Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Packing the Essentials

by Carol H.


People close to me know that I plan months in advance for a significant trip. This Friday I will be boarding a plane for a trip that was not planned so far in advance and I’m a little anxious about it. What shall I do there? Is there anyone in the area I can see while there? What will the hotel be like? I have a laundry list of questions, but what will be in my suitcase isn’t one of them. One of my girlfriends asked what I’ll pack, and since she is a bit of a fashionista I know she is asking about the clothes I’ll bring. My husband asked what I’ll pack, and since he is a fellow photographer I know he is asking about the camera gear I’ll take.

Of course there will be clothes and camera gear in my bag  though I’m not clear exactly what those things will be, but I’m sure to pack these essentials:

·       A sense of adventure
·       A smile for everyone I meet
·       A generous spirit
·       An observant eye
·       Gratitude
·       Curiosity
·       Patience

What’s in your suitcase?





12 comments:

http://vivhalliwell.com said...

Love planning trips it's part of the fun... In the days before Kindle it was books and more books .. Now it's still excitement, apprehension and so much gratitude that I can travel at all....Have fun...

heyjudephotography said...

Have a great trip Carol. It looks like you have all the right things packed for a good time ahead! Safe travels.

Carol said...

You've packed all the necessities - everything else is the icing on the cake! Have fun - and send pictures!

Dotti said...

Unanimous: You have all the essentials. Now go and enjoy. And bring us back lots of photos.

augcott said...

Have a safe and exciting trip!!!!
Can't wait to see/hear about it :-D

Corinna said...

Oh, Carol, your are leaving for London! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! Love your packing list, have to put that on mine, too. In a bit more than 2 weeks we will be leaving for Wales... cannot wait to see you images!

terriporter said...

Love your packing list! I know you packed all those same things when you came to visit Arizona. You were the most "go with the flow" traveler, up for anything and enthusiastic about whatever we did. I'm a big planner too and try to be prepared for any eventuality but it's not always necessary to have every "thing" you need as long as you have that adventurous spirit. Have a great time and we can't wait to hear all about it!

Linda said...

Yes, I'd say you have all the essentials! Have a great trip!

cheryl Crotty said...

Books, always books..travel books and reading for pleasure books. Even though I have I-Book I have never read on my I-pad..maybe someday.
I like the things on our list and most of those are on my also..
Have a fun time...enjoy every moment.

Sarah Huizenga said...

Those are wonderful things to pack! The rest of the things will take care of themselves, and if you forget something you can always buy it. You can't buy the things you have listed.

kelly said...

enjoy your trip carol! and you'll be in good shape with everything your packing. :)

Cathy H. said...

With what you've packed...you're assured of a fantastic trip!

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