6 Travel Items I Need or Will Surely Die

Naturally I will pack things such as clothes, jewellery, makeup, important documents, and so forth, but this is my list of must-have-or-I-will-surely-die items.

My iPhone
I {heart} my iPhone. This one device lets me talk and text with friends, record sound, take and edit photographs, make videos, play games, listen to music, email, blog, and share on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, and other sites. That’s just awesome. I haven’t quite figured out how I’m going to use my beloved iPhone in Australia, but I will listen to Tim Gunn and make it work.

My computer
A computer does all the things an iPhone does, but bigger and better plus more, including letting me work, which is pretty important. It also has all my music and photos of my friends and family. I bought a laptop a few months ago and that baby is coming with me.

My Kindle
I can’t pack my bookshelf, but I’ve been buying ebooks since Theo gave me a Kindle for my birthday in 2010. I’m an avid reader and a minimalist so the Kindle quickly became one of my favourite gadgets. I will be happy to have a number of great books with me on the long flights and lazy Sunday evenings.

Universal power adapter
None of my awesome devices will work for long if I can’t recharge them.

Cuticle clippers
One of my idiosyncrasies.

Burt’s Bees Lip Balm
I can’t get through an hour without my Burt’s Bees Lip Balm so I definitely won’t make it through a 15-hour flight much less a few months. I’ll have to check with Theo to ensure this product is available in Australia. Otherwise, I’ll need to stock up.

Do you have any special items that you absolutely must have when you travel?




  1. Laptop, smartphone (I love my MyTouch LOL), notebook — I like to write analog as well as digital HAHA, Burt’s Bees is a definite, my portable harddrive, and my camera 😉 — working towards the Kindle .. “It’s my industrial hair dryer … AND I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT IT!!!” list haha

  2. PS Love your countdown timer Woot!!! 🙂

  3. Oh,yes, a portable hard drive is important! And thanks about the countdown. WordPress blocks Java and Flash so finding one was not easy!

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