Thursday, June 26, 2014

Divorced Moms: 16 Travel Essentials Every Savvy Traveler Must Pack for Holiday

From Divorced Moms!

16 Travel Essentials Every Savvy Traveler Must Pack for Holiday
by Lizzy Smith                     
June 26, 2014
I just got back from a three week vacation. Traveling is a great way to de-stress and rejuvenate. Whether you're going on a grand trip or a "staycation" (a trip in your own town), packing smart can make or break your trip.

The month prior to leaving for Venice, I made endless lists of what I needed to pack. Keeping in mind that it was going to be complicated, as it involved one adult (me), two children (ages 14 and 8), a one week cruise (with the requisite dressy evenings), getting ourselves and luggage from the cruise ship terminal in Venice to the train station and traveling to Milan, and then hooking up with an organized tour via motorcoach for two additional weeks. I had no intention whatsoever of doing any laundry during the entire trip either. That meant a lot of luggage.

As it turns out, I packed way too much stuff. I was happy that I took a lot of dresses and outfits, but not at all happy that our luggage was big and bulky and the wheels didn't work so well and hauling from Point A to Point B was a nightmare. Some of the things I packed were a big homerun; others, not so much. Since I never want to forget the lessons learned on this trip, I've made a list of the essentials.

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