A Collection of Travel Essentials. Maybe.


As much as you stuff your suitcase with what looks like too much, something is always missed. Maggie and me just returned from a cruise to Alaska. I have to say, I am really glad luggage bags come supplied with wheels. Mine was reasonable, hers……, my hernia should subside by next week!

The pic above is a small but eclectic collection (collage?) of “essentials” that travelled with us. The joke, that all you need to pack is a tooth brush and a change of underwear just doesn’t cut it when going to Alaska. By the way, the tooth brush is mine, the “cravat” is not!

And don’t let the garment industry tell you that clothes can be wrinkle free; that is simply a marketing ploy played to a wont-to-be ironless (and mindless?) public. I folded, rolled, and before that, I ironed. I could have spindled and mutilated, it would not have mattered. If anybody was going to ask, I had a ready answer…. Crinkled cotton. I had more wrinkles than a shar-pei.

I wonder if there are back to nature cruises, you know, sans clothes. Now that would surely lighten my load. Cheers.


6 thoughts on “A Collection of Travel Essentials. Maybe.

  1. Maggie August 6, 2017 / 5:35 pm

    How is the hernia? It’s nearly time for another trip…


  2. The Trailhead July 19, 2017 / 12:06 pm

    The friend we backpack with is far more organized than we are. He keeps a spreadsheet of every type of gear for every type of trip, and apportions food strictly by each person’s caloric needs. I can tell I’m an overpacker because I always feel a little anxious when I let him run the show and I see how little we take. And he never lets us take beer! 😛

    Your Nude Cruise idea cracked me up. Cheers!

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    • Dan Drews July 20, 2017 / 11:06 pm

      Maybe it is time to find a back packer that is a little bit less organized. Thanks for dropping by.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. margaret21 July 19, 2017 / 6:26 am

    Am I missing something? I can’t see how to subscribe to your blog other than by the ‘follow’ button. Oh, hang on! In writing this comment, I see a box ‘notify me of new posts by email’ has just opened up. I’ll tick it, then…


    • Dan Drews July 20, 2017 / 11:08 pm

      Thanks for dropping by. Look forward to your comments as much as I do your blog. Cheers.

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