29 Jul 10 Travel Items I Have Bought for Our Trip to Europe
I am sharing 10 travel items I have bought for our trip to Europe, today on the blog. Altri Due Mese! (2 more months!)
Ready to Get Away
Before I get into what I have purchased for our trip; I want to know, are you itching to travel? ” Have you gone somewhere this summer, or are you planning a Fall getaway?
I will be sharing my “capsule wardrobe” the closer we get to our vacation (October 3rd) and how I am packing.
In the meantime, let me tell you what I found to be good advice and what I bought for this trip.
Since we are going to be going to Rome, and then later to Positano, and taking the fast speed rail throughout the trip, we didn’t want to pack large bags that we would have to check.
We both agreed on carry-on bags plus a personal bag for the trip. I know, I know, you are thinking, “Can you really pack for almost 2 weeks with just a carry-on”?
It can be done! Let me tell you what I bought and how it has helped me with organization to do so. I will share how I do it in an upcoming post.
What I Have Purchased for Our Travels
New Suitcase- Travel Pro MaxLight 5 Expandable Upright Luggage
I really needed a new suitcase that was expandable and one that would serve me well for future travel. I also loved that it is very light, and I won’t be lugging around a bulky or heavy suitcase on the European cobblestones. This color isn’t available, but many other colors are.
What I love about this bag is the number of pockets and space it has. I able to carry my laptop, 2 pairs of shoes, books, headset, medication and more in this bag. I ran out of space for a toiletries bag, so I purchased one to put in this weekender bag. This will fit well under the seat and yet have enough space for everything.
This bag fits into my Lily and Drew bag and will contain my hair, skin, and makeup supplies I will be using for the trip. I have purchased some of the travel sizes at Target for toothpaste, hairspray etc.
Remington Hot Rollers
I do enjoy using hot rollers for my hair and find that the curl lasts longer than using a curling iron. I didn’t want to travel with my bulky set of home rollers, so these Remington travel rollers are just perfect for the trip. Small enough to put in the side zipped pocket of my suitcase, they will work well for travel.
Don’t forget as the power is different from the States. In Europe we need a converter, in order to be able to dry our hair and use the outlets.
ECCO Soft 9 II Sneakers
I have heard great things about Ecco sneakers, and most travel reviews for women’s footwear chooses ECCO as a brand great for travel and sightseeing.
I purchased this sneaker in olive to go with my outfits and to be able to wear all day when walking and traveling in Rome. I do like the cushioning and find it quite comfortable, and I do like the thicker sole as well. Support, cushioning and comfort are key when walking on the cobblestone streets and pavement.
Leather Belt Bag
I want to be “hands free” when walking around Italy, so I decided to look for a leather belt bag. “Fanny packs” have come a LONG way! I purchased mine from Massimo Dutti, in a brown quilted leather, but have found several online for you to peruse. THIS ONE by Quince, is a fabulous Italian leather and is under $60 due to a direct-to-consumer business practice.
As I mentioned, I will be sharing a capsule wardrobe I am putting together for the 2 weeks we will spend in Italy and will share it on the blog. Packing cubes are a GODSEND! I look at them and say, “Where have you been all my life?!” You can certainly fit more into a suitcase as the cubes compress and will hold quite a bit. Makes packing more organized and easier to find things.
Can’t forget your meds! I bought this pill organizer since I have two weeks’ worth of pills to organize daily.
Books and Earbuds
I purchased the Samsung Galaxy buds and will wear them on the plane. I need distraction with music and reading, as I am not a big fan of flying.
Here are some of the books I have been recommended-
The IT Girl by Ruth Ware
Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson
I have bought several pairs of trousers ( Poshmark) and some short sleeve blouses ( in black and rust) to take as part of my capsule. I’ll be sharing a separate post on the clothes I will be bringing on the trip.
I want to know; do you have the “travel bug?” Have you gone somewhere this summer, or are you planning a Fall getaway?
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Have a great weekend!