Every Monday I’ll post what I think are “must have’s” when I travel. These are the things I wouldn’t leave home without. Maybe you’ll find something on my list that you’ve never thought to bring and think it’s a good idea or maybe you’ll have something on your list that we never thought of.
June 4, 2018 – a small notebook – for me, this one of the things on the top of my list for a variety of reasons – I guess the first being I can’t remember a damn thing!!! Must be my age, but for whatever the reason – trips kind of mesh together – when was I there, what did I do, what did I like, what didn’t I like. I started doing this long before I became a travel agent.
When you cruise as much as we do, you tend to re-visit some of the ports – if I’ve hit on something either really good or really bad and either want to do it again or never want to do it again – I write it down! I would never have remembered where the home of the Pina Colada was if I never wrote it down. Sure, I have pictures of me in front of the sign (actually have a few taken from different visits). And I have pictures of some of my guests taken in front of the same sign when I recommend the place to them.
Have you ever taken a photo and then for the life of you can’t remember when or where it was. This little book has saved me from that. I don’t buy a new book every time I travel – I just put the first date and the last date on the cover and refer back to it when I need to.
I don’t just use for big trips – I take it with me on the weekend get-aways and road trips as well.