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I wouldn't dream to leave home without...

Aug 14th, 2001, 11:10 AM
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Miky
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I wouldn't dream to leave home without...

Hi people,
let's try another game along the lines of "best travel advice". What would be the ONE item you absolutely cannot travel without. Of course not the obvious: passport, money, car, airplane... and such.
I'll start. I always take my "good luck doll" with me. It's a 3" tall figurine that bought me luck since 5-th grade. It was in my bag or pocket during all the school exams and since.
 
Aug 14th, 2001, 11:18 AM
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Mel
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- My husband
- Pictures of my kids and grandchildren
- My Miraculous Medal
- Clean underwear!
 
Aug 14th, 2001, 11:21 AM
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janice
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Enough to read! I can stand any kind of delay as long as I have a book.
 
Aug 14th, 2001, 11:23 AM
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ALW
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Hmmm...when I was a backpacker, that would have been a roll of duct tape. Now, well, I seem to always have my camera with me, but I'm sure I'd live without it. I guess I would never travel without a guide book and a map.
 
Aug 14th, 2001, 11:27 AM
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I'm with Janice on this one....have to have lots to read, especially on the plane. But most of all...my guidebooks!
 
Aug 14th, 2001, 11:36 AM
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aja
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My tape recorder. (and tapes of course) I audio tape my diary.
 
Aug 14th, 2001, 11:46 AM
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*corkscrew and bottle opener
*legal phrasebook that includes such phrases as "I didn't mean to spit up on the officer, how much is the fine?"
*passport and credit cards in the name of Latetia Rosencranz of Okhaldhunga, Nepal
*a MedicAlert bracelet in several languages that reads "deathly allergic to anything with the word 'organic' in it"
*traveler's phrasebook with translations into several languages of "Twinkie" "salt, no ice" "pork rinds"
*peenball hammer so I can break into my suitcase when I lose the key (the hammer is now kept in my totebag, after the incident in Switzerland when it was packed inside the bag and I had to take drastic measures. It was the first time in 700 years that Switzerland threatened military action)
 
Aug 14th, 2001, 11:59 AM
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Thank you Elvira. Fun, smart and sharp as usual. Do not dare to ever leave this board or I predict a riot.
 
Aug 14th, 2001, 12:16 PM
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rand
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Elvira.
If you ever have a bag you cannot break into again, rather than risk an International incident, simply go to the nearest airport or train station and ask to speak to a baggage handler.
 
Aug 14th, 2001, 12:46 PM
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Swiss Army knife (with scissors, screwdriver, file, tweezers, magnifying glass, toothpick etcetera). When my husband and I were married we gave these to eachother as wedding presents...we were then, and are now,22 years later, great hikers.One of the blades of each was engraved with the wedding date and a little message. Over the years those knives have opened champagne, removed splinters from my daughter's little foot,started fires, removed stones from horses' hooves, ticks from dogs and cut innumerable materials including the casement on a suitcase we couldn't find the key for (thanks, Elvira,for your wit!). Its been lost twice, in a fire once run over by a car once and pinned under a motorcycle with me (but thats another story.) That precious knife is the first thing I would grab in a fire and the first thing I pack on any trip.
 
Aug 14th, 2001, 01:03 PM
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Roger
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My secret decoder ring! Actually, next trip I will remember to take my wife.
 
Aug 14th, 2001, 01:03 PM
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Ess
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*Comfy shoes

*Foot lotion to massage tired feet at the end of the day

*Raincoat

*cotton kaftan for lounging around room while massaging tired feet
 
Aug 14th, 2001, 01:04 PM
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Latetia Rosencranz
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Well, Elvira, now I know who stole my passport and credit cards!

As for me, I don't think I could limit it to one item, but Xanax for the plane, earplugs, and a photo of the dogs are right up there.
 
Aug 14th, 2001, 01:28 PM
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Terri
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My husband.
 
Aug 14th, 2001, 01:42 PM
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Diane
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My camera
 
Aug 14th, 2001, 01:56 PM
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RC
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I wouldn't travel without ...

checking if all combustible appliances at home are safely turned off.
 
Aug 15th, 2001, 04:48 AM
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x
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ttt.
 
Aug 15th, 2001, 05:26 AM
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Margarita
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In all seriousness:

1. bandaids
2. mojo bag
 
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