We're taking part of the Traveling Brown Girls Blog Carnival. My sister and I are excited to participate, and even though we are novice travelers compared to our counterparts, thought we'll add a few cents in on the topic at hand.
#1 Packing at the last minute- We are complete opposites on this matter. Rhonda packs days in advance, and I (Sharee) am the procrastinator of this dynamic twin duo. I often can't sleep the night before a flight, so I find myself packing....and still forgetting something. This causes us to rush, and often I find myself spending extra money at the destination purchasing something I left at home.
#2 Airport security check-point- Rhonda often finds herself with her laptop as a carry-on, and it has slowed us down through the airport security check-in process. All the while, I find myself breezing through and waiting on my sister. Except the time I had an extra large toothpaste. Instead of my normal travel size, I bought a 25% bonus toothpaste, and had to throw it away at the security check-point...sigh.
#3 Anxious to get day started- Often times when we travel together, we are anxious to start the day. However, when we are with other people, family or friends, it is not a priority to them. We find that early bird catches the worm, or in some cases, the early train.
#4 Sleeping in- to piggy back on #3, the purpose of travel is to explore not sleep in. You can sleep at home. Enough said!!
#5 Patronizing familiar establishments- Whether traveling domestic or international, we like to seek out restaurants or shopping districts that differ from what we are familiar with. Eating at Popeye's or McDonald's or shopping at Macy's isn't on our travel game plan. We like to find new places that we are unfamiliar with, and distinct to that destination.
Rhonda & Sharee Washington