Welcome to Kelsey’s Clever Packing Tips. This is the first class of many, but we don’t have a set schedule, so check back often for more! But today, we’re talking about what to pack for a Northern Lights Cruise. So unless we have any questions— Yes, Steve? Good question! You can take notes, but I’ll be adding a checklist to this post in a few days, so you don’t necessarily need to.
All right, so let’s get started. We’ll start with clothes. What kind of clothes do you need for a Northern Lights Cruise? Obviously it’s quite cold when you go see the northern lights, so you need to dress in layers.
Hey, FT. How’s it going?
I’m feeling kind of conflicted today. One of my favorite suppliers (Hurtigruten) has started the Hurtigruten Foundation to reduce their environmental impact on places they visit. I think that’s wonderful, and I think more companies should do things like this. The problem is the Hurtigruten Foundation is too vague about what it will be doing.
Oh, hey! You scared me! No, I'm not doing anything... Oh, you know, nothing important—hey! You can’t just snatch things out of my hands! You want to know what those are?
They’re just Christmas lights… I said they’re Christmas lights, okay?! Yes, I know we had a talk about September being too early to start celebrating Christmas. And yes, I know it’s too early even to celebrate Halloween, but I’m only doing it for this blog post I swear!
This month I’m focusing on winter in Scandinavia, because one of my favorite suppliers (Hurtigruten), specializes in Norwegian cruises. And guess what?! I’m part Norwegian! (I’m also part Swedish & some other things, but those aren’t as important to this blog post.) I wanted to share part of my heritage with you, because I know you love learning new things, FT.
This is a tomten:
Today we’re going to be looking at Bucket Lists. Oh, good, you brought yours! I’m so relieved. And you wrote it on a bucket—how quirky of you! Here, let me just take a look at it. No, you’ll have to let go—please, I just--
Oh, I’m so sorry! I didn’t mean to break it. Here, I’ve got some duct tape; I’ll tape it up.
I hate to point this out, but there’s nothing written on your bucket. I mean, you did decorate the title very beautifully—that’s literally the most beautiful title I’ve ever seen: it defies all the laws of physics, and I’ve never even seen that color…but you don’t have any things written down after that.