Hi Flirts! I want to talk about something very important; A Go Bag. A Go Bag is extremely vital when traveling abroad!!! Now I feel it’s unfathomable to think that a person that travels as much as I do could completely forget to pack something for the occasion FWT has dubbed the “Just In Case” moments or more affectionately known as the “Oh Shit, the airline really can’t transfer my luggage in time for my connection flight leaving me in my travel clothes for another 24 hours and I don’t have soap or tooth paste” thus leaving me screaming Bastaaaaaards ::waves angry baby fist to the skies:: Sigh….
Well now that’s off my chest, lets talk about the importance of a Go Bag and the infinite possibilities of its contents. You should always carry a small personal hygiene kit, you know can freshen up the hot spots Make sure you have the basics– toothpaste, deodorant, cleansing cloth pack, small travel soap, small travel lotion, wisp (or small travel tooth brush) and maybe Chapstick. Next would be undies, a extra top, new socks and if you are constantly fabulous your touch up make up. Very simple, can be rolled to fit in a corner of whatever carry on bag you utilize. Make sure this is packed in your carry on whether it be a back pack, tote or roller bag.
If you forget, whenever you do your missing baggage report they will offer you a hygiene kit to assist with the massive inconvenience you are encountering! Also another tip, always keep a copy of the bag tag that’s normally placed on the back of your ticket. I normally download the carriers app or go online and once on board of the air craft, before we take off I track it real fast to make sure it was scanned plane side. Anal – Maybe. Paranoid – Kinda. Worried – They’ve lost my bags twice when I’m overseas. Lesson Learned – Ya damn skippy!
When traveling, its essential to remember all the minor details. I checked and doubled checked for socks, undies, toiletries and Undies… Yes I always triple check for the unmentionables! lol However something as simple as a Hair Tie I forgot! FORGOT. Completely slipped my mind, maybe due to the fact I am rocking this fabulous kinky twist style #werk girl thus allowing one to become care free. But regardless of how fly I felt, I didnt pack a scrunchie. Leaving the small minute nuances of my hair constantly falling in my face or just all over the place whenever I’m trying to get my bags and get off the plane / train has always there. You would think that would be an easy solution. As annoying it is, its became deceitfully difficult when in stores, shops around the medina to get a hair tie. Its escaped me on so many occasions, that I decided to blog about it and just give updates on the annoyances of allowing ones hair to be all over the place!!
I have placed some simple styles that you can accomplish with out anything but your long hair! All were accomplished by tucking tying or braiding.
I am sitting on the terrace of my Riad watching the sky streak in magnificent oranges purples and deep blues as the sun rises over Morocco. It’s absolutely gorgeous, John Legend is crooning in my ears as I type this. The emotion that I am embodied by is I am Blessed. Blessed beyond measure. The calm in the morning allows ones thoughts to flow freely, the wonders of this world to touch us. The moment before all the hustle and bustle of our days ensue…
Have a great day Flirts XOXOXO
Comfort has its place, but it seems rude to visit another country dressed as if you’ve come to mow its lawns.
— David Sedaris
And that’s why I really relish styling myself for vacation almost more than any other aspect of vacation.
Here’s to the nonconformist, the trail blazers, the ones who aren’t afraid to see there’s a better way to do things.
“All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it.”
– Samuel Johnson
This explains a great travel philosophy for not limiting your destinations. There’s something great to experience no matter where you go.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
― Maya Angelou
This is not something that I carry in my mind everyday, but it should be. It’s not necessarily a travel quote as much as a quote that informs all of our human interaction.
“Why, I’d like nothing better than to achieve some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.”
Solid goal for every vacation. What do you do to infuse your travels with adventure?
“You define a good flight by negatives: you didn’t get hijacked, you didn’t crash, you didn’t throw up, you weren’t late, you weren’t nauseated by the food. So you are grateful.”
I don’t know if I thought this way before, but I will now.