Travels

I’m Off To Mexico: Here’s What’s In My Bag

January 13, 2017

I have recently partnered with Loop as their Digital Media Partner to bring about a series of wanderlust and travel inspiration over the next couple of weeks.

My 2017 adventures are only a few days away with Mexico being first on the list and I couldn’t be any more excited. It will be my third time exploring the country. As a destination preview, I will be sharing, “What’s in My Bag.” This will be my first post of the kind, so, I wasted no time in spilling the contents on the floor to showcase what’s really on the inside…. and what I will be taking along with me.

As a travel blogger, I must make mention that my bag is somewhat like a small portable office space filled with small travel gadgets rather than… you know everyday girly products.

I’m always on the go, so there are certain things I carry around all the time. Like my MacBook Pro, my SkyroamAnywhere you travel wifi-hotspot”‘, and my 1ByOne portable charger pack. I could go on and on…. but I will make mention of the rest below.

Whats’s Really In My Bag?

I try to keep my bag free of receipts, little bits of paper and… well, melted chocolates that I often forget that’s there. However, I do want to admit that taking my laptop around with me all the time, in addition to my earphones and charger cables can result in a tangled mess. Though it does get the job done, nothing beats that.

I think of one my favourite non-electronic items in my bag is my travel journal. It comes in so handy when I am eating out at restaurants or waiting at the airports. I also recently picked up a Kindle Fire, it’s lightweight and convenient. As a solo traveller, I do get a bit of time to read in between waiting times. Also, my kindle is now my favourite new company when dining out alone.

Some Things Are Gifted

A friend of mine gave me a colouring book for Christmas. Okay, maybe you will think this is a little corny but colouring is somewhat like yoga, except for the physical stretches. It is said to be a stress reliever and very therapeutic. It is perfect for my long haul flights (in-flight entertainment), train rides. Currently, I am using it at nights to wind down and cannot wait to take it along with me on my travels.

I love options when it comes on to watches. I recently received these two over the holidays: Daniel Wellington & Shore Projects. Being away from home for extensive about of times; somewhere in my bag, there is an extra.

With just a few days away from my first 2017 adventure, you are sure to find a pair a sunglasses, a BlokRok Sunscreen rub-on and my summer straw hat. (Essential Mexico starter-kit).

Additionally, I’ve been making it a duty to pick up postcards anywhere to I go. This is probably a dated thing to do, but, my family and friends do appreciate a few postcards especially the ones with the customised stamps.  I’ll be sure to pick up a few new ones to write up over dinner or as I go along the journey.

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16 Comments

  • Reply Sharni Mitchell Bullock January 15, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    I am so glad that you will he heading to my beloved MEXICO! Please buy a phone chip as you get there. Your phone will not work there except in wifi. The chip costs about 100 pesos and I would put another 100 pesos on it so that you can have data etc. Have a great time in my second homeland 🙂

  • Reply Coleen January 14, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    I just started reading your blogs and I am excited with each one. I made one of my goals for this year to travel (I am planning for Belize) #excited. Looking forward to what you will share from Mexico

    • Shea Powell
      Reply Shea Powell January 14, 2017 at 6:50 pm

      Thank you so much for checking them out Coleen. I loved Belize! Make it happen this year, I’m sure you will have a good time. Shoot me a message here if you have any questions. 🙂

  • Reply adventuresfromelle January 14, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    Partnering with Loop is amazing!!! Congrats 🙂 Eagerly await ur Mexico posts. Colouring books r for grown ups too, and even if postcards r dated, they’re as sentimental as the art of letter writing is to me. Would love to receive these as gifts

    • Shea Powell
      Reply Shea Powell January 14, 2017 at 6:49 pm

      Thank you so much Rochelle. It is such a sweet gig! Also, I’m loving the colouring books.. they are so much fun! 😀

  • Reply Nicole Lowe January 13, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    Loving the “what’s in your bag” post. I just read it! Your bag is very interesting.

  • Reply Maxine Francis January 13, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    Shea.. The colouring is not corny at all. I’ve heard it was a good thing to do, so happy you’ve mentioned it here.

    • Shea Powell
      Reply Shea Powell January 13, 2017 at 5:21 pm

      Haha! Thanks for letting me know that. I actually really do enjoy doing it.

    • Shea Powell
      Reply Shea Powell January 14, 2017 at 6:51 pm

      Thank you so much Maxine. I was a bit nervous mentioning it… but hey, I think it’s fun. 🙂

  • Reply Marcel January 13, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    I’ve heard alot about the Skyroam hotspot. How well does it work?

    • Shea Powell
      Reply Shea Powell January 13, 2017 at 5:21 pm

      It’s pretty good. I have used it in several different countries and so far..so good.

  • Reply Nicholas Bailey January 13, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    I’ve been to Mexico once… Can’t wait to see your photos on this and you are doubling up with Loop. Thats soooo cool Shea. Blessings from JA!

  • Reply Micheal Whittlemore January 13, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    How do you get all these partnering jobs? I would love to do what you do.

  • Reply Yanique January 13, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    Shea! I can’t wait to see the Mexico photos.. Looking forward to them

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