E!: What’s your favorite trip you’ve been on so far?
CMK: I spent a month driving all over Italy with my fiancé one summer, and I still think about that trip often. It was the most beautiful and romantic trip I’ve ever been on. We did a little bit of everything; we took a cooking class and learned how to make four different types of pasta, ate breakfast with alpacas, drank incredible wine, took a boat around Lake Como, and went hiking in the Dolomites.
E!: Is there anything that Dean packs for trips that has now become a must-pack item for you too?
CMK: Dean is the most minimalistic person I’ve ever met, so I’m usually the one packing things that he ends up needing or wanting to borrow
E!: When you travel, do you usually check a bag or go for the carry-on?
CMK: I never, ever check a bag. For the month-long trip to Italy, I packed everything in a carry-on suitcase and a small duffel bag. I’ve learned to keep it super minimal, pack one pair of shoes, and wear the other pair. I’ll pack skirts, shorts, and pants that can easily be mixed and matched with different tops.
I also limit my skincare and makeup routine on trips. Just the essentials! I always get anxious about my bag getting lost whenever I had checked one in the past, so it’s better for me to know that everything is with me.