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hey girls – this thread is awesome! i love hearing others’ advice as to packing lightly Wink here are a few things i’m going to try on my next trip to europe:

first, my doctor reccommended i use the nuva ring instead of the pill for a few reasons (look on the internet for an explanation)…because of time changes and general inconvenience, using the nuva ring is MUCH more convenient AND it is also better at protecting you (because apparently the low estrogen pills are very unforgiving – if you miss taking your pill by 3 hours or more, you should be using additional protection…eek!!) – it’s also a low estrogen contraceptive, and there are few side effect

second, i just found these neat Dove Body Refreshers – they are moisturizers / deodorant sheets that you can use to wipe away perspiration and odour on those days where it’s smoking hot and you’ve been trekking around for 10 hours Smile

hope that helps!!

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I don’t know about the pill. Unless I go to Europe with a very steady boyfriend (who I know loves me to death and will not cheat on me under any circumstances), I’d just use the old good condom. Many times we have discussed the condom issue here, and I don’t think we can say it enough, girls, STD’s are not a game, nor are they freak illnesses that happen in far away poor countries, it happens everywhere. The pill is ok, but it doesn’t matter how much protection you are using, wear a condom. And take some, doesn’t matter if the guy is using it, take your own condoms so no excuses can be made (it was 3am and we had no condoms and the lady at the hungarian pharmacy spoke no english).

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bttt

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Well done bumping this thread ncmickey!
I remember the very first time I ever read it—7-8 trips to Europe since then.

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Any tips on packing PJ’s?
I am traveling with my husband to Scandinavia in June for just 2 weeks. Will most hostels have AC (Should I pack shorts and tanks or pants and long sleeves to sleep in?)?
Also, how many PJ’s should I pack? I change them everynight at home (I’m a little obsessive).
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I have to comment on the hair appliance topic.  The first time I went to Europe, I read these posts and was debating on taking my Chi hair straightener.  In the end, I decided to take it since i had all adapters/converters, etc.  First time I used it, it blew up.  haha!  I cried because it was so freaking expensive.  I ended up buying a straightener over there and I still have it.  That’s what I’m going to take on my next trip next month! 
 
So ladies:  Don’t take your favorite hair appliance if you think it might blow up. 
 
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here is a tip to conserve makeup space. let your lip gloss double as eye shadow. i know how weird this sounds, but i read it in a magazine, and it really works. just make sure the gloss isnt super sticky and that it is pretty shiny, and it will draw a lot of attention to your eyes if you just rub a dab over the top of your lids. i do it all the time when i have a sudden need/want to look nicer and i dont have a ton of makeup with me, or when i just want to look casual yet nice.

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One of my all time favorite threads-and the longest.  Thanks for the bump.  Check out my Travelista advice on Beauty on the Road.  With all the restrictions place on us by TSA now, it is even harder to pack toiletries and makeup- Check out my tips for getting around TSA guidelines as well.

My philosophy is to keep it somewhat minimal with makeup and hair.  I have a short haircut though and it’s easy.  For girls with difficult hair (curly, etc.) shampoos and products (Aveda makes good ones) made for curly hair might work well and perhaps and headband or scarf in the hair to help tame unruliness. 
Good luck girls and stay beautiful!!

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If you are trying to pack light and only take a carry-on bag as I like to, the TSA’s toiletry guidelines are not glam-friendly.  On my last trip I did somehow manage to STUFF all my toiletries into the small, regulation size quart size ziploc. 

You don’t realize how small those bags are until you are trying to place every beauty and hair product you might need into them.  Of course less is best, but even cutting corners I still managed to fill the bag to capacity.

Since I have short hair the lack of hair dryers at most of the places I stayed at was not a great tragedy.  Double duty makeup items also work well.  Buying products in Europe is always an option, especially if you are staying for several weeks.

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re: Waxing.
 
Does anyone have any tips/information regarding getting waxed in Europe?
(I’ll be visiting Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland..)
 
Thanks in advance!

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Soo shrots give away your a tourist…which is one thing I can’t stand, I mean obviously my Canadian accent will give it away, but why add more. So anyways, what about leggings? I practicaly live in leggings.

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re: Waxing.

Does anyone have any tips/information regarding getting waxed in Europe?
(I’ll be visiting Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland..)

 
I run a private waxing clinic, PM for pricing info

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I practicaly live in leggings.
Where in leggings? Do people wear shrots over there?

