I'm off to Auckland tomorrow. I think I'm organised. It's been one of those weeks - a short week anyway with Easter and then taking tomorrow off that was made even busier because I lost my wallet last weekend. I got sorted with a cash card from my bank so hopefully that should all be okay now.
I find as I get older, the packing gets easier. I don't need a huge array of outfits. I know what I like wearing - what looks good and is still comfortable. I also don't need to pack for a range of eventualities like nightclubbing until dawn or that fancy party I might score an invitation for (although it's a bit sad that I no longer think those parties might happen). I also pack much lighter with make up and accessories.
I did have a slight panic. I got the charger for my camera in Japan so it doesn't work in Australia and I'd packed it away somewhere. I figure it's worth taking and picking up a power adaptor on my travels so I can use. I just had no idea where the charger could be. I found it. Also found some awesome jewellery I forgot I had and varous other things in a box.
The hardest bit about packing is that I have to take checked in bags (long story) but I didn't have nearly enough stuff. There are so many tips and hints about how to cram all your stuff into a suitcase, nothing about how to pad the suitcase out when it isn't full. I mean, you don't want that stuff rattling around inside.
I've got my ticket, I've got my passport. I've got cash and a polka dot dress. I think I'm sorted.
Anyway, what are your travel essentials?