Hey y’all. I’m the worst blogger. Has it been two weeks since my last post? Geez. I’ve been traveling a bunch. That’s my excuse. It’s also my next post- packing tips. But it’s not your ordinary ones.
For my job there’s two types of trips I take: there are long 10 day baseball road trips, or the shorter three-day football/basketball trips. Obviously the 10 day trips are a completely different bear to tackle. So these tips are for your shorter, more frequent trips.
During football season, I leave on Thursday and come back either Saturday or Sunday. When I get home, I throw my suitcase in the guest room. It stays there until I leave on Thursday. I wash the clothes in the suitcase, and then throw them right back in. Same workout clothes, same pajamas, same casual clothes. Other than my on-air clothes, the rest of my travel clothes stay the same. If you’ve ever seen me on a flight, I wear the same thing every time- flannel shirt, jeans and Chucks. And let’s be honest, a lot of times I just keep the same workout clothes in the suitcase, because they didn’t get used on the last trip.
To prevent leaving anything behind, I basically have two of everything: toothbrush, hair brush, deodorant, etc. I even have a second cell phone charger. All those items don’t leave the suitcase.
Random items I bring with me:
Metal paper clip.
My old baseball analyst taught me this one. This is to pin the curtains in a hotel room together. I hate when you’ve got a street light shining right through the crack of the curtains. This is the perfect fix. Or a clothes pin.
Cheap travel steamer:
The one I have is from Amazon. I’ve ruined tons of clothes using cheap hotel irons. This was like $19, and well worth it.
Luna Bars. Lots of them.
This is my go-to travel snack. I keep about five of them in my bag. There are times when I’m starving and running to catch a flight. Instead of spending $10 on a snack box on the plane or fast food at the airport, this (or two of them) will hold me over until I land.
These last two won’t apply to most other people. Hand warmers and umbrella
I obviously check the weather before I leave each week, but by October you can assume most places you go will be cold or windy. These two items stay in my suitcase. Maybe I’ll do a blog about the stuff I pack if I know it’s raining at my football game. Thats a bunch of random items too.
That’s about it! If you’ve got any fun travel tips- leave them in a comment below. I’m also on the lookout for a new suitcase. Does anyone have a good, inexpensive suitcase you love?