newfound travel buddies went island hopping in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

Island Hopping in Tuanku Abdul Rahman National Park in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

I like laidback nautical classic style of Regatta. I usually spot one or two items that I like whenever I visit their store.

Regatta announced an exciting promo this summer. The grand prize is a 3D/2N stay at Shangri-la Mactan Resort and Spa (inclusive of airfare, complete meal, airport taxes and fuel surcharge).

Perfect weekend getaway at Shangri-la Mactan Resort and Spa

Regatta Escape to Luxury Promo: Win a trip to Shangri-la Mactan

This summer, Regatta brings you the grandest and most luxurious treat with Regatta Escape to Luxury Raffle Promo. Get a chance to win a luxury trip to Shangri-la Mactan with two friends or relatives by simply purchasing P1,000 worth of Regatta items and registering on Facebook.

Full details are posted in Regatta’s facebook page.