The Terrorists Have Won
For a two-day reporting trip to Phoenix, I couldn't bear the thought of checking luggage. So I relied on solids for makeup and deodorant and bought travel-size toothpaste, shampoo (better than the hotel's), and lotion at Target when I got in. I went without sunscreen--a hazard in a climate that certainly wasn't intended for blue-eyed blondes with extremely pale skin. I now realize I could have brought stick sunscreen, though only at the risk of making my face break out. What a pain. The NYT's Anna Bahney has advice for traveling women. She doesn't, however, deal with the shaving cream question for men.
It's pretty clear what the next hotel perks will be. Bahney's sidebar reports some early indicators.