Monday, March 28, 2011

2 or 4 Wheels?

I have to interrupt my wonderful travel tips to bring you a dilemma that I face every time I am at an airport. Do we like these 4 wheeled suitcases that seem to be infiltrating the luggage carousel?

They look very schmicko but do they promise more than they deliver? I wonder about those wheels snapping off, maneuvering it down the concourse is ok, but how do I put it in the overhead locker? That handle would surely be too big. I would not have too many friends on a 'red eye' from Sydney to Melbs now would I? Let me know in no uncertain terms please!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Oh no! I am going away and I don't know what to pack?!!!

Are you often faced with the fear and loathing of what to pack for a trip away from your wardrobe and home comforts?

Tip number 1

My biggest tip for the pre-pack dilemma. Watch what you wear a few weekends before you leave. Note your kit for around the house, out for coffee, down the shops, visiting friends and out and about in the evenings and remember to include your shoes!

Chances are, you will find yourself wearing a 'uniform'. Something comfortable that crosses over from one event to the next (aka gym gear, watching children's sport or dog walking kit).

Ask yourself this question. Why would it be any different if you are away? Odds on you will be doing pretty much the same thing, but in a different place that might need different weights of clothing.

Here is your homework....make a mental note or better still write it down and see if a pattern emerges....or if you are lazy like me, just wash what is in the dirty clothes basket and pack that! Plus a few extras!