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Monday Blues # 22

Monday blues is here again with this happy buggy I spotted out in town.
For my next post I will be writing from a secret location.
Can you guess where it is?
Oo00oh the mystery, right?
So clearly I will be traveling for the next few days and I am SO EXCITED! I love traveling because I feel so free, alive and worldly. I love thinking about how airports intersect so many lives. How about you? What do you love about traveling? Are you a light packer or do you bring the kitchen sink with you? I am a light packer. I usually bring tank tops, 1 pair of pants, 1 sweater, maybe 2/3 pair of shorts, 1 or 2 dresses and ciao ciao bellas I am ready! Of course you need some other goodies so here are my other must haves:

1. camera
(w/charger of course!)
2. scarf
3. dream mask
4. sunglasses

5. small purse that comes across body for easy access to ID, $$, chapstick
6. large backpack or tote
7.
ipod full of NPR podcasts (w/charger of course!)

I am still packing and trying to see what else I may need and hopefully not forget. I am going to a location where everything is mucho $$$$ so I want to avoid spending other than for travel, a few snacks and a few souvenirs. We shall see how I do dahlings, that is the plan at least. Do you have any travel tips for me? Any good stories? Don't be shy, feel free to help me with the last minute packing and don't forget to enjoy your Monday :-)

11 comments

Maya said...

Oh, I used to travel a lot in my twenties and thirties. And my first long trip was actually cross country in the USA for three month with a boyfriend..., always traveled light! Now, I'm kind of a homebody, but considering that I relocated from Switzerland, being here still somewhat feel like an adventure!

Erin said...

Unfortunately I tend to pack heavy. When I fly, I am right up to the weight limit (but I never pay the overage fee! so no kitchen sink...ha!)

I wonder where you're going?! So mysterious! Have fun nonetheless, and I can't wait to hear all about it (and see pics, too)!

I always like to bring an any memory chip for the camera if I don't have the laptop with. Just in case!

Deetree said...

I love travelling, and have to create detailed lists, or I will most definitely forget stuff!! Although I try to keep it light, it never works out - there's always just one more thing I need to shove into the bag!! Come check out my Monday Blues post! ;>

drollgirl said...

i want to jump in the buggy and hit the road!! how fun does that thing look!??!?!?!

travel kind of fritzes me out. if i could teleport, i would go to a lot more places!

Mary-Laure said...

I'm such a LIGHT traveler, you have no idea... But I can't leave without my sunglasses, my striped shawl and a hoodie.

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

happy traveling!
i'm a heavy packer that can fit a lot of things in a small case!
xox
www.froufroufashionista.blogspot.com

simpledaisy said...

Definately a heavy packer...
Have to make sure I have the perfect something to wear for every occasion!! Happy traveling and I hope you are going somewhere fun!!!

Gabbi said...

Bon voyage dear Laura!

I love your Monday blue bug but even more I look forward finding out the mystery location... already it sounds like much fun. Mucho$$$ spots are intriguing! :)

Have a great fun and safe trip...xo

Beach Vintage said...

I am the lightest packer ever. I never take makeup on holidays either.

Di said...

I'm the light packer variety! I went to Japan this year, where I thought everything would be expensive, but was surprised - I took some snacks with me and didn't eat in fancy restaurants but I still had the most amazing experiences. I love just to wander and take photos.......and that doesn't cost anything!
Have a great trip.

Joyce said...

I have a lot of catching up to do on your sweet blog. I see that you packed well. xoxo