Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Wanderlust Tag

I saw this fun Wanderlust tag over at Mrs M's Meanderings and thought with my holiday to Dubai fast approaching it was timely.

Where was your first plane trip to?
Salou in Spain when I was about 11 I think. As this was our families first holiday abroad (with the extend family of grandparents, aunts and the like) my mum was extremely excited and went somewhat crazy with the packing. Dad was none to pleased when our cases left the plane both emblazoned with 'HEAVY LOAD' stickers across them.

You're leaving tomorrow and money is no object, where are you going?
This is a tricky one. Do I say Houston so I can go and visit my friend Rose who moved out there a month ago? Vegas because I'm starting to get a yearning to return already, and surely if money is no object that means I can fly first class and book a suite at Caesars Palace? I'm off to Dubai in a couple of days which was top of my list and I honestly can't think of anywhere else on my list at the moment. I quite fancy a safari actually so maybe that's where I'd head?

Are you a repeat visitor or do you explore new places?
Whilst I want/would like to always explore new places I do have a tendancy to return to somewhere I've been. This is as much due to circumstances as a single girl without a plus one to make plans with often my holidays are born out of jumping on or following others plans. That said I do love returning to somewhere I've been before and knowing the lay of the land, where to go, what you missed last time. I could happily return to Vegas every year.

Hostel or Hotel
Call me a snob but it'll have to be a hotel. When Ben & I travelled to LA last year en route home from Hawaii we'd booked a 'budget' hotel on the basis we'd gone luxury in Hawaii and were only spending a few nights in LA. Once I saw our hotel and room I had my laptop out and had booked a far better hotel for the remainder of our trip and lasted one night in the budget accomodation. Saying that after a disastrous hotel stay in Brighton Ben and I both commented that the hostels looked better than our hotel.

Where would you travel just to eat the food?
I don't know if I'm enough of a 'foodie' to name somewhere that the cuisine is enough of a draw for me to visit.

Plane essentials and how do you pass the time?
I tend to fly long haul and since entering the 'beauty blogging arena' my skincare regime or mid-flight pamper has become something that is both essential and enjoyable. I remember arriving in Vegas a couple of years ago and my skin looked better than when I left so I always have my lotions and potions to reapply through the flight.

A few magazines are always necessary. Whilst I take a book I often don't have the concentration for them and prefer magazines to flick through. Then of course the movies. Before any flight I'll have been on the airlines website and read through what movies I can expect and plan what I can watch.

Finally socks and a sweatshirt. I'm always cold on flights.

Is there a place you would never go again?
I'm more of a 'never say never' type but I just didn't warm to San Francisco

Top three travel items?
Passport. If you heard about my trauma last year when I lost my passport days before my flight it's obviously an essential.
My cabin suitcase. I find it so much easier to wheel a case and fill it with magazines and/or duty free purchases rather than an overloaded hand bag.
And as mentioned above, my beauty products, especially hand cream.
You can read what I put in my hand luggage last year here.

Preferred method of travel; planes, trains or auto mobiles?
Planes of course - that means I'm going somewhere far away!

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  1. I love this, although I think you need to go back to San Francisco! :)

  2. You would definately love LA much better and other parts of CA Dubai will be amazing for you! Enjoy

  3. I'm so glad there is someone else who checks out the onboard entertainment online before a plane journey! It's not just me! x

    1. It's more important than checking the flight time surely! x


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