Trip 1. Business Trip to Denver
|Denver Business Trip|
Trip Summary: A business trip for a tech conference, and fortunately, time with my little sister who lives there.
Contents of My Carry-on: The usual hand sanitizer, Advil, sunblock, Altoids (for post-flight freshening-up), my miraculous S'well bottle (empty until I cross security), assorted snacks, a variety of reading material, sunglasses and my Cath Kidston bag that folds down to nothing.
Carry-On MVP: My Kindle; I finished "Places No One Knows" during the 2 hour flight. The headphones because I downloaded mellow white noise to have playing in the background while I read -- most soothing.
Carry-On Loser: That magazine went completely untouched the entire trip. And I didn't pack an adaptor to charge my phone -- total rookie mistake.
Trip 2: Massachusetts with the Kids
|Flying With Kids Essentials|
Trip Summary: Bringing Leah and a friend to soccer camp. And a Massachusetts road trip with Alice to visit friends near Boston while there.
Contents of My Carry-on: The usual suspects, with additional headphones, chargers, colored pens, and tissues. The girls have their own carry-ons, so mine just covers the just-in-cases. Also, those ninjas were for emergency diversions. I didn't need them.
Carry-On MVP: The wet-wipes were a total winner for sticky fingers and a major ice cream spill in the rental car.
Carry-On Loser: I packed more snacks than needed. I didn't touch my iPad.
Trip 3: Las Vegas Weekend With My Husband
|Grown-Up Weekend in Vegas|
Contents of My Carry-on: I downgraded my carry-on to a purse, so contents were also minimized. Sunglasses, my notebook, Kindle and little bag of adaptors and headphones.
Carry-On MVP: The S'Well bottle, because on the flight to Las Vegas I was hit by a wave of nausea and a horrible migraine. Blah! On the way home, I watched two movies on my iPad (not pictured because it was plugged in) which made the 4-flight trip fly by.
Carry-On Loser: Kindle; I didn't read much in Vegas (does anyone?). Also, we forgot the sunblock and had to buy some in the hotel gift shop -- for a whooping $17!
Yes, so I completely overthink these carry-ons, especially when I consider what gets used and what doesn't. But I think of them as my survival packs while I'm away from my house. I want to be ready for any and all events. And, they're a fun snapshot into the trips.