I'm crazy about lists, especially before I go on a trip. Still, I sometimes do manage to forget things that were on the list, or I simply forget to put things on the list (need another list for that!).
On our most recent trip in March, I also realized that now when my kids are a little bit older, I am actually able to bring some items I haven't bothered to put in my hand luggage for a while.
as I discovered on our most recent family vacation, times have changed.
A Game of Thrones. I'm already hooked on the TV-series based on it, so why not!
hand sanitizer and antibacterial wipes when we're traveling, they do get pretty dry.
Definitely bringing it this time: something travel-sized and an unscented (my son will complain if anything "smells funny").
old-school games with my kids.
5. My laptop - I'm almost afraid to admit it in this day and age, but I've never brought my laptop on a flight before. Two big reasons: 1) I didn't use to have room in my hand luggage for it, but now that my kids carry a lot of their own stuff, I figure I can swing it. 2) I worry about the extra hassle when going through security, but this time I think I'll just suck it up and bring it anyway.
Time to investigate airport wi-fi! Also time to get a sleeve for it to protect it from some of the lumps and bumps of air-travel.
7. A real airplane book - I'm still looking for the perfect one. I want it to be kind of geared to kids, but also be fact-based and full of images and diagrams of what an airplane looks like inside. I have several airplane and airport books, but this time I want something a little more non-fiction, and written for kids that are a little older.