Monday, February 22, 2010

Write The Right Way

When ever I travel one of the first things which I pack into my suitcase is my journal. It is really important to me to write down all my adventures as they happen rather then just remembering them, so when I'm old and in my rocker I can look back all my crazy trips! The first time I kept a record of a trip was when I went to England for my cousin Hannah's wedding, four or five years ago. Ever since that holiday I've been able to keep a record of my major vacations from England (again), France, Italy, and California. I choose to write in a magenta colored book with the word Journal written in silver print. Although of course everyone has different preferences when it comes to the place where the write down all their innermost thoughts and ideas. I was perusing the Internet when I found some lovely journals which I would love to write in. If your hunting for good journal, I would check Esty or Amazon. So whether you choose to write in a Mead Composition notebook or a fancy Smythson diary just be sure to keep on jotting down your exciting adventures!
P.S. I keep wanting to share photographs of the adorable journals I found on the web but Blogger is being annoying and won't let me! Any suggestions on how to fix this?

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Pack It All Up

Have you ever been packing for a trip and thought to yourself "what the hell should I bring? (I think for a lot of people packing tends to involve lots of swearing, don't you agree?)" Well have no fear, Jem's here! Haha! I've gotten the whole packing thing down pat, in fact I now find that packing is dare I say it... fun. I am of the firm belief that you ALWAYS create a list of what you need to pack. Lists are your best friend, trust me! By creating a list you are reassuring yourself that you bring everything that is needed while traveling. After perusing the web I've found several websites which create virtual packing list for you but personally I like to write out my lists. I like the feeling of using a pen to check off something once I put it into my suitcase rather then clicking it off on the computer. It gives me a sense of accomplishment. Although if you do like using a web based packing list I would suggest Another suggestion which is kind of redundant, yet I can't stress it enough, is never over pack. I know that everyone stresses not to over pack and only bring the things you definitely need and will use. Don't think up hypothetical situations, it will make you go crazy. So step away from that formal dress! Look at it this way, if suddenly you get invited to a formal party while visiting somewhere its a good excuse to go shopping! Confession: I was once a an over packer myself. Sshhh... don't tell! When I was younger I would try to cram as much as I could into my suitcase, I always over thought every situation. Once I was forced by my mother to par down my clothing choices for a short trip, I swear it revolutionized my traveling life. For example, when I went to Italy a few years ago on a school trip I was one of the only people who's suitcase wasn't over 50 pounds! Which let me bring home lots of goodies! So I've learned such a great lesson... never over stuff your suitcase!

Join Me On This Little Adventure

I have been itching for awhile now to create a travel blog. So this little blog, The Frequent-Flyer, is devoted entirely to blogging about travel- helpful tips, recommendations for places I've been too, about places I want to visit, inspiration from different locations, and perhaps most importantly about the importance of traveling. I have a lot of knowledge which I want to share with people about my own experiences while traveling. Although I am not considered a "worldly traveler" in some peoples eyes since I have only been to a handful of countries outside of the United States, I still think I have a lot to offer readers. So without further adieu, welcome to The Frequent-Flyer!