Travel is always tiring but yesterday was more exhausting than usual. I’d raced around the day before so didn’t finish packing until midnight. I got to bed in time to get four hours sleep but my mind was buzzing and it took a long time to fall asleep. Then my eyes popped open before the alarm went off so I ended up getting three hours sleep. Then my morning went south and I dragged all day.
I never want to risk being told my bag is too big to carry on a flight so I took your advice in this post and switched the new one I’d bought for this smaller one. Lost luggage is a nightmare. Been there done that.
My new suitcase stands as tall as my old one but the size is different. The wheels on my old suitcase accounted for 1 1/2” of the bag height. The spinner wheels on my new suitcase account for 4” of the total height. That means I’ve lost a lot of suitcase capacity!
I got a rude shock just as our cab pulled up. I’d laid my clothes out the night before and planned to wear my favorite travel pants, suede ballet flats, a simple tank, and a blazer. But that’s not what I wore because I couldn’t close my suitcase. I kneeled on it then sat on it but there was no chance of it zipping. That’s when I realized I needed to wear my bulkiest shoes so my suitcase would zip.
I’ve never traveled wearing sneakers. I prefer to dress less casually when I travel because I think we get better treatment when we look better. All of a sudden my blazer looked wrong so I switched it for a denim jacket.
I was traveling wearing my new non-crushable straw hat… which meant I would have hat hair. This all felt too casual for my comfort level so I switched to this pearl necklace which added the polish I needed to feel like me.
I felt appropriately dressed but wondered, what happened to dressing nicely to travel? My denim jacket and sneakers ended up looking pretty dressy because there were more people wearing flip flops and shorts than I care to remember.
I need to re-evaluate my personal item carry on before we leave for our next trip. Having your luggage lost as you embark on a cruise can have nasty results.
What do you wear to travel?
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