June 15th, 2006

Thursday Thirteen Travel Needs

Posted by Lifecruiser in Travel, Odditys


1. Mr Lifecruiser. He has to be with me or it’s simply torture, longing for him and thinking of him all the time. Missing him in my bed, needing his warmth, missing to share all the experiences with him. Missing him to take care of me when I get ill - and to carry the luggage ;-).

2. 1 suitcase or big bag compact packed and 1 smaller as handluggage with some necessaritys for the flight like an extra sweater, some candy, Coke, newspapers to read, playing cards, cameras, painkillers, the most important like tickets and hotel vouchers.

3. I prefer a seat by the window and near the emergency exits on the flight if I’m allowed to choose. Not too far in the back, it’s noisier there. And with some extra space for my loooong legs. I will try to avoid flying with Malaysian Airlines again because their seats are made for a much shorter person than I am, so the seat was totally wrong for me. My back started to hurt at once I seated in their airplane when we went to the U.S, there were no support in the back at all.

4. The Destination has to have something more to offer than just a beach. We love to be on the beach, but not all the time. We are explorers. We love to rent a car and go off by our selves, but sometimes it’s also very good to go on regular sightseeings or excursions to get more information or extra help if it’s dangerous surroundings.

5. There MUST be a lot of nice restaurants and grocery stores, so we can keep the hungry monster (me) fed, calm and alive. One of the hardest thing for me to be without is olives. I love olives. So naturally, I’m a big fan of Spain, Greece and even Italy where we have found wonderful olives… Among other tasty dishes. *starting to drool heavily*

6. There is a need of going dancing. We love to dance, but we do have problems to find the places when we’re out travelling. It seems like it’s most teenagers or very young people that are out dancing nowadays. Where are all the adults? Very often we just find a place that plays music, but no one is dancing - until we arrive there. When we’re going out, we’re determent to have fun - no meaning with going out otherwise hah? So we start to dance and try to get up more people dancing. Usually we succeed, but it’s very hard work sometimes and we end up totally like wrecks *lol*.

7. The hotel don’t need to be that fancy, we appreciate a friendly and serviceminded staff more. Not that we don’t enjoy luxury, it’s just that our money will last for more trips if we spend the money right! The bed usually is to hard, it’s the same on almost all hotels we have been at. Sometimes we have had to put extra blankets to make it softer. And yes, the beds are too big for us who is used to our 35 inches bed ;-)

8. We love to travel to warmer countries. It’s always nicer when the weather is good, it keeps us in a better mood. It’s recreation for our aching bodies. If only my bad weather curse could stop cursing me, it would be perfect…

9. The survival kit has to go with us with all the medicines to cure me when I get ill, which I do too often as you already know. And with band-aids, plasters for the chafed foot from all the walking.

10. Maps over the area is essential. Very often we have done some research in advance to know what we’re interested of, but sometimes we just go out there and see what we found. Especially if we rent a car. We often end up having some kind of small adventure because we’re taking off on some smaller roads which sometimes end up in no where *lol*.

11. If possible, we always end up somewhere near the sea. We love the salty sea air and the exciting waves that’s rolling in. It’s something very special with the sea that makes us very happy and harmonic. The sea also has the most beautiful romantic sunsets were we can sit looking out on the sea, hug each other and kiss until we’re breathless…

12. Coming home…. Home sweet home is a valid saying after all. No matter how nice it is to be away, it’s always nice to have your own bed, kitchen, bathroom and things.


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  1. Mandy said:

    Hi Mrs Lifecruiser, I’m back!
    I’m not sure if I’ll have time to do this weeks Thursday 13 though, but reading through yours makes me smile. I honestly wonder why most hotels have hard beds, and what we’ve experienced too, are hotels that have 2 single beds pushed together rather than a proper double.. and during the night they tend to slip apart.. and one of us falls down the middle LOL we’ve got wise to that though, we take a belt along with us or some starps and tie the legs of the bed together hehe :)

    Lifecruiser: Sounds like a good idea Mandy - if you’re not like us - ending up sleeping in one of the beds only :-)

    June 15th, 2006 at 12:43 am

  2. Norma said:

    A great list–I’ve always thought paying big $$ for the hotel if you are out exploring the sights was a waste. There are always good tips at your site.

    My TT is up.

    Lifecruiser: Thanks Norma, we’ll jump over to yours at once :-)

    June 15th, 2006 at 1:12 am

  3. Christina said:

    Hi Lifecruiser, thanks for visiting my blog and for the words of encouragement :smile: I love the theme you chose for this week. I enjoy traveling but alas, have not had much time to do any lately. I definitely love taking the husband with me on vacation and returning home is nice too…as long as I don’t have to go back to work right away!

    Lifecruiser: You’re welcome Christina :-) Yes, travelling is really enjoyable and I wish a lot of people could and would do it more often.

