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What quirky thing do you always pack when you go on vacation?

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Here’s mine...

I love BBQ. It can be steak, fish or pork.

But, I gotta put on my Beloved HP SAUCE.

yep, not A1...It’s gotta be HP.

To date, I have never found it at a US grocery store. In Canada, it’s everywhere.

So, I pack a fresh bottle whenever I go on vacation. Sometimes I pack 2 bottles to make sure I don’t run out.

Funny, I always get funny looks when I go into a Steak house and pull out HP for my steak.

So, what special item do you pack because it’s hard to get everywhere?

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My wife used to do the same thing with a local butchers steak seasoning. She pretty much won’t eat a steak without it. :)
 

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My wife used to do the same thing with a local butchers steak seasoning. She pretty much won’t eat a steak without it. :)

Does the butcher offer mail order to Hawaii?


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Mine is a Swiss Army Knife. I have this romanticized idea that my car will break down driving to TS, but I used the Swiss Army Knife to save my life.
 

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Mine is a Swiss Army Knife. I have this romanticized idea that my car will break down driving to TS, but I used the Swiss Army Knife to save my life.

Ha ha ha.

I used to have a Swiss Army knife. Then, I stupidly placed my keys with the knife on my carry on bag in Vancouver and went through Security. The result...I lost my knife and got a good scolding from the Customs guy.

I haven’t packed it again. I suppose it’s ok if you put it in checked in luggage....

Geez, I can be dumb sometimes.


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I always like to bring my pillow. I often bring a soft top sheet and a soft sofa blanket. We also bring Old Bay Spice and Montreal steak seasoning.
 

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I make my own BBQ rub that travels with us as well as a sharp knife (in checked bag, of course) I have a knife sharpener if we are just flying with carry-ons.
 

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DW would probably say that with me along, she already has more than enough quirkiness, thank you..
 

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[deleted] - sorry. That was more kinky than quirky.
 

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On my latest trip, I packed something that I had never packed before and it is certainly quirky: 5 trays of succulent "offsets" or "plantlets" that I potted a month ago and which I'm trying to root. I was afraid that the plantlets would not survive a week at home with no water. Because this was a "drive to" vacation, I just put them in the back seat of the car to transport them.

I wonder if I could call these plants "service plants" or are they more of "emotional support" plants? ;)
 

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A Sharpie. Super handy.

I bring one as well! Also a roll of scotch tape. That comes in handy to stop the dreaded parking passes from blowing away when we drive around (Florida) with the windows down. I also have a stack of Post-it notes packed. They are handy to leave notes for ourselves or maintenance staff.


~Diane
 

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Just my memory foam contour pillow. I put it inside of a compression bag (https://www.amazon.com/Travelon-Spa...9Z7FC8N3J8M&psc=1&refRID=0Y9Z4877T9Z7FC8N3J8M and it either travels in my suitcase or my day pack. It's been all over the world. I just managed to find an acceptable replacement as my original pillows (I started with four pillows bought from Overstock about 10 years ago) have probably been folded in half a few too many times and are starting to lose their shape. I literally can't sleep without it. Believe me, I've tried.
 

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Both a magnetic hook and suction cup hook....for robe, hat, wet stuff, etc.
 

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My Leatherman Tool has traveled around the World with me. Patti likes to take her pillow. It is a very old feather stuffed pillow. Many times she will several kitchen knives. If it is a drive to location she has two Cabela's green lock boxes. One has kitchen tools and one has spices, etc.
 

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A night light for the bathroom.
 

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"Makin Bacon" micro wave bacon rack...Makes bacon the way u want it..No splatter, ez clean up..Never leave home without it. $12.99 on Amazon

FYI...I like it crispy
 
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I used to bring my own wine glasses and corkscrew, but after breaking a couple of stems, just bring my own waiters type corkscrew. At home I use a lever pull which is quicker and efficient, but doesn't pack as well.
 

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2 twin tempurpedic toppers for the king size bed...when driving, not flying. The beds are never like mine at home.
 
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