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April 5, 2006

Starling Travel Packing List

Filed under: Travel — Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am

Yesterday’s article from Fodor’s suggested that you write up a list to make sure you remember everything. I created a list of my own using MS Word that has worked for me over the years. Each thing that’s on the list was something that I have forgotten on some trip, wishing I had it with me.

Click Here To Print Up Packing List Using MS Word

Here is an abbreviated version of the list:

  • Prescriptions
  • Cell Phone Chargers
  • Battery charger for the camera
  • Camera
  • Computer
  • Hair Dryer, Curling Iron, etc.
  • Makeup
  • Glasses
  • Extra Contacts
  • Our toothbrushes/flossers
  • Makeup remover
  • Shaving Supplies
  • Perfume
  • Swimming Suits, Beach Towels, Hat, Sunscreen
  • Bathrobe
  • Pillows
  • Maps of the City & Tourist Info

After checking off each box on this list, I feel much more at ease when we get into the car to leave on the trip. I KNOW that we have the essentials (or not-so-essentials, as the case may be).

But what about camping? It’s a much more complicated process. Tune in tomorrow to see the list we use for camping.

April 4, 2006

Pack Lightly

Filed under: Travel — Laura Moncur @ 6:46 pm

I have fantasies of travelling with only a backpack on my shoulder, but I always end up with a car full of “necessities.” Here is a helpful list to keep your packing lighter.

Here is a condensed version of their tips:

  • Think it Through
  • Make a List
  • Know Local Customs
  • Heed the Comfort Factor
  • Keep Transit Plans in Mind
  • Do the Wash-and-Wear Math
  • Make Your Clothes Work Hard
  • Watch Your Colors
  • Practicality Rules
  • Follow the Weather

I rarely take a LONG trip in which I have to worry about more than a couple days’ worth of clothing, but I DO have a list that I tend to follow when I’m packing so that I don’t forget the important things. I’ll share that with you tomorrow.

April 3, 2006

Disneyland: Club 33

Filed under: Amusement Parks,California — Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am

The Menu at Club 33Club 33 is the exclusive private club in Disneyland. It is the only location in Disneyland that serves alcohol. It was named Club 33 after the original 33 sponsors of Disneyland. Now, membership seems to be steeped in rumor with waiting lists that are said to be over three years long and membership fees ranging from $2000 to $10,000 a year.

When Groucho Marx said that he would never want to join a club that would have him as a member, I wonder if he ever knew about Club 33. The rumors about this club make me think of the intelligentsia of Walt Disney’s intimates. I used to imagine that Club 33 was filled with Imagineers and the elite of Walt Disney’s friends. Imagine how excited I was to know that there were pictures of the club on the Internet. They hadn’t been pulled by Disney and they showed things like the menu and the bill.

There is no narrative to this photoblog, unfortunately. He leaves us no clues about how he got into the club or why he was able to go twice. He doesn’t say if he is a member or a guest of one. He leaves hardly a trace of himself on his website: a few “rants” and a rambling introduction. All we have are these pictures, really.

Somehow, seeing these Club 33 pictures makes me think less of Disney intelligentsia and more of Disney obsessed fans. It’s actually a little disappointing.

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