Friday Five

Pack Your Bags Friday Five

As posted by yours truly at RevGalBlogPals:

I'm preparing to pack my bags for the Big Event Three, and as I gather what I need I'm thinking about just that: what do I *need* to take with me? As a person who likes to pack light, I worry that in the end I may underpack and wish I had other things with me.  I own the gigantor version of the bag to the right, but my morbid fear of having it go astray and not get to the ship means I'm more likely to try to pack it all in a carry-on bag instead, especially since I have a very tight connection on the way to the cruise. But won't I be sorry if I don't bring _______________? 

With that in mind, here are five questions about packing to go on a trip. 

1) Some fold, some roll and some simply fling into the bag. What's your technique for packing clothes? 

I used to be a folder, exclusively, but I've adopted the rolling technique for some clothes and think it works well, especially when I'm trying to fit a lot of things into my smaller rolling bag.

2) The tight regulations about carrying liquids on planes makes packing complicated. What might we find in your quart-size bag? Ever lose a liquid that was too big? 

We flew to London right after the threat a few years ago, so you would think that would have made me conscious of tighter regulations. But the next time I flew, I had to go back and beg the counter to check another bag for me because I had packed regular size shampoo and conditioner to take with me to visit St. Casserole, and darn if they weren't in my carry-on bag!

3) What's something you can't imagine leaving at home? 

My phone. I can travel without my laptop, but no way would I leave without my phone.

Small bag  4) Do you have a bag with wheels?

I have two! The one above and the one on the left. The only problem is, I can't use them both on the same trip. (Not enough hands to roll two at a time.)

 5) What's your favorite reading material for a non-driving trip (plane, train, bus, ship)? 

I love to travel with a novel and a magazine. Sometimes it's a junky magazine, like People. Okay, usually it's a junky magazine…

I used to love picking up a book in the airport bookstore, but these days I'm more likely to plan ahead and get a new title on my Kindle. I don't travel with hard copy books anymore, though I will have the book for the program with me next week. 

In January I had to turn the Kindle off inconveniently early before landing, so a magazine that can fill the time/space will be helpful. 

12 thoughts on “Pack Your Bags Friday Five”

  1. I am envious that you have a Kindle! Maybe when I’ve graduated and have all that book money to spend (LOL) I will get one… 🙂 Have a GREAT TIME on the BE3!

  2. My “must have in my hands” item would be a crossword or sudoku magazine or pocket book. It’s amazing how quickly the time goes when I’m engrossed in puzzling something out. Ditto what Deb said about BE. Rock it!

  3. Rolling sounds good. I may just try it. And magazine – I forgot to put that on my list. Travel well 🙂

  4. I’ve been having very similiar concerns in regards to packing light for the trip. This is my first cruise and I’m not entirely sure what “resort casual” wear is!
    There is something a bit romantic about perusing the airport shops for a new book to read. I try to bring my own but I’m always tempted to pick up something there.
    Wonderful play and I can’t wait to see you! Blessings as you travel!

  5. Now that looks like a versatile suitcase. So can you unzip some of the compartments?
    I discovered that by looking for a magazine in an airport that there isn’t a magazine for my demographic. At least not in the airport.

  6. Great suitcases both. With you on the mags. Wish I were seeing you soon. Have a great time!

  7. My only “lost liquid” experience was actually with a little jar of fancy marmalade I’d packed as a gift for a friend… it triggered something at the security screening, and they made me empty out my bag, and it turns out they were after the marmalade – because it counts as liquid. I’m pretty good at planning and dressing and packing to avoid any security snags, but that one caught me by surprise.
    Have a wonderful trip!!

  8. Deb, your time will come. I only got mine this year and I am retiring in June! I wish I had had Revgals when I was in sem. or when I was a young priest. But we didn’t have very many women priests when I began. Please, God, it will be easier for you folk.

  9. That second bag is…well so darn cute. I’ve been toying with looking at an ipad instead of a kindle. We will see. Have a great trip.

  10. Yea for junky magazines! It’s even more decadent when picking them up at the airport gift shop, especially for that specific flight. May you be blessed at BE3!

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