So I have made a little list of the best and worst things we brought with us. The best outweighs the worst by a long shot so I think I planned well!
2. The iPad. Awesome beyond words. Precise travel directions, easy keeping in touch with home, Facebook, instagram, checking weather and even local time. Best of all it's small, light and easy to carry. We have loved the free wifi at hotels and a fabulous man named James helped us set up the cellular at AT&T. (and the fingerprints all over it are free).
(the first person to figure out where I am going shopping today and comment, will get a little something in the mail from that store! *hint, look at the iPad screen)
2b. The camera connector for the iPad. Easy, small, awesome.
3. The kids iPod touches. We debated purchasing these for ages, but they have proved their weight in gold. Handy for airports, waiting for shows at Disneyland, free wifi in the hotels and for when they need a little downtime.4. Utensils. Yes I bought my Tupperware microwave jug, a knife and can opener. When you have multiple food allergies, eating out is a nightmare. Being hungry is horrible, especially when walking around up to 12 hours a day! We stocked up at the supermarket, then used the hotel fridge and microwave.
5. Children's pain relief. We use it sparingly, but so handy to have. Especially having a brand you know and trust on hand.
6. Comfortable trainers are worth their weight in gold! These slightly funky smelling shoes have done a fair few kilometers in recent weeks.7. For me, a black wrap dress and black leggings. So comfortable and dress it up or dress it down with a scarf, throw on a jacket to keep warm. It also washes and dries pretty quick.
1. Pillow pets! What a bad decision! Waste of space! Ugh! They annoy the crap out of me. Lol.
2. Too many clothes, although I did pack things the kids were almost grown out of so we'll do some donating to a thrift store. When I packed at home I then halved it, but it's so hard to know exactly what to pack when you are going from a super hot summer to winter.
3. Water bottles. Buying water here is cheap. Even at Disneyland a bottle of water is cheaper than at the shops in Australia or NZ.
I am still in two minds about the DSLR camera. I am certain I will be happy I did when we get home and I have a stack of great photos... But...it's heavy to lug around and I'm no expert photo taker. I am sure I will be glad we did, it has been well used... One 8gb card -full. One 4 gb card -full. Yikes!
What are your best and worst things you've packed for a trip?