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  1. Rosey
    Rosey July 12, 2009 at 11:29 am |

    I agree that doing laundry while on vacation makes packing a LOT lighter, and we do this too… We did have a challenge one time in Paris. We found a public laundromat, but we could not figure out how to run the machines! There was one other person in there, but she only spoke French, and alas, we do not. It is a fun story for us; we still laugh about our feeble attempts to get those machines running.

  2. Naomi
    Naomi July 12, 2009 at 1:16 pm |

    I disagree about the travel sized toiletries- as long as you refill the containers from bigger bottles, they can be very handy!

  3. Kathleen
    Kathleen July 12, 2009 at 3:12 pm |

    You’ll have to share your slow-cooker lasagna recipe…I never thought of doing that, though I have made mac and cheese in it and it was great.

    We will also be bringing our cloth diapers when we visit the beach at the end of the month, and I even have reusable swim diapers. And of course the reusable stainless steel water bottles prevent the need for disposable ones.

  4. Lynn
    Lynn July 13, 2009 at 3:43 am |

    Sure, you leave an economic footprint while traveling…but traveling is one of the few good reasons to do so. We do the same thing though – cloth diapers (swim and regular), bring our own food without plates (we can hold our sandwiches!) and whatever else.

    Thankfully, for us the beach is very close by!

  5. Sandy S.
    Sandy S. July 13, 2009 at 1:41 pm |

    I love traveling!! I think that traveling expands your mind by meeting new people and seeing new things. It also makes your appreciate the wonderful world in which we live. No one can stop this wandering person!!

    I had not thought of the cloth napkins idea. We might start doing that since we also usually do laundry at least once on our long trips.

    I actually do use travel size bath items when traveling. If we had used a partial soap or shampoo at a hotel then I take it with us to use later on the trip or at home. I like trying different products so this is a great way for my family to do that.

    Also I had purchased travel size refillable bottles for a trip to Europe several years. I fill up the reusable containers for our trips. When we get home, we use up whatever is left. Both my kids know how to get the small amounts in the bottom. You just add a little water, put on the lid, and shake well.

    I love your blog! It is always fun to meet other people who love traveling!

  6. Lorie Shewbridge
    Lorie Shewbridge July 13, 2009 at 10:03 pm |

    Great post…. We love to travel and you gave me new ideas -like the cloth napkins thing, I , too had never thought of that one. We usually bring food and a slow cooker (it’s amazing what you can cook in there – just look online), and do laundry. We had trouble once in Ireland when we were doing a B&B tour, couldn’t figure out the right coinage. :-)
    Happy Travels!!

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