This is my first post on a few Europe must haves. I’ve got lots more to say on this subject but above are a few things I want to start with.
For Christmas we got ourselves a Canon Rebel T3i. We’ve loved it so far and it was definitely a must have for our big trip. We didn’t have to get something quite this nice but we plan on using it for years for all different reasons.
02: Kelly Moore crossover bag
I’ve been eyeing these Kelly Moore bags for years. I’m a huge fan of her work and she photographed several of my friend’s weddings. Such a talent! When the 2 Sues Bag came out I knew this was the bag for me. I could totally see myself with this crossover bag on and whipping out my camera as we adventure around Europe.
03: Rick Steves books
Matt and I are huge Rick Steves fans. Like for real… we watch his show every Saturday morning. When we really started planning this trip it was a no brainer for us, we were going to get his books. We have Rick Steves’ Italy, Paris and London 2013 books. They have been SO helpful and they’ve already paid for themselves. I’ve mentioned his books in all my hotel bookings and most of my hotels have given me 10% off. I highly recommend his shows and books to anyone traveling overseas.
04: New luggage
I got a luggage set as a college graduation present. It was a great present at the time because I didn’t even realize I didn’t have a luggage set and that was just one less thing I had to think about as I was planning a wedding. After our honeymoon and few more trips we started to see the wear on our luggage. Well over 4 years later our luggage is barely hanging on SO the mission is on for new luggage. Unlike everything I’ve mentioned above we have not settled on the luggage we want. Pictured above is a set Matt really likes. I totally get why he likes it but I’m not a huge fan. Weight is a big issue since we only have 50 lbs a bag. Anything under 10 lbs is doable. Stay tuned on this one!
05: 220v Straightener
When I studied in Paris in college I quickly learned about the straightener issue. The first day I plugged my Chi in it burnt out immediately. Then I found out a few of my other friend’s straighteners had the same fate. For most girls this is a livable issue, but for me it’s a disaster. Seriously, my hair gets huge if I don’t straighten it or blow it out carefully. So I was not going to let this happen to me again. I’ve been searching ebay for different 220v straighteners. Right now I’m leaning towards this one but I haven’t purchased it.