Jul 2, 2019 11:21PM ChiSandy wrote:
Eric, that's why I fly SW whenever possible. 2 bags fly free, up to 50 lbs. each. I have to laugh about her friend's excess bag woes--I think kids traveling for the first time on their own often have no idea just how few outfits they'll need for a long weekend or even a week. There's always that "FOMO" feeling of "OMG, what if I didn't take enough? People will sneer if I wear something twice! What if something gets stained or torn or wet? Or why didn't I bring that one special outfit?" We managed to pare our bags down to 3 suitcases & 2 carry-ons between us for an 8-day Mediterranean cruise. We took entirely too many things with us on our first cruise--a 15-day Viking River Cruise. The biggest mistake--especially if you'll be in a city or suburb, is to bring full-size personal care stuff, one's entire vanity cabinet. Staying at a hotel? Leave the hairdryer home. Use the free shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and lotion. They'll even give you a free toothbrush, toothpaste & deodorant if you ask. Buy travel sizes--or fill mini-bottles--of stuff like sunscreen or bug spray that hotels won't have.
I know she was camping, so there were no hotel freebies (except for those in the hotel in Chicago where she stayed briefly). She sounds like she has a head on her shoulders...and has paid attention to her efficient military Dad!
So what acts did she see?
BTW, I ditched Bendryl long ago. Despite having pollen, mold and dander (other people's pets) allergies, I do fine on Zyrtec & montelukast at bedtime and a squirt of steroid spray in each nostril at bedtime & on arising. Allergy eyedrops too in the morning on a high pollen-mold count day. None of those will make one drowsy,