Ever since airlines initiated the overweight bag fee, the suspense on The Biggest Loser has had nothing on us. It doesn't matter if we're traveling for a month or a day; after showing our IDs, the lights dim, the music starts, we hurl our bulging bags with enough outfits to clothe our entire hometown onto the scale, and wait. Since we're allowed 50 lbs of luggage before we're charged a fee, we typically weigh in right around the 49.5. (This is not our first rodeo; we've played this game many-a-time.)
We are the worst kind of traveler. And we know it. But if the plane goes down and we get stranded on an island with our fellow passengers and the lochness monster, suddenly you'll be asking to borrow our face wash too. (Ok, maybe we watched way too much Lost.)
We've read the articles on "packing smart" and we find them preposterous. One jacket worn three ways? What if we spill on day one? It's too much pressure.
And still, with our brother's destination wedding next week, we're trying to cure our ways. Thus, we created a visual wish list of our "Mexico Must-Haves" to streamline our packing for the trip. Sure, the lime green passport holder may not be considered an "essential", but if we get stranded, Jack or Sawyer could always use the leather to cobble protective shoes.