1. Chris S.

    I would suggest an extra (or two) charging cord for your devices- these break easily or get lost. If you haven’t packed already, a pack (or 2 or 3) of disposable wipes for Caleb and yourself. Invaluable for cleaning or freshening up!

    • wonderpens

      We don’t have any extras of anything! So unfortunately we would simply be as lost as we would be at home if one of our cords were to break or get nibbled on by a stray cat, haha!

      However, we did bring a pack of disposable wipes and they’ve already come in handy, since showering on the train is a bit difficult with Caleb, so he’s just been “lightly refreshed” a few times 🙂

  2. Annie

    Have fun, Chan Clan! You guys really deserve this vacation!

    Also, since I believe you are flying back, any of those Instax films you have left over should be kept on you as your carry on. When you are going through the initial security check where they tell you to put your belongings on the conveyor belt, ask them if they can hand check your film (and the camera too if there is film left in there) as having them scanned, even if they aren’t opened, can expose them. Putting them in checked baggage may get them scanned as well so it is a precaution.

    • wonderpens

      We’ve been looking forward to the trip for what seems like an eternity!

      And what a great tip on the Instax. It was hard to find the right balance between not bringing too much, and bringing enough so I wouldn’t worry about “missing out” on a photo because we didn’t have enough film – so I brought “enough” and then a bit extra, haha! I wouldn’t have thought about it at all until you mentioned it, and I’ll be sure to keep it separate – thanks again 🙂

  3. Chris S.

    Another suggestion/request- Please take photos and post your notes throughout your trip… It’s nice to read your handwriting and to see which ink/pen you are using.

    Have a great, great trip!

    • wonderpens

      I am certainly taking lots of photos, and am hoping to share more details of my travel journal along the way. I’ve got lots of scribblings and a few photos that I’m printing out on the road, and I’ll be sharing as I put it together. Thanks so much for your good wishes, and also for following along with us! (And, you are much, much too kind about the handwriting!)

  4. Ahab

    If you need more film in Vancouver, drop by Beau Photo on Granville and 6th. And you might like Charals in the St Clair Centre downtown as they carry nice pens and accessories. It’s just a few blocks from the Vancouver Pen Shop. I think there’s also another location near the Vancouver Public Library. Looking forward to your stories along the way!!

    • wonderpens

      Thanks for the tip! Unfortunately we didn’t get a chance to visit Charals as we ran out of time, although it was on the list! We did visit the Vancouver Pen Shop, and a few other stationery and book shops – I’m hoping to get my act together to share all about our time in BC this week!

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