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Friday, April 22, 2011

Things I HAVE to have on a Trip

Traveling frequently really makes you learn what you need and what you don't need when on the road. I started out packing everything I may possibly need. Now, I have to be able to carry it on the plane without some Sassy Stew giving me sass. I try very hard to not let that happen!

There are certain things that I cannot and will not go on a trip without having in my possession.

  • My smartphone. I have a Droid and I love my Droid. I don't know how I functioned without it. And yes, it has a pink case (like my blogger friend Masshole Mommy...I like pink check her blog out by clicking on the link). At least it's pink for now. I can track my flights, check in, keep my reservations at my fingertips, text, email. And the all important Facebook.
  • My Kindle. I had vacillated over asking for this at Christmas time. What the heck was I thinking? I LOVE MY KINDLE! I can read a murder mystery, business book or anything I want without having to pack 3 or 4 books. I tend to read a lot and was spending upwards of $20 a trip on books. The only thing I don't like is that you can't have it on while the plane is taking off and landing. And if you were wondering, it has a PINK case on it! 

  • My laptop. Even though I can do almost everything on my smartphone, I still need my laptop. I need it for work mostly but sometimes the Facebook app just doesn't cut the mustard. 
  • My Tom-Tom. I can follow a map pretty good but I really would just rather have some funny voice tell me where to go and how to get there. Austin Powers anyone? Groovy, baaaa-by! 
  • My makeup. Yes, I am one of THOSE women. I do not go anywhere without my makeup on. I am picky about my makeup. I have had my luggage lost for 48 hours and had to go buy drugstore brand. I thought my skin was going to commit suicide over that. I am a BareMinerals girl. 
So if you see me trying to get 3 bags on a plane....shhhh! I promise to only put my 18" rollerbag in the overhead bin. I know my laptop bag and purse will go under the seat in front of me.It's just one teeny little rule I break.

Off to pack for next week!


  1. I agree! I always bring a ton of snacks too.

    I just found your blog through Surfin Saturdays blog hop. Have a great weekend and Happy Easter!

    Amanda @

  2. Thanks for stopping by Amanda! I usually have a bag of candy stashed in my bag...not healthy but sometimes it's the only thing to get me through the day!

  3. I never go anywhere without my makeup... Never!!!

    Masshole mommy sure does like PINK!!! Me too, but for some reason I don't usually buy anything pink...

    We have both a Tom Tom and a Garmin and find neither of them work well in Pittsburgh. Not sure of the reason....

    Hope you have a very Happy Easter!!

  4. Thanks for linking up to my weekend hop at I am now following you!

    BTW I so want a droid and I am always torn between pink and purple. Purple is the FAV color but sometimes the pink just screams "ME!"

    I love that you love pink too!

    Come back next weekend and link up to the hop again!!


  5. I had an issue in Pittsburgh the first time I used my was weird. Sent me way out of my way and I got super lost. they are good, when they work!

    For me, the pink is all my accessories, I don't look good in pink though so very little of my clothes are pink.

    Thanks for stopping!

  6. I have a Garmin and it gets all mixed up in Boston. I'm in the burbs and it works well out here, but when I go into the city - forget about it. They did a huge project in the city called the big dig several years ago and I think my Garmin is set for pre big dig directions. Grrrr.