When I started planning to write a travel related post every Wednesday, I didn’t forsee that I would actually be talking about ME traveling. I imagined pinteresting escapades into faraway places. And yet here we are. It is the last Wednesday before my trip. My first trip to the UK is less than a week away!
Thank you Lord! Oh lord I am going to have to be honest and admit that I am as nervous as a turkey on thanksgiving day. Lord have your way with this trip! Do what you want to do!
Anyhow… For this last Wednesday before the real travel updates begin, I thought I would talk about my carry on strategy.
Packing for a transatlantic voyage:
I don’t want my bag to be too cumbersome or heavy. So I did some research, gleaned ideas from other bloggers, and decided to pack just the essentials.
-small foldable fan.
-large scarf for cold flights, also usable as a blanket for night time.
-healthy snacks in case they don’t serve enough food on the plane (I am traveling on a budget airline, so they actually don’t serve any good).
Grown up stuff:
-secret under dress passport and credit card holder (this will be kept on my person not in the bag).
-simple first aid kit with my essential vitamins, benedryl in case I accidentally eat peanuts or sit next to a cat lover, and Advil.
-iPhone and charger
-listerene because all I remember about my first overnight flight was how yucky my mouth felt by the end of it.
-a hairbrush and tie as clip unless my unmanageable mane gets crazy.
-a good book (I am bringing I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak and an illustrated history of WWII for the way home).
-journal (never get lost without your journal!).
-colorful pens cause when I get desperately bored I attempt typography.
–extra pair of underwear and socks. On my first trip abroad my luggage got lost for three days. I spent a good deal of time and stress trying to think of undergarment solutions in a tiny Polish village. You are not going to find me in that situation ever again.
-mini globe that doubles as stress relief ball (cause I never go anywhere without it).
What do you think if my carry on? Am I missing something? What would you bring on a transatlantic voyage?