Registry: Keep On Packin’ While You’re Travelin’

So you’re engaged. Congrats! Show us the ring! Schedule the day! Register for a bed! Wait. What?

Yep, that’s right – I said register for a bed. And I mean it. GET THEE TO A CRATE & BARREL, ASAP! Registering within weeks of getting engaged was one of the BEST decisions that The Boy and I made in those early days of pre-nuptial craziness. People wanted to give us gifts (in general, for our birthdays, for Christmas, etc.) and being able to direct them to our registries was great (for us and for them). No fuss.

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Trying to plan your registry? Never fear, m’dear! Throughout January and February, I’ll be breaking down each section of the registry (generally by room) and offering you practical suggestions on items to register for. Today, we’re talkin' about packin' for future travel (remember, this includes but IS NOT limited to stuff for your honeymoon. Think long-term):

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The Big Ticket Items (People may not buy it for you but you can use your completion program to get them yourself):

  • (2) 22" wheeled suitcases sized to fit in an airplanes overhead compartment
  • (2) 26" wheeled suitcases sized to be checked at the airport
  • (2) bags or backpacks sized to fit under and airplane's seat
  • (2) Laptop Bags
  • Digital Camera
  • Digital Video Camera
  • MP3 Player
  • Electronic Reader (Such as Kindle or Nook)

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Needed Items (Even if you don't think so now…):

  • (2) Garment Bags
  • (2) Sets of Travel Toiletries
  • (2) TSA-Approved Toiletry Clear, Ziptop Bags
  • Luggage Tags
  • TSA-Approved Luggage Locks
  • Laundry Bag
  • Wet/Shoe Bag
  • Security/"Hidden" ID+Money Bag or Pouch
  • Beach/Shopping Tote (Straw or Canvas)

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Cool Items (Not needed but nice to have):

  • Passport/Boarding Pass Carrier
  • Electrical Adapter Kit
  • Solar Power Adapter/Charger
  • Travel Games
  • Travel Blanket/Eye Mask/Pillow
  • Jewelry Roll/Bag
  • (2) Duffel Bags
  • (2) Hiking/Camping Backpacks
  • Tent
  • (2) Mess Kits
  • Airline Club Memberships
  • Noise Cancelation Headphones
  • Book Light
  • Travel First Aid Kit
  • Travel Sewing Kit
  • Travel Flat Iron/Hair Dryer/Curling Iron
  • Portable GPS
  • Digital Luggage Scale
  • Extra Memory Cards
  • Tripod
  • Extra Video/Camera Batteries/Lenses
  • Guidebooks
  • Travel Alarm Clock
  • Travel Bags for Sporting Goods (i.e. Skis, Snowboard, Golf)

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Your travel needs may not be much but that doesn’t mean that they should be neglected - be sure to invest in the important things as you’ll be using them every time you're on the move. A good set of luggage is, indeed, expensive but when you consider the fact that you’ll be using it every single day of every single trip for many years – it’s a sound investment. So, Tulle Nation – whaddya think? Did I leave anything off? *Planning your honeymoon packing? Be sure to follow my board on Pinterest for helpful outfit and packing suggestions!