As I promised: My carry on bag. To and from Washington, DC we took a bus which, let me just say, sucked. It is very uncomfortable to try to sleep on a bus even if you are only 5 feet tall. You don’t know where to put your legs, the seat belt buckle leaves bruises, and you get very nauseous- NOT to mention that the bus ride was over 15 hours. I was not a happy camper. My best advice to pack multiple pillows. Don’t drink anything before you get on the bus because you WILL need to pee and trust me when I say that the bathroom on the bus moves under you when you sit down. If you aren’t used to your toilet moving under you then it is very hard to pee.
Anyway, this is what I packed:
Snacks– Pretzels, Starburst, Dried Fruit, and JellyBeans
Socks– Incase your feet get cold
Keys– Always have your keys incase of emergency
Sunglasses– I didn’t really need these
Wallet– Why wouldn’t you bring your wallet? While I’m on the subject bring your ID such as your licence, credit card, and some cash.
Toiletries– Face soap, washcloth, Chapstick, bandaids, makeup, toothbrush and toothpaste
Phone, iPad, Laptop– You get bored
Chargers– Phone, iPad, Laptop
Camera– Charger, Lens Cap, usb
Headphones– You need these bad
Notebook, Pencil, Magazine– For when you get bored of the internet
I should have packed lighter. Did I need the magazine? No. Did I need the sunglasses? No. Did I need the usb, laptop, and socks? Not really. Take it from me: Pack light.
My next post will be all the things we did on the trip. I advise everyone to take this trip at least once in their lifetime. I had so much fun and am so excited to share my experience with you!
Happy traveling! XX Corinne