When it comes to traveling, I adhere to the old Boy Scout motto – BE PREPARED.
So when a power outage at a hotel we were staying in engulfed us in darkness, I simply felt around the pitch-black room for my suitcase and retrieved my trusty flashlight.
And that’s not all I’m prepared to handle.
Flight delayed? I pack an extra cell phone charger in my carry on.
Awkward outlets in hotel room? I pack an extension cord.
Stinky rental car? I pack scented dryer sheets to put under the seats.
Paper cut? I pack a mini-first aid kit.
Bored? I pack UNO cards. (Who doesn’t love UNO?).
Jump bad with cops? I pack a video camera, so you’ll be able to watch your butt whipping over and over again on CNN.
These are just a few things I pack, and we haven’t even got to shoes, purses, outfits, underwear, toiletries, make-up, iPod, my MacBook, blah, blah, blah…
Just the other day, we were on the expressway headed to the airport when an 18-wheeler whizzed past. Mr. PBW said, “Look Phyl, he’s hauling your suitcase.”
I couldn’t say a damn thing.
He was absolutely right. My suitcases weigh a ton.
So today I’m turning to my beauty family for help.
Give me your best tips for traveling light?
But remember, the flashlight is non-negotiable!