I've been perusing Pinterest trying to figure out what to pack in my carry on and my personal item bag. I think I'm doing pretty well! My list is made (subject to change, of course) and I even splurged and bought a gorgeous bag. This is the Guess G Logo Engagement Tote. It is deceptively large. There are 4 pockets including a large zippered section which will deter pickpockets. I fell in love with this at first site and I love it more and more every day.
So what will I put inside my new tote? Take a look!
- My iPad. I currently have an iPad 3, but am hoping to upgrade to the Apple Air before my trip.
- My iPhone. I will be Using AT&T Passport so I can still use my phone. My daughter will be in Europe before I am, I will want to touch base with her when I arrive. Having a European phone plan just for our trip makes the most economical sense.
- My chargers. Luckily my seat has AC and USB power so I should be adequately powered. I have a small canvas sack that will keep them handy and organized.
- Snacks. Being diabetic, I am really worried about adjusting my body to the different time zones. I plan to pack snacks to help my body adjust. Trail mix, peanut butter sandwiches and protein bars are all on my list.
- A collapsible water bottle that takes up no room, doesn't leak, and has a carabiner hook for easy portability. I'll have the flight attendants fill it as often as I need to combat dehydration.
- I have this Mary Kay toiletry bag. I love it because not only does it hang, but the different sections are attached by velcro, so I can separate one for use on the plane. In this, I will pack:
- a toothbrush and toothpaste, or a couple of Colgate Wisps
- hairbrush and hair ties
- Travel hand soap wipes because I feel cleaner using my own, and these are little towelettes so they don't count as my carry on liquids. I love these so much that I'm also going to get the Travel Soap, Travel Shampoo, and Travel Conditioner. There is also Travel Laundry Soap and Travel Shaving Cream Sheets available.
- My insulin supply pack for my insulin and diabetic supplies. It's large enough to hold my pump supplies as well as my glucose monitor, insulin, and insertion devices. I will be relying heavily on my constant glucose monitor, and it's big enough for my CGM supplies as well. I've had this one for years and it's very handy for traveling. It's gone on countless road trips and a few cruises, too!
- My medications. I take 9 other medications and I need advice on how to take them to Europe. I could keep them in the zip lock bag where I normally store them, but they are big and bulky. I would like to be able to take them in a pill box, but I'm afraid that they won't let me bring then into the countries. If anybody has any ideas, please let me know!
- Travel pillow and blanket. I love the one in my link! It deflates so it's compact, and it's soft, which is so comfortable. If I can't shove it in my personal bag, I will use a carabiner clip and store it on the OUTSIDE of my purse.
- My travel documents. These will probably be in a simple small manilla pillow to keep them together and organized.