Just a bit of the stuff we’re taking on vacation. I miss the days when we first got married. We’d throw our sleeping bags in the car and take off.
Now we bring half the kitchen with us. That includes our small Keurig because hubby drinks decaf and I like caf. A pot of coffee doesn’t work for us and we both like just one cup each.
One of the biggest things taking up space is vitamins. We are hefty consumers of anything that promises a return to youth and the end to pain.
I also take fruit, a cooler full of condiments, frozen steak and chicken to cook in the airbnb — and sandwiches for the road. Cheese and crackers and a bottle of wine. I have to take a jug or two of water. We are traveling through the desert.
Then there’s the swim gear, hiking sticks, hiking boots, hats, sunscreen etc.
My husband likes his own pillows. So why not take four?
The computer is packed, so I’m trying to write this on my phone.
When you travel do you pack light or full on Clampetts like us?
Gosh, that’s a lot of stuff. 😜
It is! When we stay in airbnbs like a house or condo, I like to take stuff from home so we don’t have to purchase it in a resort town.
That good thinking.
Especially with inflation!
Exactly! I hope you have a wonderful time
We pack similarly, especially when driving. We pack much lighter when we fly.
That’s exactly how we operate, too. I find at most Airbnbs they leave you one or two rolls of tp and a partial roll of paper towel. So I bring my own!
Not at all if you’re staying in an airbnb and driving there. It’s your car, put in whatever you like. I have a huge clothing issue no matter where I’m going or what sort of transport. I literally repacked multiple times prior to Colorado, even as close as 30 minutes before my ride to the airport.
Driving we pack it all. Flying not so much. I tend to take things out clothing wise before we load the car. I realize I overpack.
Definitely depends on where we are going. When we were staying at the villas in Boulder Creek, CA for the golf tournament I packed stuff from home for that reason, no need to buy coffee and snacks in a resort town. I like to take my own towels too because the towels they had were never big enough for me.
Yes! That’s it. I packed swim towels too. I packed tp, paper towels, trash bags, too. Just a few so I don’t have to buy them either.
Pack light. But I also really pay attention to the particulars of where we are staying
I pack light when traveling by air. When we go by car, my husband works remotely so his equipment takes so much space. When we rented a beach house when the kids were young it took hundreds and hundreds of dollars to set it up with the essentials including salt, pepper, paper goods, cleaning products, etc. I learned through the years.
We rarely rent houses because I am not a fan of creaming and cooking on vacation and my husband has a much different level of comfort than I do
We have rented houses since my kids were born. But it was because we used to go for a minimum of a month to escape the heat of 110 to 120 degrees. We couldn’t do that in a hotel and eating out.
I need to write a blog about this one day-my mom was the sort of person who travelled from the Catskills to Manhattan for a week with a large pocketbook, en route to her mom’s apt. I try to follow her closely, her style but get side tracked but the husband is of the same breed as mom was. Enjoy your holiday. We are having fun seeing the sights in St. Petersburgh, Fl and entertaining the husband’s brother. It is getting us out of the house and around!
I’d like to read that blog. Have a fun time with your brother-in-law and husband.
I go from my house to the lake house and bring just as much although we have duplicates at both houses. What’s that about? I still need my favorite outfits, tons of supplies, and what not. It’s crazy. Enjoy your holiday! Hugs, C
It can be confusing to have two households going. We use to rent a house for the summer in Laguna and go back and forth. I’d forget what was where. We’re loving the cooler weather in Utah.
I’m melting here in California! Enjoy!
…and this is why SUV’s and Crossovers are such big sellers.
Definitely. We tried an RV for a while. Neither one of us liked to drive it, so we left it in the mountains at Big Bear Lake June through August and drove back and forth from Palm Springs on weekends the last few years we lived in CA. We sold it rather than drive it to AZ and pay for storage.