Happy Tuesday everyone! It’s week two of driving on the other side of the road and I feel we’re making real progress. It’s time to link up with The Bonnie Rose for this week’s edition of Travel Tuesday! This week I wanted to share some of my travel essentials.
This is my number one. Whether it’s my DSLR, my point-and-shoot, or my phone, I don’t like to be without a camera. I do try to put the camera down and enjoy the moment as often as I can, but I always like to be prepared just in case something irresistible comes along!
Reading material is essential for any trip. If I’m in the car I generally try to bring along a book-on-tape even. I enjoy music, but generally headphones hurt after a while or the music (esp radio stations) become repetitive. I also prefer to read versus watching a movie – just a general preference. So before any trip I try to load up the Nook or find a substantial book to last me through the quiet moments.
Have you guys ever heard of this stuff?? I tend to suffer greatly from jet lag on long journeys – especially when flying west (which is apparently backwards from most people). Anyway, these little pills really do seem to help A LOT. I also drink lots of water and try to stay awake or sleep according to the landing schedule. If I can keep the sleep pattern generally set to amount of sleep rather than time of sleep I find I get a long much better.
Being a fair-skinned person I have learned the hard way that sunscreen is always essential – no matter the climate. I’ve actually gotten some of my worst sunburns on cloudy days! Sunburns are terrible no matter what, but it’s certainly no fun to try to deal with while traveling.
Good shoes are also a must. I’m almost always on the go when traveling, so it’s important to have shoes that can keep up. While tennis/hiking shoes are the most obvious ones to focus on, I’ve found that it’s also important to have good “supporting” footwear. There’s nothing worse than taking the wrong pair of heels/flats/sandals that rub the wrong way and make wearing any shoes uncomfortable.
What are your travel essentials??