If you suffer from generalized anxiety, or another anxiety disorder, you may also suffer with various phobias. A common phobia or fear is that of travel. Whether it is a short journey to do some shopping, or a long journey such as taking a holiday, a travel fear may be stopping you in your tracks. I read travel guides as I was traveling—both online and in books—and usually knew a handful of things I wanted to see or do once I arrived in a new city. But I never planned out any sort of itinerary in advance—it was much more fun, and much more rewarding, to feel my way around. Just about anyplace you stay—from a cheap hostel to a fancy hotel—will have some folks who can give you great tips about the area that no travel guide can match.
No more, as well, of those fancy toiletry bags made of heavy plastic. I have very thin and light silk bags or totes that will carry almost anything and these I can wash and reuse. I can also use one of them as an evening bag when necessary or pack extra shoes in the bag to keep everything clean in the carry on. Silk is a strong material and really light. So gift your friends with silk bags in different sizes which you can easily make yourself.
For us, the only exception to this carry-on rule is when travelling for longer assignment. There are just too many things to bring along even if nowadays, almost everything is available and if not in your specific destination, then often easily available in the next country. The airline cannot lose what I do not check in nor can the wretches charge me for it and I’m first to the taxi lines in countries with 10 taxis and only 2 are at the airport!
What’s better than a Cocoon Grid-It organizer? A set of two or three in different sizes. They can be used to organize everything from laptop bags to toiletries to school supplies to craft supplies to junk drawers in addition to travel gadgets and essentials. Don’t forget to pick up a couple for yourself, too!
A legal address for residency must be a street address. Post Office boxes are not considered residential addresses, but there are mailing forwarding services in many states which will give you the required street address. This is usually fairly easy, and you do not need to set this up in person.
Hi Thelma. I have a question. We will be flying from the Philippines to the US but in about 6 months we will be flying back. We want to bring our dog with us. When you flew into the Philippines, was your dog quarantined for a time or were you able to just take your dog straight home.