    June 15th, 2006 at 2:41 am

  4. nat said:

    No wonder you love to travel so much; you’re a pro at it! I’m going to take notes on these!

    Happy T13~

    Lifecruiser: You’re welcome to do that, hope you’re going to travel happily too :-)

    June 15th, 2006 at 2:56 am

  5. mama kelly said:

    glad to hear Im not the only one who travels with medicines for all kinds of ills and various booboo treatments

    Lifecruiser: Better to be prepared :-)

    June 15th, 2006 at 2:59 am

  6. wrigley said:

    i’m guessing you’re an expert packer. (can’t live without coke myself). i always overpack! but i like travelling so overpacking never gets me down. i like warm countries, too. but because i live in one, i like cold ones, too. nice list! here’s my first go at 13. when you have the time, please check it out!

    Lifecruiser: Well, maybe you should like Sweden then :-) Of course, I’m going to check your T13 too!

    June 15th, 2006 at 3:03 am

  7. Happy and Blue 2 said:

    Good list. As to number 11 -Are you two breathless from kissing or does the tide just come in because you are kissing for so long..

    Lifecruiser: Well, we can’t tell, because we’re soooo busy kissing…. *lol*

    June 15th, 2006 at 4:04 am

  8. fida said:

    I wanna travel too!!

    My T13’s up!

    Lifecruiser: I hope you get to travel then. *swinging my magic stick* (no guarantees - be aware of that you could end up somewhere surprising since I’m not that good at this *lol*)

    June 15th, 2006 at 4:26 am

  9. Nancy said:

    We don’t go many places and I always pack too much. I drive my dh crazy because I refuse to drink any tap water. It used to be so hard to get enough bottled water for me to be happy.

    I’m UP!

    Lifecruiser: Mr Lifecruiser is wonderful, he is carrying home the bottled water without even saying a word about it, so I’m really lucky :-)

    June 15th, 2006 at 4:42 am

  10. Sherri said:

    I’m so with you on #1!! I can’t handle being apart from my beloved either:)

    My list is UP!

    Lifecruiser: That’s very strong love :-)

    June 15th, 2006 at 4:53 am

  11. libragirl said:

    All very important. Even dancing, because you may want to do something different at night.

    I love travelling. I wish I could afford to travel more.

    MyTT is up

    Lifecruiser: Yes, we want different things, variation. I hope you get to travel more. *swinging my magic stick for you* (Tell me if it worked ;-)

    June 15th, 2006 at 4:57 am

  12. Margie Mix said:

    Getting ready to go to Florida for a 2 week vacation - I’ll be sure to keep many of these in mind. Great list! -Margie

    Lifecruiser: I do hope that you’re geetting a wonderful stay there!

    June 15th, 2006 at 5:06 am

  13. Janet said:

    #1 made me cry :(

    Lifecruiser: Oh, no, we can’t have that happening! Love is beautiful and JOY :-)

    June 15th, 2006 at 5:08 am

  14. Skittles said:

    :wink: Lovely list. I love #1. :mrgreen:

    June 15th, 2006 at 5:46 am

  15. WendyWings said:

    It sounds like you are quite the expert traveller.
    I need to train my husband on how to pack LIGHT he is hopeless lol.

    Lifecrusier: That’s a bit unusual to hear, it’s always the women that overpack. Well, I guess you have to travel more often and let him carry all the luggage, then he must learn….. *lol*

    June 15th, 2006 at 5:46 am

  16. Tracie said:

    #3–I am the person fighting you for this seat-by the window, by the emergency exit. I always feel safer. My husband, who hates to fly, likes to be in the last row-for some reason he feels this is safer????

    Lifecruiser: Can’t understand how he can think that way… That’s the worst place you can be in an airplane!

    June 15th, 2006 at 7:39 am

  17. Tess said:

    Go you for getting out on the dance floor and getting that par-tay going! great list today, as always. I’m up

    Lifecruiser: We always do, but it would be nice with some help sometime too… *lol*

    June 15th, 2006 at 7:43 am

  18. Janice said:

    You sound like a pro!! And it sounds like you have had some incredible travels!:smile:

    Lifecruiser: Yes, we’ve probably become Pro’s of this, there were 11 trips one year, that’s our record I think :-)

    June 15th, 2006 at 8:47 am

  19. mar said:

    I feel like packing already but I have to wait until monday! I think it’s easy for you to fly to warmer places… (sorry!) Can’t handle beach or resort vacations, I need my walking shoes and interaction with locals for a good vacation. Happy Thursday, my TT is posted.

    Lifecruiser: Yes, it probably is. But we agree with you, we need interaction with the locals too. We’re not satiesfied with just a beach. We want it all! *lol*

    June 15th, 2006 at 10:26 am

  20. Francesca Gray said:

    You have me day dreaming!

