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

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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 in Mexico.

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.

  • Sharni Mitchell Bullock
    January 15, 2017

    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 🙂

  • Coleen
    January 14, 2017

    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
      Coleen
      January 14, 2017

      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. 🙂

  • adventuresfromelle
    January 14, 2017

    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
      adventuresfromelle
      January 14, 2017

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

  • Nicole Lowe
    January 13, 2017

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

  • Maxine Francis
    January 13, 2017

    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
      Maxine Francis
      January 13, 2017

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

    • Shea Powell
      Maxine Francis
      January 14, 2017

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

  • Marcel
    January 13, 2017

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

    • Shea Powell
      Marcel
      January 13, 2017

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

  • Nicholas Bailey
    January 13, 2017

    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!

    • Shea Powell
      Nicholas Bailey
      January 13, 2017

      Thanks so much Nicholas! 🙂

  • Micheal Whittlemore
    January 13, 2017

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

  • Yanique
    January 13, 2017

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

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