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Traveling With A Pillow

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Camp Rusty, Jul 7, 2014.

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  1. Camp Rusty

    Camp Rusty Low-Roller

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    ................do you ?

    I have a good friend who flys with her own pillow as her carry on......even internationally.
     
  2. Backagain1

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    No, wish I could though. I bet she sleeps well, I would suggest only that she puts one of those plastic things on it to keep bugs off.
    (Jealous)
     
  3. HoyaHeel

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    Many times, I do. Depends on where I'm going and how light I'm traveling. I have a down travel pillow that squishes pretty small as needed, and I do sleep much better when I have it with me. And when I get home it goes in the wash along with everything else.....
     
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    My wife always takes her pillow. On the flight down she'll scrunch it up against my arm and sleep on the flight and she sleeps well at the hotels.
     
  5. VPDana

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    My husband and I like down pillows, the total opposite of those huge, solid bolster-type pillows our rooms seem to have lately. So, we pack our own down pillows. Down pillows are very light and do not take up much suitcase room. zzzzzzzzzzzzz
     
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    I've done it a few times before and even left one behind accidentally..I just need a flatter/thinner type that I've never come across in hotels...Can't stand the huge fluffy ones. It packs easy in the front suitcase flap.If I forget to pack one,I'll use the pillow case and put 2 pairs of folded jeans in it...F it I'm in Vegas!
     
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    Never. It will be a PITA to travel around with a pillow.. I'm usually able to sleep using any pillow, so it doesn't really matter for me. I'm usually loyal to a few hotel brands, so it helps that there's some consistency in the pillows that the hotels use.
     
  8. Julie888

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    Not any more. On driving vacations, I had my own pillow. I have too many fears of bed bugs to do this now.

    I'm another who wants a thin, soft pillow. I don't know why the hotels think we want fat pillows.
     
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    My travel pillow has two legs.
     
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    I have some compact travel pillows that I have found to be a PITA to deal with. Couldn't imagine a full size pillow.
     
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    Not to be disrespectful, but I think traveling with one's own pillow is reserved strictly for pre-teen and teen girls.
     
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    yes everywhere i go it goes. very thin pillow cant stand big pillows
     
  13. Kickin

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    If the hotel pillows are too fat for you try calling housekeeping and asking them for a thinner pillow. My girlfriend has done that sometimes and I think they've always had them and brought it up.

    I'd prefer it if they got rid off all those extraneous pillows on the bed so I don't have to toss them all off. Especially that stupid bolster pillow it always seems to get in my way no matter where I throw it.
     
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    +1. Some hotels have pillow menus too (including some 3* hotels). It's a pretty neat amenity, but it's usually reserved for the more upscale hotels.

    I'm not big fan of the bolster pillows as well, it's the first thing I toss on the floor along with the bed scarves. It drives me nuts when I see a ton of decorative pillows and bolster pillows on the bed.
     
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    This 41 yr old woman and her 46yr old husband who often travel with pillows respectfully disagree with you. My pillow is packed and doesn't have a sparkly or pink pillowcase, so I do distinguish myself from those pre-teens also traveling with their pillows.

    You know, we aren't all staying at Hiltons and Marriotts in Orlando when we travel......It's a lot easier on me when I travel to KNOW I have a pillow that will allow me to sleep, esp on business trips when I need to have slept well....(and yeah, I travel with sleeping pills too, just in case :peace:)

    If it fits in the luggage (checked or carry-on or otherwise within the parameters) I don't see a problem at all....And I travel LIGHT.....

    As someone who often works in bed, I love those bolsters - great for lumbar support :blowkiss:
     
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    How exceedingly rude of you.

    :wink2:
     
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    I'm like Julie, the bed bug worry keeps me from doing this now.
     
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    Ha! I know... you'd think after 56 years on this earth I'd learn to keep my yap shut about issues particularly sensitive to ladies.
     
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    Due to surgeries-issues etc I now have seat cushions in both cars that stay in each car. And I've started carrying those U shaped pillows on trips. Most people use them around their necks, I sit on them. I get them at the $1 so if I'm ever suspicious of bugs or whatever, I can toss them. When I was picking up pillow cases at Walmart I saw they have a smaller travel pillow available. It beats lugging a big one around if you need it to sleep. They even had smaller pillow cases for them.
     
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    It's super easy to find small pillows - fabric & craft stores, linen stores (expensive and discount) have all sorts of options. My husband (some days I call him Princess eg Princess & the Pea ;-) was super picky about a travel pillow so I bought ~6 options - different sizes, shapes & fills - and let him pick. I'm a terrible seamstress but even I can sew a couple of straight (ish) seams to make a pillowcase for them :) So he has a small but medium firm rectangle and I have a larger but softer down rectangle.

    I also have a squishy neck pillow but rarely travel with that any more since I got the down rectangle. I have one of the U pillows at work from when I had back problems - it's memory foam so too heavy to travel with - but comfy! (not a U neck pillow but a U seat cushion ;-)
     
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