Traveling Pants

August 4, 2011

Hi from many feet above Kansas!!

GOGO Internet makes me so happy. Although my netbook battery does not! I’m already halfway through it and we have so many hours left. I’m also kind of claustrophobic over here in the window seat, and my back needs lumbar support! I’m kind of sickly feeling from not moving.

Just got delivered a bubbly club soda though – hope that helps!

One of my major goals in life is to be an organized and most importantly concise traveler. Now that I have a wheeled bag, that helps a ton. I’m no longer lugging things around (esp. since I travel with a giant camera and laptop at all times). My tote today gets an A- for organization!

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Electronics pouch, computer, camera, book in the back

Make up bag with essentials, snack bag and water bottle in the front

Wallet, phone, boarding pass in the zip front

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Also, my shirt, sweater and wallet match!!

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Here are all of the snacks I packed for my trip

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Karen took me by Whole Foods on the way to the airport. I got a smallish salad to have for lunch. My plane from Cville to Philly was TINY and I just couldn’t get my camera out to photograph it, but you all know what a Whole Foods salad looks like! Highlight was coconut curry tofu cubes!

I found this in Philly along with a spotty internet connection and four BlogHers!!

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I mixed the yogurt with some of my dried fruit + raw granola from my snack bag

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I overheard two girls saying the B-word (blog) and went over to introduce myself. The best part of BlogHer is meeting so many people who "get" the blog world. Instant friends.

I’ve got a sandwich to have for dinner later – cucumbers, mashed black beans, Pumpkin Chipotle pesto

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And fruits if I need one for dessert

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Upon my arrival sweet Tammy is picking me up from the airport and then I’m meeting more KERF friends for a waterfront walk! Oh, and perhaps my first taste of Pinkberry!?

Hoping to push Publish and close my eyes and when I open them I’m there…

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1 Stephanie August 4, 2011 at 5:30 pm

I don’t care how many frozen yogurt shops there are in the world, Pinkberry will always be worth the 4 hour drive for me.

Hopefully you do get a taste; it’s life changing.


2 Kelsey B. August 4, 2011 at 10:17 pm

Omg! I work at one of the Pinkberry locations in San Diego! I think I’d faint if you came in, though, haha. You’re one of my blogging idols. :]
And, I work tomorrow! If you arrive before 4pm tomorrow, you should definitely come on down to the Pinkberry in Hillcrest. The yogurt is definitelyyy worth checking out; the plain tart is amazing. (Gosh, could I sound like anymore of an enthusiastic employee? Ugh, haha)
Regardless, I hope you enjoy San Diego! I know I love this city a lot.


3 KathEats August 5, 2011 at 12:26 am

haha – we were at the one downtown near the Marriott. I don’t think Hillcrest is walking distance?


4 Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance August 4, 2011 at 5:31 pm

Airplane internet is phenomenal. 😀 Lovin the oats in a pack that you packed


5 Lauri ( August 4, 2011 at 5:33 pm

Have a fun trip!!! I wish I was able to go… Maybe one year :)


6 Amy* August 4, 2011 at 5:39 pm

I love the purpleness of your ensemble! Happy travels!*


7 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) August 4, 2011 at 5:40 pm

I’m normally not a Pinkberry fan, but they have a salted caramel flavor that I’ve been dying to try! You should go to Yogurtland- it’s the best!


8 Melanie August 4, 2011 at 5:48 pm

Just had Pinkberry for the first time last week and already made a trip back!! Too bad it’s 45 min trip from my side of Atlanta!! Can’t wait to enjoy your trip with you!! LOVE…LOVE..LOVE your blog and whole bakery story!!


9 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga August 4, 2011 at 5:57 pm

Can’t wait to see you!

Text or call if you need anything. I’ll be right around the corner at another blogger event. Busy day for me!

And I flew home last night from my photography/blogger conference and there’s no free wifi on Southwest, I am ALWAYS sandwiched in the middle seat no matter what, someone is always invading my space, the armrest, snoring in my ear, or jabbering in it…traveling. Glamorous, right?



10 Donna @ Life of a Happy Blonde August 4, 2011 at 5:58 pm

Love the matching tops :)
Have a blast and defintely get some pinkberry!


11 Shayla @ The Good Life August 4, 2011 at 6:00 pm

Have a fun trip! You will looove Pinkberry! So excited for you to try it…and if they have salted caramel definitely get that, it’s delish! :)


12 Sana August 4, 2011 at 6:00 pm

Hahha the “B” word!


