Travel Companions

I thought I would share with you some things that I often travel with in my carry-on luggage.  I prefer to travel with carry-on luggage only, for many reasons.

1)  Many airlines now charge for all checked bags.  
2)  Less chances of your bags getting lost or your bags missing the connections.   There are very few direct flights from where we live, that will take us to places that we like to go, which means two or more connections.
3)  Space limitations.  We usually rent cars when we are away and they are usually small with very small trunks.  In the past there were times when I felt that I had to practically strap myself to the hood in order to accommodate bags and bodies!
4) We try and rent accommodations that have laundry facilities.  Or, I bring a bar of laundry soap and wash by hand.  Perhaps a nuisance but less of a nuisance than having no clothes to wash due to lost bags.

Most of these things were borne out of necessity while we were travelling.  Dull knives, dark hallways and queasy tummies.  Traveling can be tough and these things make life easier for me.

A pill container from the pharmacy works great for storing herbs and spices..  Each section holds about one tablespoon of ingredients.  In this one (from the bottom) I have onion powder, garlic powder, oregano, thyme, smoked paprika, Mrs Dash garlic blend and togarashi spices.  

Red wine vinegar and rice wine vinegar - one ounce each. Bottles purchased from the pharmacy.

Night light, knife sharpener and a flashlight

Notebook and pen (not susceptible to computer or phone crashes)
Nothing will ruin your trip like tummy troubles.  Ginger for nausea and fiber to keep things moving in the right direction.

I love my Sony Lens.  It takes amazing pictures.  This lens attaches to my phone, creates its own WiFi network to connect to your phone and saves the picture to your phone.  Best part is it doesn't have to be attached to your phone to work.
(Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10). 

This mini tripod has the standard mount size to fit most cameras. 
A bottle bag

This plug lets you convert one receptacle into two receptacles and two USB receptacles.  The receptacles also swivel for convenience.

Two-way radios and spare batteries.

Beer cozies.

Freezer bags, lunch-sized bags and rubber bands.

Electrical tape (I'm married to an electrician, it's mandatory).

A disposable lighter (yes, you can - check out TSA and CATSA websites)
Happy travels!