Throwback Thursday:10 Things I Miss Most When Traveling

I love camping and getting away from our busy life, but some things are always nice to come back home to…

  1. My bed.
    I always, always, always miss our bed when we travel, don’t you? (Maybe this means I’m getting old). We have an old king frame and mattress with a memory foam pad on top. It’s nothing fancy, but boy is it cozy.
  2. My shower. I’m 5’10 and I like the height of the shower head to be taller then I am. It should be a standard thing, the height of a shower head, but it’s not. Sometimes traveling I feel like the shower head is for someone that’s 5’6 and I sort of have to squat down in the shower to rinse my hair. My other issue is water pressure. Sometimes I’ve stayed in places where the water literally trickle out. You can hardly rinse the soap off your skin let alone get it out of your hair.
  3. My tv. I don’t watch tv often, but I do love it just the same. I feel a bit guilty for saying it. I usually always prefer to be writing or reading, but when I’m exhausted from unpacking, I just want to zone out. I love it.
  4. WiFi. I love it and hate it at the same time. I love disconnecting from the world, but we all have our online fixes.
  5. My grocery store. I like being able to go and get my usual things and also know where to find them. When we’re traveling everything costs so much more and that’s if we can find what we want.
  6. My backyard. It’s just about time to plant my garden again, and once it’s planted it is my favorite place to be. Hopefully everything survived the winter.
  7. Mom and Dad alone time. We love family trips, but usually we are sleeping in super close quarters like a small hotel room or our tent trailer, with both boys and 2 doggies. I miss our time.
  8. My comfy chair. Whether we’re camping or in a hotel, not many chairs can compete with our reclining couch. I’m pretty sure this ages me too. Again, it’s not expensive or in that great of shape, it’s just my cozy spot.  
  9. My favorite mug. Does anyone have one special coffee mug you use every single day? Maybe I’m weird about this one…
  10. Familiarity. Their is just something to be said for being in your own dirt. Feeling at home. 🏡 Even the dogs are more at ease, being home after a week away.


Thanks for reading my top 10 list and showing interest in our family blog. What do you miss most when traveling?

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  1. I have to agree with all on your list except the height of the shower — I’m vertically challenged 🙂 so have never even thought about it, but yeah, that would be irritating! I sold my home and travel full time … I can’t sleep if I’m not in my own bed and I did my best to duplicate what I had in the house, and of course my fav mug came with me. TV I watch on my Kindle and with Amazon Prime or a Netflix account I can download movies/TV and watch offline when internet is not available. Thanks for posting your top ten! Love it.

    • Awesome! I now take my mug camping too! And I love my iPad and Kindle when I am camping! So wish we were full timers too! 💗We have a leased site on the Oregon Coast so we will be making it as homey as possible, but would love to travel more…

  2. Such a great list! It’s so true–there is just something so comforting about being in your own home. 🙂
    The shower part made me chuckle…though I’m an “average” 5’5″, my boyfriend is 6’4″ and always has to contort his body to clean off. Someday, I’m going to buy the man a ceiling-mounted showerhead haha!

    • Hahaha… I am 5’10, I couldn’t imagine how annoying shower heads are for someone 6’4! Thank you!😊

  3. If we are actually traveling and not camping I would have to say I miss Alice, my dog. She is over a hundred pounds and scared of everything. We could never fly with her because she would have to go in the hold and that would scare her to death. Now there are the twins. They are the only grandchildren that live close to us and the youngest too. I do miss our bed and our reclining couch too. Wifi is nice but if I don’t have it, OH Well. A lot of places we camp in Alaska I don’t even get phone service which I don’t miss either.

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