13 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen August 4, 2011 at 6:01 pm

I’m on a flight using GoGo right now too, currently over Lake Michigan flying home from Seattle. Are you on Delta? It’s free this month from a Diet Coke sponorship and that totally made my trip :)
Enjoy the pinkberry, jealous!


14 KathEats August 4, 2011 at 6:03 pm

OMG – waving through the clouds!!!!!

Lucky you on Delta – eat some Biscoff for me!!


15 Baking N Books August 4, 2011 at 9:28 pm

“Waving through the clouds” – what a cute (and happy) image :)

I haven’t been on a plane forever. I’d love to kick back with a movie and airplane food – yep, I don’t care what it is – just to be up and going anywhere but here!

I love that purple bag.


16 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) August 4, 2011 at 6:01 pm

I went to BlogHer Food and it felt so good to feel normal about saying the word blog out loud. Have fun Kath.


17 rumfunandsun August 4, 2011 at 6:03 pm

You are much more prepared and organized than I am!


18 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) August 4, 2011 at 6:14 pm

Sounds like the trip is going well so far! Glad you are organized and meeting new blogger buddies!!

Looking forward to the pics. :)


19 Sweet and Savvy August 4, 2011 at 6:19 pm

I just packed for a trip, my snacks looked similar!!


20 Chloe (In Fine Feather) August 4, 2011 at 6:21 pm

Plane rides almost always make me feel that sickly feeling – I know where you’re coming from. Club soda definitely helps me so I hope it helps you too!


21 Holly @ The Runny Egg August 4, 2011 at 6:21 pm

I hope you got there safe and sound!


22 Lorin August 4, 2011 at 6:39 pm

Can’t wait to meet you and other bloggers/readers tonight!


23 Kiran @ August 4, 2011 at 6:43 pm

Have fun Kath, Pinkberrry is surely delish! I love it when there’s wifi on flight. It should be norm in all airlines 😀


24 Molly @ RDexposed August 4, 2011 at 6:44 pm

I love the interior fabric of your bag. Those little touches make all the difference in the world!


25 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes August 4, 2011 at 6:45 pm

I have been wanting to try Pinkberry for ages! Have fun :)


26 Lauren August 4, 2011 at 6:48 pm

Love being an organized traveler as well. Big bags are so useful for traveling like this. Hope you arrive safe and sound and well rested. Have fun!


27 [email protected] August 4, 2011 at 6:50 pm

Have a fun and safe trip!!


28 Cait's Plate August 4, 2011 at 6:50 pm

I’d say you get more than an A- for organization! You should see my bag when I travel. I would love to be a minimalist but there are just way too many things for me to bring – you make it look easy.

I had a sandwich for dinner also – it’s a perfect traveling meal.

Safe travels and hopefully you do get that Pinkberry – I’ve actually never had it either come to think of it…


29 Lauren @ HeyLo August 4, 2011 at 6:52 pm

woo! coming to my side of town! I second yogurt land!Also, I did try the salted caramel pinkberry flavor and loved it :) The weather is beautiful too! Have fun


30 Sara August 4, 2011 at 6:56 pm

My daughter and I always take our own food when we travel – even if it is just a day trip. Seems to be a common denominator with a certain type of food community.


31 Sophie August 4, 2011 at 7:05 pm

I can’t wait to hear about your 1st trip to Pinkberry. “Knowing” you from your blog, I’d suggest you try the original flavor with fruit/chocolate on top. The original is tangy-er and less sweet than the other flavors. And you don’t strike me as a super-sweet kind of gal (as far as your tastebuds go!!. You are obviously quite sweet personality-wise!!).

Pinkberry came to Harvard Square (where I work) this spring. A happy day for me!!


32 KathEats August 5, 2011 at 12:28 am

I liked the tart, but the caramel enticed me!!


33 Hannah August 4, 2011 at 7:06 pm

Oh, what wonderful road-trip food! Just needs some chocolate 😀


34 Paige August 4, 2011 at 7:09 pm

I think you’re probably the most organized person I know! It’s pretty awesome.
However, I will never began organized traveler. But that’s ok with me! I thrive on the chaos and spontaneity of traveling I guess :)


35 Namaste Gurl August 4, 2011 at 7:16 pm

Hope you have safe travels to CA! :) Wish you would come visit me in Santa Cruz, hehe.
The one thing I absolutely despise about traveling: the food part. Yuck. I hate reverting to bars and nuts for meals.


36 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin August 4, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Have a fun time! I’ve never been to a blogging event, but it must be so fun to talk with other people who understand the blog world!


37 kaila @ healthyhelper August 4, 2011 at 7:51 pm

Snacks are always my favorite thing to pack for a trip! Looks like ya got some good stuff!


