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    Default If you could only take 3 things…

    What would they be? You know, items you just can’t travel without for any trip…

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    Default Re: If you could only take 3 things…

    Hmm, does that include stuff like a passport and credit cards? I'll assume those are a given. I guess I couldn't live without these...

    A book (or three) to read
    My travel journal
    My camera
    "I haven't been everywhere yet, but it's on my list." -- Susan Sontag

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    Ok, yeah if it doesn't include them the passport, credit card and US cash for emergencies. Assuming those are a given then my camera, my flip flops (walk unprotected on hotel floors? no thanks! lol) and my prescription sunglasses! Everything else can be bought. (Think I can buy the flip flops? Maybe, but...I wear a 41/ 9 1/2US - ever try buying flip flops for big feet in SE Asia? My flip flops could eat their flip flops for lunch...LOL)

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    I have read your topic. What's useful innformation for my job.
    I do agree with you. Those are the most effective way
    have a blessed day

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    Cash,
    clean underwear,
    slots card for the Vegas slot machines!

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    Default Re: If you could only take 3 things…

    camera
    pre-trip planning notes and photos
    first aid kit

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    Camera's
    Food
    Ipod.

    Thanks.

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    Camera, Ipod, and Sunglasses. Ahhh heaven.

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    Default Re: If you could only take 3 things…

    camera (have to be able to record my journey), change of underwear (I'm particular, what can I say??), good walking shoes (I have big feet, hard to buy shoes big enough in many places)

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    Default Re: If you could only take 3 things…

    That is easy because these three things are the first ones which I prepare to pack it in my bag:

    - My digital camera: to document the whole trip. I can not bought a camera at my destination because I start documenting already while leaving the house. In the car, at the airport, in the plane and so one ... Surprisingly I have never lost my camera up to now.

    - Flip Flops: I could not image living without them. When I can put on my flip flops I know that the holidays can start. My flip flops bring along a certain atmosphere

    - Sun blocker for very sensitive skin and for people who are a bit allergic to sun.

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    Camera, sunglasses and mp3 player.
    “Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey.” - Fitzhugh Mullan

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    Default Re: If you could only take 3 things…

    I noticed almost everyone included a Camera to take along on their trip, and was reminded of Daniel Kahneman's lecture from TED. He talks about how humans construct memories, and speculates that most of us wouldn't enjoy our trips as much if we weren't able to take photos. But is that really enjoying the trip, or just the memories?

    Quote Originally Posted by tcook23 View Post
    Camera, Ipod, and Sunglasses. Ahhh heaven.
    Quote Originally Posted by LadyLuvsTravl View Post
    Camera, sunglasses and mp3 player.
    As for me: Ditto on these exact three: I couldn't go anywhere without my iPod, I want my camera to capture the aforementioned memories, and I'm blind without my shades. I know it's been said before, but can I add anything else?
    Last edited by MattHurst; 05-04-2010 at 03:30 PM.

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    Default Re: If you could only take 3 things…

    camera
    journal with a pen (trip planning notes already entered)


    third is hard...book or music??? hummmm

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    Default Re: If you could only take 3 things…

    Camera - no explanation necessary
    iPod - not for the music but for the translation app and notes (where you are staying for example)
    comfy walking shoes - I can't wear flip-flops but have a pair of Croc walking shoes with good support

    since my glasses darken to sunglasses I don't have to worry about those

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    For me i would take my:
    Cellphone,
    ATM Card,
    and my Camera..
    This three for me should go together.
    -Cellphone for communication in case of emergency..
    -ATM card for my food, fare, and other expenditures
    -and Camera to capture special moments..

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    1 large shoulder bag.
    1 bum bag
    1 wheeled suitcase.
    Oh, you mean just 3 objects?.......
    I really couldn't manage without the 3 mentioned.....
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    Default Re: If you could only take 3 things…

    A knife is used to build shelter, kill food, and protection.
    The belt is a tool for many uses to include sharpening that knife.
    When it rains you need something to catch water in off the trees as it trickles done the branches.

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    Default Re: If you could only take 3 things…

    1. DSLR
    2. Cellphone
    3. Cash

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    Default Re: If you could only take 3 things…

    When it rains you need something to catch water in off the trees as it trickles done the branches.

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    Default Re: If you could only take 3 things…

    My opinion is traveling ticket, Cash, and clothes to wear.

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    Default Re: If you could only take 3 things…

    Sunscreen. Sunglasses. Ipad. Assuming it's warm climate... otherwise I'd look a bit silly with sunnies in the rain!

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    Default Re: If you could only take 3 things…

    Blister kit
    Cocoon inflatable pillow (comfortable and compresses to the size of an orange)
    Wool socks
    most other stuff can be scrounged if really needed

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