I love lists! One of my greatest joys when packing for a trip is making my travel lists – things I need to buy before I can pack, what I will pack, what I did pack – I love it!
It’s mid-July, my China trip is in November. I’ve already started my “to buy” list. If I buy one thing a month, our budget won’t go into shock, and I’ll have everything I need.
My list so far is pretty short – I don’t think I’ll actually need to buy a lot, and once I buy the things on this list, I should be pretty well set for any future travels.
- A warm jacket. I’m not taking my “good coat” and none of my jackets are warm enough for the chilly temperatures we’ll be encountering. I’m going for function over fashion on this one, and will be ordering this jacket (in black) from L.ands End today.
- Walking shoes. I only wear tennis shoes to the gym, but realize that I’m going to have to buy a sturdy pair for all of the walking we’ll be doing. I’m thinking something along the lines of these.
- A new toiletry bag. Creole in DC actually posted one a couple of days ago that I’ve been eyeing for a while. It is from LL B.ean. I’m going with the medium in gold.
- A backpack. The China trip is a tour, we’ll be doing a lot of walking, and will likely spend quite a bit of time away from our hotel rooms (which is really the whole point, isn’t it?) I like backpacks for trips like these, my old one finally gave out about two years ago, and the time has come for its replacement. I can’t believe I’m considering a N.orth Face based solely on popularity, but I am. I’ll test a few before I make my final decision.
Are you a list-maker? Do you make travel-lists? Do you have any recommendations for/against any of the things I’m considering?
Happy Trails to You!