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Shorts will give you away as a tourist.  Lightweight Skirts or dresses in dark nuetrals work best, and they can layer over leggings.  On my most recent trip I saw leggings everywhere, so you’ll be fine if you wear them. 


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I don’t know if someone brought this up ( this has gotten a bit long to read through the whole thing ) but I make sure I wont have bangs when I travel as my bangs curl and I always have to straighten them and don’t really want to bother when travelling. I don’t mind not straightening the rest of my hair so as long as I don’t have bangs my hair’s pretty easy to control.   

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I know we ladies have to look good in some place else. But always remember the golden rule in traveling – PACK LIGHT. I hope you know how to fit the glamour inside your bag. For me, glamour equals confidence.

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Ugh I really, really hate to ask this but I’ve searched around the internet and can’t find much help. Everytime I go to Europe (especially france), I seem to get constipated. I think it’s probably from sharing a hotel room and bathroom with family and friends, and the french food (bread, cheese, and butter!) and time change sure don’t help move things along. I know the basics- drink alot of water, eat as much fiber and vegetables as possible… but I need to make sure it doesn’t happen again. Being sick like that really throws a damper on a trip to paris. Does anyone have any experience or suggestions that would help? I’m bringing citrucel fiber pills, a stimulant laxative/stool softener combo pill, ducolax suppositories(unfortunately i’ve had to resort to these my past two trips— not fun!!), and senna herbal tea. I’m a little concerned about bringing these through french customs but i guess they’re not exactly illegal or anything. Please help! One more thing—is it safe to drink the water out of the faucet in france as i do at home?
Thanks in advance, and sorry for the awkwardness.

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I was just in Italy, specifically Sicily three months ago.
I did not see one person wearing high heeled shoes, this was in the commercial section of Italy anyhow, if you are traveling here for pleasure they would make you look like a fool. However, if you were going for business I think you would look just dandy in some spiffy heels!
Good luck Dolly!

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Ugh I really, really hate to ask this but I’ve searched around the internet and can’t find much help. Everytime I go to Europe (especially france), I seem to get constipated. I think it’s probably from sharing a hotel room and bathroom with family and friends, and the french food (bread, cheese, and butter!) and time change sure don’t help move things along. I know the basics- drink alot of water, eat as much fiber and vegetables as possible… but I need to make sure it doesn’t happen again. Being sick like that really throws a damper on a trip to paris. Does anyone have any experience or suggestions that would help? I’m bringing citrucel fiber pills, a stimulant laxative/stool softener combo pill, ducolax suppositories(unfortunately i’ve had to resort to these my past two trips— not fun!!), and senna herbal tea. I’m a little concerned about bringing these through french customs but i guess they’re not exactly illegal or anything. Please help! One more thing—is it safe to drink the water out of the faucet in france as i do at home?
Thanks in advance, and sorry for the awkwardness.

Hmmm—I sometimes will have the opposite problem, but I know that constipation happens to a lot of travelers. It sounds like you are doing all the right things. Eating prunes or something like that should help—strong coffee might help move things along. The water in France is certainly safe to drink. (But for me, sometimes the change in water briefly weirds out my stomach.)

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i read all these posts on shoes to wear to certain places, especially clubbing. the only thing is, i’m extremely tall and i’m not quite confident enough about it to wear heels. what kind of shoes should i wear instead?

and wow, i just spent like an hour reading all of those tips. very helpful information!!!

oh and another question is, say you’re swimming at a beach or what not, where do you keep your passport, money, etc?

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i found these things…

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on the magellan website and they seemed like they would be pretty handy. There is shampoo, conditioner, soap and even shaving soap and they have fifty washes in them. Anyone used them before?

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kenzie if you have some cute dressy flats, those would work well (and take up less room in your bag!)
I want to know exactly where to put my passport and stuff at the beach too! I was in France last summer and my friend and I wanted to go to Nice for a weekend but my mom basically freaked out, saying, WHERE WOULD YOU PUT YOUR PASSPORT YOU NEED IT ON YOU AT ALLLLL TIMMMMMES so we didn’t go Frown
Would it be safe to lock up all your stuff (except what you are taking to the beach, like towel, sunscreen, etc) at your hostel for the day instead of having it on your person at all times? I can’t imagine where you would keep it if you went in the water…

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oh no the quote didn’t work i’ll try to resend the link because they seem like they’d be very useful.

and if that didn’t work here is it agian haha

http://www.magellans…

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Europe is in general very secure. But if everybody sees at 100 yards that you are an american tourist, it is a little bit less secure. If you wear more or less the same clothes ass the locals, you won’t have any problems.

