Saturday, 26 March 2011

My Travel Essentials...

If you've been following me for a while you may have picked up on the fact that I will be travelling to America in just over one months time! I'm trying not to get over excited because I wont sleep at night for the whole month leading up to our flight day if I do...but I still am....very excited!

I thought I'd blog about Travel Essentials as it's getting to that point where I start making numerous lists of things I need to buy and things I need to take on the journey.
Me and the bro will be flying from Manchester to Philadelphia direct and then catching a transfer flight to Washington DC. We'll meet my sister (who lives there) and stay in DC for about 4 days. We'll then be flying to Boston to spend a few days there, catching a Greyhound Bus to New York to see the Big Apple for a few days and then bus-ing it all the way back to DC! 

So as you can see we'll be doing some major travelling.

This post will include on-the-move necessities for plane, train, bus, car, boat and on-foot journeys. 
So if you're planning a trip this Spring, listen up!

What will I be taking?

  • Large roomy bag - rucksack or shoulder style for comfort when on the move with heavy goods
  • Ipod fully charged and full of great summery bright tracks (no depressing songs allowed!)
  • Magazines/Books
  • Ear plugs, for peace and quiet
  • Sleeping eye mask, for dozing in the daytime
  • Comfortable clothes, I'm thinking hoodie and leggings! Removable layers too
  • Face Wipes and Deodorant for freshening up after 8 hours on one plane
  • Mints for fresh breath!
  • Bottled water (I wont be drinking any plane water that's for sure)
  • Pain Killers 
  • Snacks such as hard boiled sweets (stop ears from popping) and nuts or dried fruit
  • Plasters for sore feet, rubbing shoes etc
  • Comfy walking shoes... Primark's £2 pumps are the ultimate comfy shoe
  • Camera (or if your me, several cameras and several memory cards)
  • Travel documents - most importantly don't forget your passport!
  • Sunglasses for covering tired looking eyes
  • Mini Umbrella - you never know
  • Small amount of cash - in the currency of your destination and origin ( pounds £ and dollars $)
  • Notebook and pen
  • Plane socks to help with circulation!
  • Friends or family to help pass the time, provide entertainment on your journey. Demand it of them.

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If you'd like to see more holiday updates and 'what I'm wearing when I'm there' blogs just let me know!


  1. i am so jealous of you, i'd love to go to america! i always stash a pair of spare flats, there's nothing worse than blisters while travelling! i also wouldn't dream of going anywhere without lots of a layers, sweeties and vitamin water!xxx

  2. great blog,and you are soo cuute! :D

  3. Travel only with thy equals or thy betters; if there are none, travel alone.
    Flight to Douala


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