Travel Advice from 1480

While View from the Wing is giving away luggage from the future, I’m offering up travel advice from the past.

My favorite new find is a blog called Ask the Past.   Want to know how to kill bed bugs?  Ask 1777.  How to stop bleeding?  Ask 1644.

I figured I’d check to see if the Past took requests.



And today I got my reply.

a round brown leather box

How to Pack for a Journey, 1480

Check it out for 1480’s suggestions on what should be in your suitcase.

My favorite?  “Ginger syrup to settle his stomach if it is upset by too much vomiting.”

If your stomach gets upset from TOO much vomiting?  How I do I know when I’m vomiting too much?


About Jeanne Marie Hoffman

Former bartender, still a geek. One equal part each cookies, liberty, football, music, travel, libations. Stir vigorously. +Jeanne Marie Hoffman Jeanne on Twitter

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