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Hey I found this on the TravelSmith website, it’s a little waterproof case that comes with a carabiner attached to it so you could hang it on a lanyard or something while you were in the water at the beach. I think it is probably big enough at least to put your passport and room key in it. just something nifty I stumbled upon! It’s cheap too only about $7.

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Great thread for the ladies! One question that may have been answered someplace already but what size and type of suitcase/backpack do women travel with? This will be my first trip that I won’t be using my family’s house as “home base” so it’s all coming with me!!

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Pills you could use include docusate sodium, which is a stool softener (keeps water in bowels, instead of being reabsorbed) and you take one pill everyday (don’t worry, you won’t get diarrhea). You could also try using Senna (SENOKOT), which is a a GENTLE laxative. Take it at bedtime after 2 days of no bowel movement, and you should have one the next morning/day. Some other effective laxatives are prune juice, lactulose and milk of magnesia.
Hope that helps =) Not just for girls, but guys too!

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Ugh I really, really hate to ask this but I’ve searched around the internet and can’t find much help. Everytime I go to Europe (especially france), I seem to get constipated. I think it’s probably from sharing a hotel room and bathroom with family and friends, and the french food (bread, cheese, and butter!) and time change sure don’t help move things along. I know the basics- drink alot of water, eat as much fiber and vegetables as possible… but I need to make sure it doesn’t happen again. Being sick like that really throws a damper on a trip to paris. Does anyone have any experience or suggestions that would help? I’m bringing citrucel fiber pills, a stimulant laxative/stool softener combo pill, ducolax suppositories(unfortunately i’ve had to resort to these my past two trips— not fun!!), and senna herbal tea. I’m a little concerned about bringing these through french customs but i guess they’re not exactly illegal or anything. Please help! One more thing—is it safe to drink the water out of the faucet in france as i do at home? Thanks in advance, and sorry for the awkwardness.
Hmmm—I sometimes will have the opposite problem, but I know that constipation happens to a lot of travelers. It sounds like you are doing all the right things. Eating prunes or something like that should help—strong coffee might help move things along. The water in France is certainly safe to drink. (But for me, sometimes the change in water briefly weirds out my stomach.)
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IF I BUY A STRAIGHTENER IN PARIS, WILL IT WORK IN THE UNITED STATES?
THANKS A BUNCHES
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(GREAT THREAD!!!)

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hi, um i was on pupa.com or whatever the exact website it. i was wondering if you could tell me the exact locations of where pupa is sold in europe? and online it doesnt say how much something is and it wont give me a price…im a little frusterated about that but ne way….i saw the BEAUTY BIJOUX RUBY makeup kit and i had to have it!
i am really really happy that u posted this link!
i am a makeup freak and a purse freak so this killed two birds with one stone!
thanks a billion
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p.s. what is a duty free store?

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hey,
my opinion on the straightner/curler issue is that you should pack whatever will make you feel comfortable and happy. we all know us girls images are very important and very much so influence our mood and how we feel. if we’re sub-conscience about our hair or not having any make-up on it makes you with draw and be less confident. and that equals not having as good of a time soooo…don’t worry what anyone thinks, do what makes you feel comfortable!

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I would have to say you have the glamor factor down to a T. As long as all those sample providers don’t cotton on to the fact that a whole world of people are now out there getting “freebies” to take with them on their budget trips things will be ok for the rest of us. Sounds like you had a great system in place though. It has been a while since I was a “budget” traveler but I think some of your ideas can be transferred into a normal travel system as well. Less packing and repacking! Thanks for the info.
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Is this a girls only conversation?? Guys have definitely got life much easier with not having to pack much at all. Asian people have it even better many of them don’t even have to shave!!

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I have not been on a Europe trip before however i have traveled many places and am also a hairstylist at an AVEDA salon. The best product to bring on a trip is called AVEDA Sun care Hair/Body wash. Its in a bright orange bottle, and it smells citrusy. It works as a shampoo, conditioner, body wash/soap and a shaving cream. I have hair thats touching my shoulders and I don’t need a conditioner because its very moisturizing. Its also a sun protector, a clarifier and its safe for colored hair. Its bio-degradable so if your camping you can use it safely in a river or lake. It only come is an 8 oz size but i just put it in a little travel bottle. Its highly concentrated so it doesn’t take much.

