Traveling, while awesomely-life-changingly-brilliant, can be a pain in the ass.
You have to trek to airports, through airports, onto a long (boring) flight, through another airport to see if they've managed to bring your bags along and then on again.
All you have to save you from losing your mind out there, is your hand luggage.
One little bag filled with everything you need to swap one world for another.
With the perfect hand luggage you are invincible.
Airport miles out of town? Sat next to a wailing baby? Smudged makeup? Strip lighting?
Nope, nope, nope, not an issue if you have your superpack of goodies stowed safely in that locker overhead.
I've traveled a lot this year and would have lost my mind if it wasn't for mine. So when deciding what I should rustle up for my big summer giveaway, the choice was pretty clear.
I'm going to give away some of my favourite can't-live-without traveling goodies.
Let's get down to it, shall we?
Goodie #1: I know you guys loved the Aspinal bag I took to Paris, so thought you should probably have one of your own too.
Aspinal have just opened their first airport store in Gatwick ad The Marylebone Tote is the ultimate travel bag. Classic black leather with its beautiful little gold logo & Swiss made hardware. The inside is lined in deep red silk & brimming with lots of travel-friendly pockets.
There's even a padded area just waiting to cuddle your iPad on the journey.
and decide whether you'd like it engraved with your initials (I think you should).
I usually find headphones get painful after a while but these sit over your ears with super soft leather so you listen to hours of music and not feel a thing. Unbelievable sound quality, too. Just the thing for an airport during school holidays or a long, turbulent flight. The winner of these badboys can choose between black or cream leather and this explains them better than I ever could. Goodie #3is a whole stack of loveliness from Benefit. Perfectly proportioned little on-the-go beauty boxes so you can slip into the loo before you land, spruce yourself up and roll into the airport looking a million bucks. There are 3 different boxes...
Goodie #4 is a travel must have in my book. A personalised place to keep your notes from Noble Macmillan. Keep track of your ideas, plans and experiences while you're away.
Right, now Goodie #5 is one of my personal favourites. Uber(that private car company I'm always going on about) has launched a new service. You can use the same fancypants app but save yourself a pretty penny. Their "UberX" cars are 30% cheaper than black cabs and pretty damn snazzy too. And this is a goodie I can give to every single Londoner who fancies trying it. Download Uber from the app store. Pop "RosieX" into the promo section and you'll get a free £20 ride, baby! Dreamy if you want to get to the airport in style. (Sorry it only works in London, I did try to get other cities too.)
To make it as fair as possible, each little bit will go to different people. 1 person gets the bag. 1 person gets the headphones. 3 people get the makeup boxes. 1 person gets the personalised notebook. Squillions of you can have free UberX rides! To enter... I want to hear about your dream trip. Write me a note in the comments below telling me all about your perfect holiday, where it is, what it's like and who you'd go with. You can even upload your wanderlust pics to my Facebook and tell me over there for added brownie points. The winners will be chosen on September 1st. If you have a preference on goodies, please let me know in your comment, I don't want to send a fabulous handbag to a boy who only desperately wanted a pair of headphones! Don't forget to leave a way for me to get in touch. Good luck & happy wanderlusting...