What I Took On My 6 Day Trip
I was fortunate to have a fun 6 day trip to Seattle, San Francisco, Monterey and Santa Cruz a couple of weeks ago. I just wanted to share what I took on the trip as I seek to travel as lightly as possible, while also having what I need.
Here’s what I took (with items I could have left behind crossed off):
Jeans, black skirt, fuchsia sweater, black jacket, 4 tops – 1 black long sleeve Flash Dry, 1 gray 3/4 sleeve, 1 blue tank and 1 black and white sleeveless. For sleep 1 pair of cotton shorts and 1 tank. Birkenstocks, socks and 1 extra pair of underwear.
All of the above clothes fit into these Eagle Creek bags. I put tops in one bag and bottoms and sweater in the other. I kept the jacket for the flight to use if it gets cold on the plane.
Personal items – Contacts, glasses, toothbrush, tooth powder, floss, tongue scraper, hairbrush, headband, soap, bandana, sleep mask,
Rescue Remedy Sleep Formula, Immodium, shampoo, conditioner, benzol peroxide, deodorant, coconut oil, nail clippers, hangnail clippers, eye shadow and eyeliner.
Personal care items fit into these smaller white & green Eagle Creek bags. I also took a clean white washcloth, my purse, eyeglass case and phone charger.
I took an additional backpack that folds up into it’s own small sack, some photos for others and some hot sauce for my brother. My daughter was able to put the hot sauce in her luggage that was checked, so the photos and backpack fit easily into my duffle bag.
All clothes and personal care items fit into this small duffle bag.
What I wore to the airport – Jeans, gray 3/4 sleeve shirt, jacket, socks and Birkenstocks. I can be hands-free and was able to help carry items for my Granddaughter.
I ended up barely wearing the jeans, gray 3/4 sleeve top, long sleeve black top, jacket or socks, so I could have done fine without them. It was warm to hot the whole trip, making those items less useful. Had it been colder, they would have been nice to have.
I did not use the sleep mask, rescue remedy, soap or Immodium, but I did use all of the other other personal items. Next time I would leave the Rescue Remedy and Immodium at home.
I had plenty of variety in my wardrobe (that came from my Summer Project 333 items) and I was able to last 6 days without doing laundry.
It was fun to see family and to travel with my daughter, her husband and their 9 month old baby. Here are a few highlights from the trip:
My granddaughter’s first flight.
Seeing my brother and sister.
A big family reunion at Mt. Hermon in the Santa Cruz mountains.
Hanging out for 6 days with lil Ava.
Getting to see my high school friend, Marti.
How can you travel lighter on your next trip? And what would be the advantages to having less while you travel? Please leave your comments below.
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