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Old 04-09-2016, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Endless Concert
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Lots of scarves - solids, prints, really like leopards prints. The reason for scarves is because they're lightweight and so versatile. (Usually like cotton, rayon or viscose - no acrylic or poly)
If on a plane and it's cold it's nice to wear one, great to have. I'll keep an extra in the tote.

I was recently traveling on a day outing wearing leggings and a tee shirt, we decided to have lunch at a nice restaurant. I brought a multi color/texture scarf and nice cardigan. I had a whole new outfit which was appropriate for this nice restaurant.

Also, I like to bring thick socks, I wear as slippers and with boots(this way I'm not packing slippers)

Extra sunglasses, Nivea chap stick, facial toner spray, pkt of facial/body wipes (disposable) like the ones w/aloe vera. Plenty of solid white tank, tee short/long sleeve, white blouse.

Coat all cotton 3/4 length w/hood and large square pockets great for small items - sunglasses, chap stick, etc.

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Old 04-09-2016, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Clean underwear is always a plus ...

OK seriously ... If I'm going to be doing a lot of walking, I bring several pair of appropriate shoes and enough socks to be able to change them several times each day (or laundry detergent to wash them out). And then different shoes to wear when I'm not walking.

I try to pack as little as possible, but always must take good care of my feet.
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Old 04-09-2016, 09:24 PM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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My Amex Card
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Old 04-09-2016, 09:40 PM
 
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My down pillow goes everywhere I go.
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Old 04-09-2016, 09:41 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Traveling--a lightweight pretty bathrobe. You never know. Room service, helpers in the hotel unexpectedly knocking on the door, staying overnight at someone's house.

Good shoes for walking. Arch support, whatever you need to not have sore feet.

Wipes in single packets. Keep a few in your purse and on the plane or in the car.

Travel sizes of good shampoo and other cosmetics. I don't over pack but I'll miss these if I don't take them.

Shower cap--the cheap transparent ones you get for free in the motel. They hardly take up any room, are lightweight, and if you're a woman, you can hardly get along without it. I always take the one provided by the motel if they provide one.

Protein bars. For on the plane, in the car, in your purse.

Travel size deodorant. For a trans Atlantic flight, you can wash with the towelettes and apply deodorant and not feel all grimy upon arrival.

Travel type toothbrush. On the plane, in the motel. It's horrible if you forget it--and little travel sized toothpaste too.

On flights I take a lot in my carry on.
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Old 04-09-2016, 09:44 PM
 
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The first item packed is my toothbrush, as few clothing items as possible, unders, 4 pair of socks, 1 pair of shoes, travel size toiletries, cash.
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Old 04-10-2016, 02:53 AM
 
Location: SW France
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My camera.

Remembering to put an SD card in it would be good.
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Old 04-10-2016, 05:08 AM
 
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I travel a lot.

Make up/underwear/toiletries/recharger/iphone are all on my "necessary" list.

Clothes/shoes--the least amount I can get away with, stick with two colors so everything can mix and match.

My self imposed "Travel Policy" is if I bring it I must wear it or use it.
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Old 04-10-2016, 05:11 AM
 
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Smartphone & charger, digital camera & charger, tablet & charger, enough underwear for my trip, toiletries, basic clothing & footwear and necessary travel documents.
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Old 04-10-2016, 06:57 AM
 
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It's good to learn some tricks that make trips more survivable and, hopefully, comfortable.

If I have a checked bag, then I also pack some stuff in my carry on, just to get me through a couple of days in case the checked bag gets misdirected. I pack a change of underclothes and some toiletries, at least. Just in case.

Some other favourite essential items:
  • earplugs & eye mask (useful either on the plane or in the hotel);
  • an electric travel toothbrush that uses batteries;
  • small detergent packets in case I want to hand wash any clothes;
  • extra electronics chargers;
  • and a micro fibre hair towel, to quick dry my hair after washing it... I use this at home too, and wouldn't leave home without one, especially when hotel hair dryers can be a bit weak with the air flow and temperature.
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