And I'm going for 3 weeks!
We're leaving on Tuesday and I've not packed, finished shopping for everything I need -- mostly because I've not organized my thoughts and edited down anything --but I have narrowed down the basic essentials I'll need to keep me connected. I already know I'll be working, which kind of sucks, but if you only knew! But even I were going to be spoil myself and completely disconnect, these goodies will make not the only my day-by-day much easier, but the grueling 24 hour flight as well.
The thought of that kind of time glued to single seat is unappealing and daunting! So I needed to pick up some things to make the trip entertaining
I've been eyeing these fabulous red Beats by Dr. Dre since they came out. I've been using them for 3 days now and can't think of a better time to use have gotten them. I don't want to hear crying babies so I appreciate the superb sound cancellation. And they're red. And they don't tangle! And they fit anywhere. But, I did fall in love with these black Sony's but they're just too bulky for traveling. Otherwise they're a swanky option for anytime.
Electric adapters are a must... blowdryers, flatirons, laptops, cells, etc... will need some recharging. A 4 pack of varying ones will cover every needs. A mini bluetooth speaker is one my new toys I have to have. Just have to. Same for the small battery back to keep all my mobile devices and cameras charged while I'm out sight-seeing and wining/dining. Nothing like batteries failing while you're in front of the perfect picture moment.
Then there's the iPad case for light packing. I have a few I love but this one is great because of the built-in keyboard, also wireless and its durable stand (though has to be on a sturdy surface -- nothing too glossy) for remote ergonomic working. And it's blue, an unusual color choice for me, but it's a really rich blue.
The passport and biz cards (love my Moos)... well, you simply can't leave the country without. I had a few other things in mind just for fun. The air hokey game for my iPad will keep sis and I totally consumed and far from getting on each others nerves. That should be fun!
Ooh wee! Now getting excited. Only if I could get this packing done... oh, but I have some of my beauty and makeup essentials to share with you also! That'll be on Tuesday.
What must you travel with, especially on really long trips?