Strange Travel Quirks: Can You Relate?

What quirky things do you do when traveling?

I was recently reading an article on the website Hello Giggles about quirky travel behaviors. Some of them were understandable, like refusing to walk barefoot on hotel carpets. Other quirks ranged from needing a specific number of pillows in order to be able to sleep to getting to the airport hours early because of a fear of missing your plane.

Sharon has a few things she does when we travel that I shake my head at, like bringing her own pillow from home no matter where we are going or how long the trip is. I’ve actually started  doing this one myself, but only for longer trips so I no longer consider it that quirky of a behavior (except when it’s just for a night of two. That’s still quirky). (Note from Sharon: Shup! I love my pillow!)

She also wipes the TV remote control down with Purell, but I could see a reason for that, in an effort to prevent others’ germs from getting on our hands.

One thing I find more odd is that she brings her own soap and shampoo. Now that’s not strange in and of itself but they are not the same brand of soap and shampoo she ever uses at home. They are specific ones that she only uses when she’s on vacation (Note from Sharon regarding the photo below: I don’t ever use Dove and I do not need to use Head & Shoulders. Joe, why did you pick THAT picture?!?!?! LOLOL!).

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I have a couple of quirky things I do when I travel. I take the hotel soaps home with me. Now, I know that’s not uncommon but I’ll also take the used soap bars home with me or bring them from hotel to hotel.

I’ll also stack my change. It started when I was traveling overseas, mainly so I’d know how much money I had. Coins have value (and weight) in other countries and you can end up walking around with £20 of coins in your pocket before you know it. Stranger still is now I do it when we travel in the U.S.

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I also unpack my suitcase if I am staying somewhere for more than 1 night. By this, I mean I unpack ALL of my clothes in the drawers and closets. If it’s only a 1 night stay, I’ll begrudgingly live from my bag but more than that I want to feel like I have some control over the space.

So what’s something you do when you travel that’s a little unusual? Come on, fess up. I told you my little idiosyncrasies (and Sharon’s, too). What’s yours?

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Know Where You’re Going But Need Help With An Itinerary? Try Visitacity!

Everyone has a bucket list of where the want to go. New York! Paris! London! But once you start planning that once-in-a-lifetime trip, you discover there’s so much to do that you can’t decide your schedule. Or maybe you’re really good at saving up miles or cash for a flight, but aren’t the best at the details and logistics of what to do every day of your travel. Well, apparently there’s a website to help you with that.

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The Five Easy Things I Want In A Hotel Room

Hotels spend time and money to figure out what their guests want the most. To find this information, they send surveys asking how was the stay and asking their guests to rate everything from the front desk, to the room cleanliness, and even the fitness room. Hotels also have their employees watch over sites like Tripadvisor and Yelp! to spot bad reviews so they can try to resolve the problems (in public, so everyone can see they care).

I’m going to save the hotels a bunch of money in market research. In no specific order, here are the FIVE things I want from my hotel room.

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The 27-Year-Old Woman Who Traveled To Every Country On Earth

Can you imagine going to all 196 countries in the world? Better yet, can you imagine doing it in the fastest time ever documented? How about being the youngest American to ever do it? AND one who is…wait for it…female? Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to the wonder that is Cassandra De Pecol.

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Our (Bi)Weekly Recap: 9/3/17 – 9/16/17

Hi y’all! Welp, we couldn’t post our weekly recap last week because….Hurricane Irma. So this week’s recap will cover everything from this past week (which isn’t much because, say it with me…Hurricane Irma) AND the week before, as well.

Joe wrote about:

Sharon wrote about:

Once final time, THANK-YOU SO MUCH for your patience as we prepped for, went through, and dealt with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Starting this Monday, we should be back to a normal “usually 2 a day” posting schedule.

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#TBT: Japan, April 2005: The Day We Went Home

Woke up at 7:30am, got ready for the day, and packed the last of our stuff. Went on the ‘net really fast, just to let everyone know we were not involved in the train wreck. Then, while the guys were getting ready, I went out to videotape the monorail circle from the front seat and the audio from the Miracosta elevator, where Mickey talks, in Japanese, to announce each floor (cuz yeah, I’m still a big ol’ Disney geek).

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Must-Have Travel Items That Cost Under $10

We have several items that we always bring with us when we travel. Now, these items aren’t very large and we don’t need them every trip but we’re very glad we have them when we do. We don’t even bother to take them out of the suitcases when we unpack after a trip, If we did, there’s a chance we’d forget to put them back. The best thing about these items are they each cost under $10 and you might already have some of them in your own home.

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