I don’t know if that helps but it cuts way down on what I have to pack.

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omg thats so brilliant thanks for suggesting it!! i just have a few questions like where can you buy it, how much is it and will it last for a 30 day trip?
thanks so much
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If you go to Aveda.com and put your zip code in, it will tell you the closest store from you. Or shopaveda.com you can get it online. I thinks its $20 for an 8oz bottle, which isnt that much when you think how many things its for. I think an 8 oz bottle would last definilty the 32 days you’ll be gone.

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oh thats good! i will definatley look into this! thanks so much!!
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I am leaving from los angeles, ca with $6000 for 32 days
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I am leaving from Fresno, Ca with $900 for 12 days
London, Amsterdam, Paris
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-Sammi and Mona
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i just thought i should bump this thread!!!

I am leaving from los angeles, ca with $6000 for 32 days
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I am leaving from Fresno, Ca with $900 for 12 days
London, Amsterdam, Paris
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-Sammi and Mona
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Trojan Girl?! LOL Definitelly a valuable article. I have not thought of some of these items.
I just ran into New York limo & New York prom Limousine while traveling.

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I too collect samples – ideal for travelling. Small bottles of what normally only comes in big bottles. Much easier to pack and lighter to transport. My man is amazed at how much I take away but how little space it all takes.
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Any suggestions on what clothing to pack for a trip to France, Germany, and Italy in October?

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what a great thread for a vain lady like myself

I will be travelling to Vienna, Salzburg, Zagreb and Budapest in late may – early june 2010. this will be my first time in Europe so I am not very sure about how to dress and what the weather will be like. i’m from a country that’s hot all year round.

I’ve been told the temperature during those months will be approximately 14 – 20 degrees?

is it alright to wear tunics / dresses with stockings, with a jacket for colder days and a cardigan for warmer days? what about footwear? will boots be better than flat pumps?

I am traveling for 13 days
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Thanks for the post. Keep the great work.

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chrissiekoh wrote:
what a great thread for a vain lady like myself

I will be travelling to Vienna, Salzburg, Zagreb and Budapest in late may – early june 2010. this will be my first time in Europe so I am not very sure about how to dress and what the weather will be like. i’m from a country that’s hot all year round.

I’ve been told the temperature during those months will be approximately 14 – 20 degrees?

is it alright to wear tunics / dresses with stockings, with a jacket for colder days and a cardigan for warmer days? what about footwear? will boots be better than flat pumps?

Yes, it’s good to bring layers as the weather is very unpredictable. I mean, you can have cooler and rainy days where you wished you had a big comfy sweater and jeans, or you can have warm and sunny days where less clothing will be required. June should be pretty warm though. As for shoes, this is very tricky (I still have not really mastered this). During the day, I assume you will be walking, so wear sneakers or sport sandals (like Teva or Chaco). It’s not very good for you to wear flip-flops walking everyday as eventually your arches will hurt and you can get wear on your skin from the straps. So, during the day, go flat with arch support. At night, well, I assume you will be in bars/pubs/clubs and out to dinner etc. SO you will need a nice pair of shoes. I always take black since it goes with everything. Heels is a matter if preference. I personally NEED to wear heels/wedges because I am so short and I like the extra confidence a heel can give, plus all my jeans are hemmed long so I can’t “just bring” flats. It does SUCK traveling with heels though, they take up lots of room and get VERY damaged. That is another thing to consider—damage. Many of the places you mentioned have cobblestone streets and 1) it takes getting used to to walk on in hells, and 2) your heels will get dents and dings, etc. I always destroy my shoes, especially during a night of alcohol consumption and dancing… ANd, also, I suggest something with an ankle-strap so you don’t fall out when wobbling around the stones. Happy planning!

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How dare you insult our coffee!

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That last post was for the girl who said American girls are hicks. Not us chicks from NY!

I have a question about backpacks… any good recommendations for one that can carry up to 45lbs comfortably?

I’m sad not to bring my straightener and heels, but luckily my hair dries curly and I am not an avid clubber.

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Bump! Lots of great information.

I bought a lightweight Patagonia jacket that fits into a small square bag. It may wind up being worthless, but as a San Franciscan its ingrained in me to ALWAYS bring a jacket.

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