I’m rushing around like a chicken without her head. Remember, I booked this cruise five days ago. With so little time to worry about what clothes I was packing it took much less time. I am also trying to bring less in general – per Blogger Hubby’s suggestion (err…orders). He does have a point because when we do our river cruise in 2015, I’ll need to pack less because we will be schlepping around Germany, Prague, Budapest and northern Italy.
It always seems that I bring so many shoes. I need some for the white pants I’ll be wearing, some for city walking, a pair for pool deck that I can slip on and of course other evening shoes. I just wish I could find an answer for my shoe dilemma.
With the cruise lines, you download your luggage tags and print them out on your printer paper. I have never liked this always fearing that the luggage tags will rip. When yo download your tags, there are instructions of what to fold first, second and third. I did that and rather than staple them onto my luggage, I took the folded take to Staples and had them laminate the tags. I brought them home and punched a hole at one of the tags. I attached them to my backpack and will attached them to my luggage with a pice of ribbon tied on with a square knot. I feel safer with some weight and protective covering to the tag
Today I notified my Chase Sapphire Preferred credit card that I would be traveling. I am using that card as it has no foreign transaction fees associated with it. I also notified the Charles Schwab Bank since I will use their debit card at ATM’s while traveling (if needed). I use this card since there are no ATM fees and it saves me money and who doesn’t want to save money? Schwab will reimburse you for all ATM charges. If you don’t have this debit card, you should consider getting one. Drop me a note and I’ll send you information about how to get an account.
Other things I have been doing today
- Drugstore for any refills that I needed for the trip
- Little water spray bottle to squirt water onto some of my clothes to get the wrinkles out (it works like a charm.
- A small bottle with a little liquid laundry detergent so I could rinse out small laundry items.
- Dollar Tree to picked up a few clothes pins to hang up these wet items
- books downloaded to my Kindle
- a few snacks packed
- wine opener
- to the bank to get some one dollar bills for tipping
- hotel reservation in the port city we will be departing from
I think I am set! Good bye frigid temperatures – I won’t miss you.