    Lifecruiser: Always something :-)

    June 15th, 2006 at 10:48 am

  21. Tricia said:

    #3 is me too! I have long legs and need seats where my knees aren’t crammed into the seat in front of me. Great list. #1 is very sweet.

    Lifecruiser: Thank you Tricia. I hope future airplanes makes more room for longlegged persons…

    June 15th, 2006 at 10:52 am

  22. K T Cat said:

    What a great TT! Warm, beachy places ar emy favorites, too!

    My TT are up.

    Lifecruiser: Thanks. They’re such a healer for both body and soul :-)

    June 15th, 2006 at 12:23 pm

  23. carmen said:

    I’m a window seat girl, too. In the bulkhead, unless there’s a crying baby there. Nothing worse than a crying baby on a flight.

    Lifecruiser: No, or someone very scared of flying who talks nervously constant…

    June 15th, 2006 at 1:13 pm

  24. Janet said:

    i know love is beauty and joy! i just miss it in my life, is all…i was being selfish, sorry!

    Lifecruiser: No need to say sorry for that, we completely understand you and wish you could have it like us :-) It will come to you too.

    June 15th, 2006 at 2:15 pm

  25. colleen said:

    Traveling is an art! I agree about the dancing. I gotta dance and have a beach. I have my bag of herbal tricks with me too.

    Lifecruiser: Yes, it truly is art :-)

    June 15th, 2006 at 3:06 pm

  26. Wystful1 said:

    You always have such great 13s! This is a unique list and now…I wanna travel.

    My Thurs 13 is posted

    Lifecruiser: Thanks Wystful1 :-) We hope you get to travel something too, it’s so refreshing.

    June 15th, 2006 at 3:09 pm

  27. Amanda said:

    I tend to over pack myself but with kids that’s a necessity more than an evil! I like window seats too but getting out to go to the bathroom can be really difficult!

    Lifecruiser: Yes, I can understand that. I try to avoid getting to the bathroom as much as possible…

    June 15th, 2006 at 3:38 pm

  28. Stacy said:

    Wow, what a great Thursday Thirteen! This is my first time playing, and I can definitely tell you ladies are a LOT more creative than I am! :)

    I would love to be able to travel more, but we haven’t done very much. And almost all via car. Maps and medicines are essential for me as well. What a great list, I might have to take notes for future reference!!!!

    Have a great day!

    Lifecruiser: Thanks Stacy. I’m sure you’re as creative as every one else! You’re too modest :-)

    June 15th, 2006 at 4:55 pm

  29. Gayle said:

    Great list! You are a traveling professional!

    Lifecruiser: Or at least on our way to be one :-)

    June 15th, 2006 at 6:24 pm

  30. kontan said:

    sometimes we just want to be in a secluded spot to relax, but we really enjoy getting into the local atmosphere…away from the tourist traps.

    Lifecruiser: Yes, it’s something different indeed :-)

    June 15th, 2006 at 6:36 pm

  31. Bar said:

    Sounds like you are an expert traveler! Glad I found your blog, happy T-13!

    Lifecruiser: We just love to travel! You’re warmth welcome back, we’ll check you up later too :-)

    June 15th, 2006 at 6:49 pm

  32. Kelly said:

    I love travelling.
    Especially to a place with warm weather and a beach!
    I HAVE to have the seat by the window…
    Otherwise I get sick.

    Happy Thursday!
    Mine are up!

    Lifecruiser: Don’t sounds good that you’ll be sick otherwise. hope you’ll always get your window seat!

    June 15th, 2006 at 9:34 pm

  33. Frances said:

    You two are tres well prepared travelers to say the least.
    And very much in love too!
    My TT is up.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Lifecruiser: We can only answer YES on this :-)

    June 15th, 2006 at 9:44 pm

  34. Jen said:

    It sounds like you are well-prepared! How fun!

    My T13 is up :-)

    Lifecruiser: We will defenitely!

    June 15th, 2006 at 11:19 pm

  35. Kailani said:

    Yes, I agree that sometimes the best adventures are spontaneous! What a great T13 list!

    June 15th, 2006 at 11:34 pm

  36. Lazy Daisy said:

    Love your travel needs….I’m glad that Mr. Lifecruiser was number one on your list. Have a fabulous trip…am already eager to see your wonderful photos.

    June 16th, 2006 at 12:21 am

  37. Mysterious Lady said:

    Now see I can’t stand sitting near the exits on a plane. I’m always afraid someone will accidently open the door and I’ll get sucked out. Silly but true.

    Lifecruiser: Haven’t thought so much about that. Until now…. *lol*

    June 16th, 2006 at 3:06 am

  38. PixiePincessMom said:

    Have an AWESOME trip! :grin:

    June 16th, 2006 at 4:06 am

  39. wolfbernz said:

    #3 Oh yeah, room for the legs is a must!
    Great TT
    My TT is up

    June 17th, 2006 at 2:32 am

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