An Excitement Pack

May 3, 2013

Excitement Pack—to get your house guests excited before their trip

By Koseli.

I recently ran into the sweetest idea for upcoming house guests: an excitement pack by Giulia Duch. She lives in Barcelona and instead of just waiting for her friend from the U.S. to arrive, she collected photos, mementos, ticket stubs, and small treats that represented her favorite to-dos, and labeled the items with things like, “you’ll sleep here”, or “you’ll sunburn here”. Then she packed it all up in a simple packing envelope, and sent it away.

Can you imagine being the friend on the receiving end? Best surprise package ever! I can’t wait to borrow Giulia’s idea for the next time we have visitors to New York.

How do you capture the “looking forward” to a trip part? Any pre-trip traditions to help you savor the experience?

Excitement Pack—to get your house guests excited before their trip Excitement Pack—to get your house guests excited before their trip

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1 Giulia Doyle May 3, 2013 at 7:35 am

This is great and so much fun. Can’t believe she is only 16! You might want to go into your post and change her name in both instances – i before u in Giulia ;)…


2 Koseli Cummings May 3, 2013 at 7:40 am

Thank you, sweet Giulia. Edit made! Isn’t it amazing she’s only 16? Her photography is gorgeous.


3 Pamela Balabuszko-Reay May 3, 2013 at 8:19 am

I LOVE this. Incredible hospitality!


4 Lisette Wolter-McKinley May 3, 2013 at 10:00 am

Everyone could use a friend like that!


5 Grace@ Sense and Simplicity May 3, 2013 at 11:06 am

Love this idea. What fun that would be to put together.


6 giulia May 3, 2013 at 12:14 pm

aw, koseli! thank you for your sweet words everybody:) a new york excitement pack would be wonderful! i hope people start doing this because it’s so much fun to make and i’m sure it’s wonderful to receive, right?


7 Sally from Little Hiccups May 3, 2013 at 5:26 pm

What a great idea! We have quite a few visitors from Australia coming to see in us in our adopted home of San Francisco this Summer. I’m constantly telling them places we should take them but I’m sure to forget many of them. This would be a great reminder – and it’s so much fun :)


8 Jen May 6, 2013 at 1:13 pm

This is such a fun idea. I think I’m going to send my kids an excitement pack before our summer holidays this year. A different twist on your article but what a fun way to get them looking forward to our trip.


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