38 Carly @ YourWayMyWay August 4, 2011 at 7:56 pm

You are the best organizer!! I love your bag and your wallet! Can I ask where you got them from…I would love to copy!


39 KathEats August 5, 2011 at 12:28 am

The bag is Target and the wallet is TJ Maxx!


40 Mary @ Bites and Bliss August 4, 2011 at 8:25 pm

Safe travels!! Love the matching outfit, too. I’m never that cute when traveling..I pretty much look like I just rolled out of bed the entire time.


41 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey August 4, 2011 at 8:29 pm

I loved your post title because i just read the book SIsterhood Everlasting, which is the ending of the Traveling Pants series! :)


42 Margo @ peanut butter trees August 4, 2011 at 8:38 pm

Hope the rest of the flight went well! Long flights are always a bit tough to get through, even with lots of snacks and entertainment on the computer!


43 Ali @ Peaches and Football August 4, 2011 at 8:50 pm

I don’t know… I’d give that purse an A+ for organization. I could use some more organization myself. Lack of time means a chaotic mess with stuff quickly thrown in random pockets and pouches.

enjoy your trip – I hope you have a great time!


44 Jillian August 4, 2011 at 8:54 pm

So funny- for some reason, I thought that was your *leg* at first glance in that pic, and suddenly I was all “ohhhh, *that’s* what the title is about…what happened to Kath’s PANTS?!”
Duh :p


45 Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me August 4, 2011 at 9:08 pm

Your tote is super organized. Love the snacks you brought too!


46 Sof August 4, 2011 at 9:12 pm

Hi Kath,

Random question–What kind of netbook do you have? Do you like it? I have a blog too and want to start writing a book, so I just went to buy a new computer (mine broke, so I currently share one with my boyfriend). I was set on a netbook, after all, I just needed word on it. But, then I was convinced to pay a “little extra” to get an HP (regular) laptop.

But, I am still not convinced…it’s still in the box. Suggestions? Is a netbook too basic?

Thanks and have a great time!


47 KathEats August 5, 2011 at 12:29 am

I have a HP netbook and LOVE it. It’s not the fastest but the portability is GREAT. Mine is from Costco and was about $320 two years ago


48 Katy @ notjustacarnivore August 4, 2011 at 9:25 pm

If this is an A-, what in the world does an A+ bag look like?

Enjoy BlogHer! Can’t wait to read about it!


49 Katie August 4, 2011 at 9:48 pm

You are much more organized than I am when traveling! I need to take some tips from you :)

I hope you get to visit Pinkberry! I love it! We finally just got one here in Chicago.


50 Alaina August 4, 2011 at 10:38 pm

I have never had Pinkberry either! They just opened one near my apartment. I’ll have to see what all the rage is about. :-)


51 Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner August 4, 2011 at 11:25 pm

Justin’s Almond Butter!!! Almond Butter is my favorite!


52 lynn @ the actor's diet August 4, 2011 at 11:34 pm

blogging from the plane is so my fave thing to when traveling cross country! but it does eat up a lot of juice (that’s why i LOVE virgin!)


53 Meredith August 4, 2011 at 11:36 pm

Haha! I have soooo been on that “tiny” plane from Cville to Philly :) Hope you wake up and you’re there! I get too excited at the beginning of a trip and can never sleep on the plane. Have so much fun in Cali at the conference!


54 Khushboo August 4, 2011 at 11:47 pm

1st taste of Pinkberry???? Boy am I excited for you!


55 Christine (The Raw Project) August 4, 2011 at 11:59 pm

Awesome organization for traveling, I’m still getting used to traveling with a huge camera. Great snack pack. Can’t wait to hear more about the trip!


56 Lexi @ A Spoonful of Sunshine August 5, 2011 at 12:11 am

Mmmm I love packing snack bags for trips. It makes me feel like a champ once I see airlines charging $9 for salted nuts and the tiniest hunk of cheese EVER. Haha okay, maybe I’m easily excited :)


57 Aine @ Something to Chew Over August 5, 2011 at 3:41 am

Safe trip!


58 Linda August 5, 2011 at 7:35 am

Where did you get that packet of almond butter? It looks great for traveling.


59 Cathy August 5, 2011 at 11:34 am

Wal Mart sells packets of almond butter. So does whole foods. Hope this helps.


60 Jenna Z August 5, 2011 at 10:41 am

I also love the title of your post! It made me laugh because my dog’s registered name is Sullivan’s Travellin Pants! :)


61 Angel7 August 5, 2011 at 2:29 pm

I have always wanted to go to Pinkberry!


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