- What’s the first thing you do when you arrive home (to your house)?
- What’s one (or two) things you always bring but hardly ever use?
- What’s something you wish you’d had on your last trip but didn’t?
- What is something you do/eat when you travel, that you wouldn’t normally?
- Where is the last place you went? Where are you going next?
Without fail, I unpack everything, put everything away, and start laundry if it’s not too late in the evening. I have never been able to bear putting off unpacking; I have to do it right away so I can feel at home again. I always always always leave the house clean and straightened, because that’s another thing – I can’t stand to come home to a mess…
Often it’s workout clothes, but that depends on where I go and what I’m doing while I’m there. I usually do try and walk/exercise at some point during any trip, and therefore try to bring leggings and tees for that purpose, but out of everything I bring often my workout clothes are the things that I end up putting away clean…
I do also end up bringing more toiletries than I need most of the time, just in case. I’m really trying hard to pare back my travel skincare/beauty supplies even more than I already have, but I never want to be without a favorite.
I need a lint roller or brush to keep with me when I travel. I think I’ll buy a small one and keep it in my carry-on luggage so I don’t have to think about whether or not I have it. This time, we visited friends with a golden retriever who basically sticks to you for petting/attention and I was wearing my black Eileen Fisher slouchy pants (which I had to wear again, of course) and by the end of the evening my pants were basically a furry dog. I don’t mind that at all, in fact, I love being covered in dog hair, as long as I can remove it at some point to re-enter society 😉
I used to drink ginger ale on the plane and never any other time (that was when I was trying to phase out drinking sodas altogether), and that was my “thing,” but now, I don’t even do that. I don’t even drink on the plane, unless it’s a long flight, so I don’t have to go to the bathroom (I have serious airplane bathroom anxiety – not only just using it, but disturbing the people around me to get up and use it. I know…).
Now, I reserve travel time for listening to podcasts, something I’d like to do more often at home, but never get around to it, so it’s sort of special to save them for when I’m flying.
We just went to Tampa to see friends with a new baby, then to Palm Beach to see my stepson and on to Orlando to spend a little time with my father and step-mom. In a couple of weeks, we’re going to Salt Lake City for a conference my husband and sister will be working/attending. I wasn’t going to let a “free” trip to SLC pass me by so I’m tagging along. Any suggestions for what I should see/do there? We’ll be at the convention center and won’t have a car, so I don’t think I can get to park city (which everyone is saying I should do…)