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Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
Right, I'm always worrying I'll forget something! I'm going to Chicago tomorrow, flying out of Heathrow.

Travel essentials:
Passport
ESTA (travel authorisation)
Tickets
Hotel reservation (because it has the address on)
Directions to the hotel and to the conference venue from anywhere I can think I might need to go (I've Google Streetmapped them as well and written in landmarks, I love the internet!)
TSA-approved locks (ones the Americans can pick to make sure my gooseberry jam isn't a bomb)
A card-thingy saying I have a metal plate in my leg
A resealable bags for the liquids I'm taking on the plane.

What have I forgotten? (Obviously I've packed my clothes and stuff as well.)

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Do you have insurance documentation with you? Also, toothbrush! I always forget my toothbrush. Chicago will be awesome though, how long are you going for?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Plasters, I always find some need for them travelling
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Mobile phone set so it will work abroad?

    Phone charger

    Cash

    Cards.

    With that lot, you can't go too far wrong.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Electrical adaptors.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Got all of those! :)

    You lot are very useful.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Remind me to re-read this thread when I go on holiday :P I forget half the things people have mentioned!

    Have you got a book or anything for the plane? Always essential.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Sweets or something to suck on for the ear popping
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Currency, travellers cheques, etc.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Got my kobo and some audiobooks and crochet (more plane friendly than knitting, at least for getting past security. Also werthers for the plane.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    An Em hiding in your suitcase?.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Got one of them, but it's Fiend, and I've only room for 1 ;)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Those plug adaptor things
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Late now, but I like to have a printed itinerary of trains and stuff.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I had a printed itinerary with directions to the hotel, but had failed to print a map so got confused and misdirected (had been up for nearly 18 hours at this point!) and it took me an hour to do a ten minute walk with my big heavy rucksack. My poor feet.

    On the plus side, I'm here in one piece and it's Pride tomorrow :D
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Melian wrote: »
    Those plug adaptor things

    :naughty:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    piccolo wrote: »
    I had a printed itinerary with directions to the hotel, but had failed to print a map so got confused and misdirected (had been up for nearly 18 hours at this point!) and it took me an hour to do a ten minute walk with my big heavy rucksack. My poor feet.

    On the plus side, I'm here in one piece and it's Pride tomorrow :D

    Have a great time :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
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