People who know me (in real life and via this blog) know that I have a little wanderlust going on.
Ok…A LOT of wanderlust.
That’s actually still an understatement.
Let’s just say that I can’t think of anywhere in the world that I don’t want to see. Which is weird, considering that I had only left Kentucky a handful of times until about five years ago.
It all started with a Danielle Steel novel of the same name…
You know what? I think I’m going to skip that story for now.
We used to be very self conscious about traveling. We couldn’t fly for a while because we were too big and would have had to book two seats (no thanks). Plus, we really weren’t in the shape to do a lot of the things we wanted to do. Last year we took a cruise to St. Thomas and St. Maarten and were over the weight limit for almost all of the shore excursions.
Now that we’ve lost a considerable amount of weight, we feel like the world is our proverbial oyster. I have a pretty extensive bucket list so I’m constantly looking for ways to save money, space, and time on our expeditions. So, now that I
am completely obsessed really like to travel I thought it would be fun to do a series called Travel Tip Tuesdays.
Today’s tip consists of a very taboo subject. Most people put their fingers in their ears and start making ridiculous noises when I start talking about it.
Do your laundry on vacation.
I know, I know, I know! It’s vacation and the last thing you want to do is laundry.
Do it anyway. You won’t regret it.
Not only does this allow you to pack at least half of what you had planned (thus saving space and the headache of juggling a ton of luggage) but it also makes unpacking when you get home a much more pleasant experience.
For the past two years Cliff and I have stayed at properties that had a washer and dryer in the unit and I could not have been happier about it. Understandably, not all places are going to have a laundry facility on site. Cruises, for instance, charge about the same amount for laundry services as they do for a shore excursion. In these cases it’s handy to bring along a travel size container of laundry detergent and use a sink or bathtub (no, I’m not kidding). Obviously, the best choice would be booking a hotel or vacation rental with laundry on site or in the apartment/condo, but if that’s not in the cards there are ways around it.
It’s my dream to one day travel with only a carry-on.
Yes, ONLY a carry-on. (Maybe a personal item, but that doesn’t count)
In unrelated news, I got my first side stitch on my run tonight. FYI – do NOT down half a bottle of water and then go for a run. I’m sure that normal people were aware of this fact. I, however, was not.
I’m sure I looked insane with this weird half grimace and half grin thing I had going on.
I felt like it was a rite of passage.
A ridiculously painful rite of passage.
Tomorrow’s weigh-in and I really hope to see the 220’s. I don’t know what it is about that weight, but I’m really looking forward to it. I had a pretty active day today and got in all of my workout days this week, so we’ll see. Wish me luck!