Songbird at RevGalBlogPals says:
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 under pack 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? For me it's part fold, part roll. Shirts roll up wonderfully. Jeans not so much. Socks get stuffed into shoes and undies are always kept in a separate compartment from the rest of the clothes, usually a zippered pocket.
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? I don't usually carry a whole lot of liquids with me, so I haven't had to throw anything away. The quart-size bag usually has a travel size lotion in it (cucumber melon) and that's about it. Though on the trip home from Mississippi this last time, it also had two of those cute little bottles of maple syrup that Cracker Barrel gives you when you have pancakes or french toast.
3) What's something you can't imagine leaving at home? Walking shoes. Doesn't matter where I'm going, if I don't have good walking shoes I'm not gonna be a happy camper. AND after last springs adventure where my checked bags made it home two days before I did, an extra t-shirt and undies get packed in my carry-on.
4) Do you have a bag with wheels? Absolutely. I tend to pack to the 50lb limit, so wheels are a must!
5) What's your favorite reading material for a non-driving trip (plane, train, bus, ship)? Fluff books usually. If I can lose myself in a book for a few hours, it's good. Though I am not above reading those gossip magazines either.