Top Things to Take on Your Cruise

Your cruise to the Caribbean, to the Bahamas out of Miami, or a Mediterranean Cruise is going to be so much fun.  Here are the top things to take.  You don’t want to forget these top things on your cruise.  If your ship stops at a beach location like the Caribbean, I suggest bringing a small soft cooler.  You can save money by taking your own water bottles and snacks.  And it keeps them cool! 

A drawstring cinch sack bag will come in handy because you can store an iPad, snacks, book, keys and passports, etc.  You could even get them monogrammed and have one for each family member.  CUTE! 

dont-forget-to-take-magnet-caribbean-cruise Take magnets to decorate your cabin door.  You can even take this magnetized lightweight dry erase board.  Kids and you will recognize it from far away.  And you can write notes to your steward. magnets-top-things-to-take-cruise

I packed my Cleanser and Vaseline in these containers to save space in my carryon suitcase liquids bag.  They hold alot.  I love love love writing the contents on cute washi tape from my planner onto these.  In the video, you’ll see how little of my cleanser I actually used.  Do you wear alot of makeup while on vacation?  I want to, but I always end up not.  I packed vaseline in case your legs get chapped at a beach stop.

Go-toob to the rescue.  I was in Europe for 10 days, and this is how much I had left in the shampoo bottle.  They’re tiny but huge! top-things-cruise-shampoo

This waterproof phone case with a lanyard is so awesome!  cruise-water-proof-case-phoneBut we found that we didn’t use it all the time.  If you will be at the beach, I can highly recommend this.  It’s an Amazon Top Buy product.  Solid, and you can use your fingers through the plastic case.  I also think just a key card lanyard would be awesome especially for kids who are on the unlimited soda package and for getting on and off the ship.

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If you will have time to enjoy coffee on the deck or a cool drink, we wish we would’ve taken our aluminum mugs.  The ship’s coffee mugs are tiny!  Plus you can dump the fruity drinks in there to stay cool as well.

Since we needed to carry passports, I suggest taking a Buddy Pouch that is the strongest velcro carrier I’ve ever seen.  It’s magnetized and does not budge from your shorts waist band.  We also used this Pink Portable Charger for our cell phones.  You can stick it through the hole to charge your phone while you’re on a train or bus or tendering.  Do you see the little zipper?

Totally fun thing to not forget is these clips to hold your towel down on deck.  Super windy!  They just make me smile!  They come in all kinds of beach styles.

take-cruise-top-outletsThe #1 top thing to bring on a cruise ship is a rotating power strip.  Cruise ships only have two American ones in your whole room!  I love mine!

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And my all-time favorite book to read at a beach location is The Devil in the Junior League.  It is about exactly what it sounds like.  Cute but really good!cruise-pool-top-things-to-take-bahamas-

I hope you have smooth sailing and that your mind is at ease while packing!

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Three Things to Wear on an Airplane

Whether you’re flying on a transatlantic flight or a flight to Europe, there are three things you should wear on the airplane. I’ve created several YouTube videos about travel so check out my LauriePOP Channel sometime.airplane-three-things-wear

Airline travel outfits should be smart.  These three things to wear on an airplane will help you mix and match during your vacation.

Why should you care about what to wear on the airplane to Europe?

Why Care?
Bring Sexy Back (haha)
Comfort
Warmth
Space

  • Justin Timberlake would be appalled at what I’ve worn to the airport; that’s probably what led him to performing that son way back when.  But after many flights across the pond and the waves of grain, I’ve figured out non-frumpy things to wear.
  • Sitting for hours is awesome in yoga pants, so a tight waist band should be in the suitcase not in Seat 22E.
  • Some transatlantic flights are freezing.  Some European flights are hot, depending on where you are sitting.  Be prepared with an extra layer that can be worn or shed.
  • Wearing pieces on an airplane that can be worn other times during the trip is just smart.  Saves space in your carry on suitcase and saves you money because you packed efficiently in your carryon suitcase.  Is that two words or just one??

Tunic

I stumbled upon a gray tunic extender like this, but black was more versatile.  My gray one was a Medium, and this extender is Small.  It’s just a tad shorter.  They come in like 20 colors!

By the way, I’m a size 10 and 5’8″.  THE ONE REASON I love this and wear it is because it hangs correctly!  It doesn’t cling.  It hits mid to upper thigh, so proportionally you’re correct. three-things-wear-airplane-transatlantic-european-flight

You can see that this tunic can look dressier as well as more casual.

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I didn’t want the lace-bottomed ones, although I’ve seen some that are adorable.  I just didn’t feel comfortable styling that type, and I liked the one-and-done of this extenderwear-three-things-airplane

I’ve even put a tee on top of my gray extender.  Check out my YouTube Channel for more inspiration and Ideas That POP

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From last Fall

I just love this in black because it can get dirty, doesn’t wrinkle easily, and can be paired with so many layering pieces for a transatlantic flight.

Shoe

I add the most comfortable shoe to travel and sightsee in to make it more sporty.  No longer am I that American wearing frumpy clothes with my white Asics abroad.  I am super picky about shoe comfort when traveling.  That is why I have bought my second pair.  I even made a YouTube video about this comfortable shoe for travel.  I cannot wear Skechers because they’re not supportive enough.

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If you’re going to Ireland or a rainy location, I do not recommend these shoes.  The airy, super light upper mesh will allow rain drops to pour in.  But if you will have moderate temps or are running through an airport, I love them!  AND THEY’RE UNDER $30!

Leggings

No more swollen calves for me after a long haul flight!  These compression leggings really do work!  Plus they’re high waisted.  I’m wearing a size Medium.  I only wear these flip flops in the airport and at restaurants because they’re not super supportive.  As soon as I get on the airplane, I put on socks and slip on shoes.  You can see them in this video.

These capri gray ones are not compression so I wear them when sight seeing.

If you start with three things to wear on the airplane to Europe or on a transatlantic flight, you will be steps ahead in the packing process.   Let me know where you wear your tunic, shoes, and leggings!

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