|The pack. It's nice because it converts from backpack to handheld carry-on.|
It has a laptop sleeve, which is accessible without getting into the main packing compartment.
And, it has tons of pockets. I'm seriously amazed at how much stuff fits in here.
|Jeff got me a set of these Eagle Creek compression bags for my birthday,|
and I loved them so much I bought myself another set.
They're like dresser drawers for your suitcase, and they make me happy,
in a place-for-everything, everything-in-it's place kind of way.
Plus, mine are semi see-through, so I can just go straight for what I need.
|Convertible dress/skirts. Cute and comfortable, and just plain fun. |
Not to mention quick-drying and relatively wrinkle free.
I have the one from Exofficio, on the left.
Ruth has the Mountain Hardwear one, on the right.
|I was skeptical about this powered toothpaste, at first.|
But, I really and truly love it, and might even use it if I wasn't traveling.
There are a bunch of variations, and I haven't tried all of them,
but this fluoride-free cinnamon one is wonderful.
|Convertible pants are pretty much a requirement for a trip like the one we are taking,|
but I knew upfront that I didn't want zip-off pants. That led me down the path of roll-up pants.
I love these from Eddie Bauer. They are stylish, comfortable, quick-drying
and have zippered pockets to deter pickpockets.
|This actually took some getting used to. The first few times I used it, I didn't like it at all.|
But, the more I used it, the more I liked it, and now here it is listed among my favorites.
It lasts a surprisingly long time, smells nice, leaves my hair feeling clean and not tangly,
and can also be used in place of shave gel, as well. So far, I have only tried the original,
but there are a ton of other formulas, which I'm looking forward to trying.
|These are seriously the most comfortable shorts I have ever worn!|
I loved them so much, I bought the skort, too. I want to wear them every single day!
|The Nano Puff not only has a cool name, it also looks good, |
is quite warm, and folds up into it's own pocket to make it super packable.
|I liked the concept from the get-go but must admit that |
this has required practice and patience and being comfortable with my body.
I am still learning but am overall very pleased with this little device.
|It's a long-sleeved shirt. It's a ¾ length shirt. It's a jacket. It has a hidden pocket. |
And, it is incredibly comfortable. The Shirtigan is one of my favorite travel pieces.
|Another multi-tasker. This turkish towel can be used as a towel, beach blanket, shawl, scarf or whatever.|
Plus, it's soft, quick-drying, looks cute hanging up and takes up very little space in the suitcase.
|It seemed that taking a diffuser on our trip |
was going to be out of the question, which made me sad.
But Jeff found this one and gave it to me for my birthday,
and it may be my very favorite thing on the list!
Now, I just have to prioritize which oils to take with me,
because a quart-size bag of liquids isn't all that much!