It has been way, WAY too long since I've been on a vacation. You may remember my hubby surprised me with a weekend getaway to Minneapolis for our two year anniversary last fall. Very fun – but that was the last time I've been anywhere! In fact, I complained to Page that the last time I was on a PLANE was our first anniversary trip to Vegas – fall of 2008. True, we had some lifestyle shake-ups since then, but life is calm again now and a vacation is long overdue. We seem to plan our big trip of the year around the time of our wedding anniversary. Page is in a wedding later this month in Augusta, Georgia, so we decided to tack on a few extra days for just the two of us and explore the area – a day of shopping in Atlanta and some R&R in nearby Savannah. We're considering it a month early celebration for our three year anniversary. (Wow – three years already?!) I've never been anywhere in Georgia besides the airport, so I'm stoked to explore and take in the sights!
Did you ever see that episode of Friends when Phoebe is nine months pregnant and still bummed about the fact that she couldn't go on the trip to London with everyone else because she was in her third trimester and couldn't fly? The other five decide to surprise her with a weekend trip to nearby Atlantic City so she can feel like she got to travel somewhere as well. In her excitement, Phoebe exclaims, "Okay! I'm gonna go pack! I'm gonna pack my ASS off!!!"
I can SO relate to that feeling! I started shopping for this trip over a month ago – a new swimsuit for the beach, a sundress for the rehearsal dinner, new makeup bags to pack cosmetics in – all kinds of goodies. Along the way, I've discovered some fun little travel tidbits I wish I had known about sooner, and want to pass them on to you all!
My TSA for iPhone
There really is an app for everything! I've added the MyTSA app to my iPhone so we can check ahead of time to see what the wait in the security line is like, check out the map of the airport we land in, verify whether we can or can't bring an item in our carry-on, and more.
Speaking of carry-ons, I discovered 3floz.com after reading an article in O Magazine. They carry lots of brands I love, and some new ones that are exclusive to their site. Everything is TSA-approved for carry-on – 3 fluid ounces or less.
I've been a fan of this online store, Flight 001, for quite a while. I love all of the gadgets, cute travel bags, and travel-sized games for playing during a flight. This would be a great place to shop for the frequent traveler on your list!
Anyone else taking a fun end-of-summer trip or even just planning a dream vacation for the future? I'd love to hear the details.