Friendly Travel Reminder

Heather says:
I am currently on my way to Nashville, TN for the annual BlissDom Conference. If you are attending, please say hello, if you happen to see me. Please just be aware I’m actually very introverted and can get overwhelmed in large crowds. I’m a lot more outgoing than I was five years ago when I first started this site.
Since travel is on my itinerary, I’d love to hear your favorite travel tips. Chime in with whatever you’d like, whether it’s by land, sea, or air.
My pro-tip:
Leaving for the airport two hours early may not only give you plenty if time to get through security, it may give you enough time to rush home and retrieve your drivers license that has been sitting on the scanner for the *ahem* last two weeks. [snicker -ed]
And as a heads up, my darling *said through clenched teeth* children broke my laptop a few weeks ago and I am currently not only posting from a plane, but from my phone, so please bear with any interesting auto-corrects that may occur.


  1. Jessica_D_Clark on February 25, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    I’ve traveled the world for business and the best thing I ever did was make a list. I know, it sounds simple. I called it “Jessica’s Travel Check list” . I took one of the awesome free travel checklist templates available from and then spent about 45 minutes tweaking it. Now before I go ANYWHERE, I print out a copy, work through it, and I know I have everything, business or personal, when I roll out the door. At this point,  using my list, I can pack for a major trip in about an hour (assuming all my clothes are clean and no one gets in my way!) Happy travels! @jessica_d_clark

  2. Brian Crawford on February 23, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    hi Heather, I hope you have a great time in Nashville. Glad you made it to the airport safely.  I’m in the same boat as you (well, I guess the same plane as you) in that I like to arrive to the airport very early for flights.  A few times it has paid off – for one trip through Charles de Gaulle it took me two and a half hours to get from the door to the gate!  As for a travel tip, I always make a comprehensive checklist of what I need to take with me so that I don’t forget anything at home.  I made a post about it and can share the link here if you like.

  3. Ellen S on February 23, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    So nice to see you today! When I’m traveling without the kids, I never check baggage—I get everything into my carry-on bag by rolling the clothes. You fold everything in half, layer it over each other, then roll up into a big ball. Wards off wrinkling, and it all fits!

  4. Hewitt on February 23, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Travel pack of wipes and something to do!!! – books, games, crosswords, sudoku, music. Travel usually means waiting and I hate waiting with nothing to do.

  5. carnellm on February 23, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Not that I am laughing or anything. No, I wouldn’t ever do that….

  6. jenlukin on February 23, 2012 at 10:53 am

    This might sound like something you’d do if you were traveling with kids, but I find it’s necessary when I’m traveling by myself also. I recommend bringing lots of snacks with you. I find you never know when/how long you’ll encounter a delay, and when you get to your destination there are sometimes limited healthy food choices. Even just bringing a few bags of my favorite tea can help. I am a bit of a picky eater and I get cranky when I’m hungry, so bringing my own snacks is a must for me!

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