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Old 08-20-2014, 07:19 AM
 
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It depends on where I am traveling, the length of my trip and on the seasons that I will be at my destination. But in general several pairs of underwear, a few changes of clothing (for day & night), a light sweater if going to a warm climate (as one needs this for air-conditioned areas), appropriate shoes, toiletries (as I don't know that I can get what I need exactly at the destination easily), electronics (including cellphone and charger and portable computer and electrical wire for charging), appropriate identification and some money (including debit/credit cards).
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Old 08-20-2014, 12:35 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Clothes are easy but how do you handle the liquids? Fine for the small bottles of 50ml or less, but I don't want to spend tons of time trying to shop for all my unscented toiletries (I'm allergic), bottle of eye wash, eye drops, nasal wash, toothpaste, mouthwash, hand gel, lip cream, etc etc. And try finding these items in a country where you don't speak the language and can't read the labels.
I have been known to occasionally ship a box of toiletries to myself, c/o the hotel, when I had a more extended trip. Not cheap, but it works on business trips because I can usually get reimbursed.

I always travel with a bunch of lightweight camisoles in a bright colors - easy way to jazz up a monochromatic wardrobe. I also have a pair of lightweight black trousers that can be washed in the hotel sink/bathtub and hung to dry, and they look like they've been dry cleaned. I've taken them to Europe several times and worn them every other day (rather than packing several extra pairs of trousers). Wish I'd bought a pair in grey, too.

Unfortunately, scarves just don't look good on me. I'm very busty and they just don't seem to drape as nicely on my body shape.
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Old 08-20-2014, 05:10 PM
 
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I have been known to occasionally ship a box of toiletries to myself, c/o the hotel, when I had a more extended trip. Not cheap, but it works on business trips because I can usually get reimbursed.

I always travel with a bunch of lightweight camisoles in a bright colors - easy way to jazz up a monochromatic wardrobe. I also have a pair of lightweight black trousers that can be washed in the hotel sink/bathtub and hung to dry, and they look like they've been dry cleaned. I've taken them to Europe several times and worn them every other day (rather than packing several extra pairs of trousers). Wish I'd bought a pair in grey, too.

Unfortunately, scarves just don't look good on me. I'm very busty and they just don't seem to drape as nicely on my body shape.
Not all scarves are long.
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Old 08-21-2014, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Gorgeous Scotland
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I have been known to occasionally ship a box of toiletries to myself, c/o the hotel, when I had a more extended trip. Not cheap, but it works on business trips because I can usually get reimbursed.

I always travel with a bunch of lightweight camisoles in a bright colors - easy way to jazz up a monochromatic wardrobe. I also have a pair of lightweight black trousers that can be washed in the hotel sink/bathtub and hung to dry, and they look like they've been dry cleaned. I've taken them to Europe several times and worn them every other day (rather than packing several extra pairs of trousers). Wish I'd bought a pair in grey, too.

Unfortunately, scarves just don't look good on me. I'm very busty and they just don't seem to drape as nicely on my body shape.
I only travel for pleasure and it's almost always to a different continent. Shipping costs would be outrageous. How would this be better than a checked bag with my liquids in it? It's free.
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