As I prepare my packing list for a 12-day Turkish odyssey later this month, I thought I’d share some of my favorite must-haves. I’ll be on a sailboat for a week, so can take a small suitcase. When it comes to suitcases, my favorite is Victorinox / Swiss Army brand.
This baby is lightweight and built to last – sturdy wheels, handles, zippers. I love this thing. I keep a big black ID tag on it, because apparently I am not the only person who loves these suitcases – there are lots of them on the conveyor belt. (That’s the only drawback.)
Another thing I love, love, love is little zippy bags, like this one:
I use these to keep things organized – lipgloss, jewelry, makeup, iPod, camera, hair clips, money, gum. Sometimes one is all you need for a night out, fitting in some cash or a credit card and ID, lip gloss, clever collapsible hairbrush like this:
You can get these at Sephora or drug stories – but they’re a life saver, especially when you’re on-the-go. And they’re less than $10, to boot!
And I always remember to pack a collapsible duffle for shopping.
I cannot tell you how these have saved my life! You just don’t have to worry about whether or not the entire set of nesting bowls from the cermics shop in Guadalajara will fit into your suitcase! You are prepared with a roomy extra bag!
So, hope these are helpful shares. I leave tonight and will be back blogging about te Turkish Blue Cruise upon my return.