I’ve traveled a fair amount in my 28-whole-years here on Earth, and I like to think that experience has taught me a thing or two about what items make cross-country (or trans-Atlantic) flights a bit more tolerable.
Reusable Water Bottle
Have you ever been the person in the security line who just. isn’t. prepared? You don’t have your laptop out, your coat isn’t off – and oh yeah, you have a full water bottle in your bag.
C’mon. Don’t be that person. Be a pro and come prepared with an empty water bottle.
My bottle of choice is this Baiji option. When I’m not using it, it rolls up and takes up next to no space. Then, right before my flight, I fill it up at a fountain.Most airports have even caught on to the trend and now provide filtered water from fountains.I’ve never had any problems with it leaking, either — always a plus, since I’m always spilling on myself anyway.
Most of what we did in Michigan involved looking at beautiful things and eating delicious meals and treats. We stocked up on cherry salsa, hot sauce and jam (of course!) and dined at the cute Platte River Inn: