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8/8/18 3:39 P

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Tie a unique, bright scarf on the handle of your checked luggage

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8/5/18 10:56 A

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7/19/18 10:24 A

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Check the weather along the way. One time we left our house without checking. It was storming and flooding in an area we were to drive through. We had to find and alternate route.
Find car games to play to pass the time. I have a small cork map of the US. I have a jar of push pins. As we drive along, I look for different state's license plates. I put a push pin in the state when I see a plate from there (only one push pin per state).
If you are working on weight loss, be sure to plan ahead for car snacking and getting exercise.
HAVE FUN !! I love road trips.




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7/17/18 2:01 P

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If it's a road trip I wouldn't worry too much about packing light... Actually, I'd take everything I could to make it as comfy as possible... A neck pillow is a must, a blanket... comfy fluffy socks, headphones, lots and lots of snacks emoticon, phone car charger (download lots of movies or games or whatever)...
Unless you're driving, of course lol.

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7/16/18 5:43 P

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If I had to fly another carrier other than Southwest. I would make myself make due with just a carry on.

On Southwest bags are free.

I love watching Rick Steve's on public TV. He markets his very own back pack and wallet pouch.

If I was going to Europe. I would definitely stick with the Rick Steve's special



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7/16/18 3:50 P



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Mandie,

That's another reason I travel light when I travel i.e. airlines charge extra $$$s for more than one checked bag or even over sized bags. I'm going to Europe later this year. What are my essentials ?

passport
Euros/dollars
credit/debit card
camera
cell phone w/charger
2-3 changes of clothing
mini first aid kit (nsaids, bandaids, etc)
one travel guide/map
granola bars/nuts/bagels

Like MLAN, the clothes I select can be easily washed in a hotel/BB sink.

the granola bars/nuts or bagels are for my snacks at the airport or on the plane. I refuse to pay the highway robbery prices for airport snacks. I bring my own.

All of the above is what I took with me to Greece. another time, I'll tell you everything that came back. LOL... that's another reason I travel light when I go to Europe. it's because I'm bringing stuff back.

Another reason I travel light is because I don't want to fumble with too much stuff. Tourists with lots of bags aren't always paying attention and become easy targets for theft. I pack the bare minimum. anything I need can be bought where ever I am going.



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7/16/18 1:32 P

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23 travel hacks
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydB2cdhX3LM

Best Method: Packing Cubes vs Rolling Method in a CarryOn
www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdJuuKUTiCU

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7/16/18 12:02 P

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I'm not the one to advise on traveling light. Usually if I'm traveling it's to a doll convention. Southwest allows two bags and a carry on. And I have all three bags. I need room for my convention costumes.

If I'm not going to a convention. I like to plan every outfit and back up outfit.

I'm quite obsessive when traveling.



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7/16/18 11:51 A

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Many of the somewhat nicer hotels have a fitness room and swimming pool. If for some reason either is closed. Treading water and swimming is really good exercise.



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7/16/18 6:44 A

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When I went on my cruise in February with my parents, I packed clothes that I knew I could easily hand wash in the sink and hang dry. The pieces I brought were versatile and I could wear with different items.

When I do a road trip, I will book a room with a microwave and fridge. I usually pack a cooler with healthy snacks and so I don't have to waste time grocery shopping. But, I do pick inexpensive hotels that have free WiFi so I can look for grocery stores and restaurants with healthier choices.



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Read some spark articles on exercises for travel! They have some great ideas!

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Where are you going ? What do you plan on doing ?

Unless you're going to some remote island or mountain peak, you really don't need to bring a whole lot on a short trip. As the old saying goes,"Life's a journey, travel light". That's my moto when I travel.

When you travel, the more you bring, the more you have to carry.

What you bring depends on what you'll be doing and where. If you're going to the beach, you'll want to bring along a swimsuit and sandals. If you're going to the mountains, you'll want to bring along hiking shoes.

If you're going sight seeing in a city, a decent pair of walking shoes. Unless you're going to a wedding or some formal event, you just wear comfortable clothing. You don't have to dress up.

Where are you going ?



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7/16/18 12:04 A

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Read the reviews on your hotel before you book it.

Watch Another Dirty Room on You Tube by Dan Bell and you'll know why. Videos contain mature adult themes



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7/16/18 12:01 A

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Drink lots of water.

I always bring a few extra outfits and underwear. Just in case what I packed gets messed up.



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7/15/18 10:39 P

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I may be going on a road trip with my family in a couple months. I need tips on food, clothes and whatever good travel advice anyone wants to pass along. Thank you.

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