Our big trip to London, Paris and Amsterdam is one night away and I am so excited!
The husband finally finished packing last night. He’s always the last to pack but he’s the lightest packer. Everyone seems to think I’m over packing but even Antz couldn’t fit all his clothes and toiletries in his tiny carry-on. We were just about to buy this bag from Flight 001 *one of these days I hope to buy this guy* for him when he remembered I won a nice Samonite duffle bag from my old company at a Christmas raffle. At the time I won this bag, I was disappointed I didn’t win the ipod but boy am I happy we have it now.
There’s a separate compartment on the bottom for shoes and it has backpack strap and wheels. I found the cute luggage tag at Target.
I bought a voltage converter so I will be able to use my flat iron *I am praying it won’t break* and Antz made some snazzy luggage tags for me.
He’s such a minimalist
Herschel Supply Co Heritage Backpack
Homemade luggage tags *He designed them, printed them and I took them to Staples to get laminated, only cost $1.50 for 4!*
Apple iPhone/Apple Earbuds
Nikon D3000 SLR Camera
Gum *Olivia is super excited because she is allowed to chew gum during our flight so her ears don’t hurt from the pressure
Ghirardelli chocolate *I bought some as a gift for the flight attendants
Aveeno Baby Daily Moisture Lotion *sometimes baby products work best for adults
My bag is also from Herschel Supply Co
I have a must-have list of items I can’t fly without.
Hand sanitizing wipes (as someone who worked for an airline before, wipe the plane’s tray before using).
Cozy socks so you can take your shoes off during long flights.
I can’t sleep without an eye mask (Target always has cute ones in the $1 aisle).
Aveeno Positively Radiant Face moisturizer
Travel size perfume Marc Jacobs Daisy rollerball
EOS lip balm (I like vanilla mint)
I always fly with a rosary (I’m Catholic so it’s obligatory)
I have this rad Rebecca Minkoff pouch for my makeup
Since I couldn’t fit the Nikon camera in my bag, I carry the smaller Nikon J1.
I packed a book I’m excited to read and a couple of travel journals for the long train rides.
I packed my Fuji instant camera in my check-in suitcase, nestled in between my clothes so it won’t break (fingers crossed)
I don’t fold my clothes, I roll everything to decrease wrinkles and save space. I also make a copy of my passport in case my original gets lost. I’ve had these Streetwise maps for a few years and I finally get to put them to use!
I hope I’m not over the weight amount for my suitcase. I’m an over-packer.
Today I picked up our foreign currency at the bank so now I’m ready to make it rain in the shops!!
I hope my talisman will keep us safe, I love mythical superstitions! Do you have any travel good luck charms?