2-Weeks in Germany: Packing Edition pt. 3/3
And we are at the end of the count down > insert a handful of happy and bouncy emojis here <
In the first of this 3-part blog series I talked to you about packing my Osprey pack for my trip to Germany while leaving room to spare.
The second part we covered carry-on conundrums when it comes to being a parent, gear junking (all my camera gear) and also needing necessities such as laptop, a book, etc.
Now finally, in part three we will cover airport attire and last minute airport/traveling tips.
Airport + Travel Attire:
I am always about two key things when it comes to my attire when flying:
And when I'm mom-ing it at the airport:
Ya'll may laugh at me, however, as a parent, pockets are my best friend. So much so I purchased my wedding dress on the spot the moment I found out it had pockets (greatest thing EVER!)
So my two go-to outfits while flying are:
1. Hoodie, Leggings, Tank Top, Sandals
2. Hoodie, Comfy (old) jeans, Tank Top and Sandals
I say old/comfy jeans simply because, jeans are a lot like boots...if you just jump into wearing them without breaking them in...a couple hours into your gutsy but overall dumb decision you'll be in pain and/or ridiculously uncomfortable.
My go-to pair is a skinny cut pair I purchased from American Eagle a couple of years ago. Though, having a belt to content with while going through customs can be frustrating at points, it's only a one-and-done ordeal and then your on your way in the airport.
For my trip to Germany, I have a 4-hour flight then an 11.5-hour flight and even though I'm planning on sleeping as much as I can to compensate for the almost 9-hour time difference, I'm sticking with the old comfy jeans and a favorite love...Pons.
Things to Remember:
- Chapstick + Lotion - airplane air dries your skin out quickly, especially on long flights. But
remember TSA requirements.
- Scarf - this is great for using as a blanket on the plane + it spruces up any outfit after a long flight
- Documentation - if your traveling with kids, its good to have a copy of their birth certificates, and any other documentation you might need. Write out SSN's out like a
phone number on a post-it note tucked away. Having this at the ready can
help speed up any issue as you go through customs.
- Bring (empty) Water Bottle - Most airports have water bottle re-fill stations which saves you a
bunch of money. Make sure it's empty, TSA won't like you very much if you
try to bring water through customs.
We're huge fans of Nalgene and Klean Kanteen.
- Headphones - this needs no explaining, yet somehow I always forget this and end up having to
use the not-so-great free pairs they have on the plane.
- Socks+Underwear - If your feet get cold while sitting long hours on the plane and the other; for
the pray-it-doesn't-happen occasion your bag is lost, stolen or on a different
- Simple Jewelry - I have always loved simple jewelry that add's a bit of sparkle but isn't heavy or
a TSA concern. I recently found Lace|Brick Designs from Alberta Canada,
and I've been swooning ever since I found this shop. ANND if you use the
code 'ilovelocal' you guys can get 10% off your whole purchase from
Lace Brick Design.
So now my friends it is time to end this post, take a shower, have some tea, make sure all my t's are crossed and i's are dotted before I sleep.
In the AM I will be flying to my motherland and I cannot wait to share with all of you about my adventures, explorations and tid-bit's when I get back. However, if you don't want to wait, follow me on my Instagram @heather_woolery and watch the adventure unfold from take off to hiking the alps.