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Packing Luxuries for Europe: You Don't Need That, But You Might Want It

As all of the previous posts can attest, I am very careful and thoughtful about what I bring with me on a trip. The reasons are obvious, I need to carry whatever I choose for up to 7 weeks at a go. 1,127 more words

Seasonal Transitions: Have Bags, Will Travel

Labor Day Weekend is but a memory, yet the calendar has been marking quite a few transitions. July noted a professional distinction for yours truly and in August the mister became a full-time student. 183 more words


Traveling Light Is The Best Way To Travel

They say you live and you learn. Although I’ve always been “street smart”, so to speak, whenever I pack for a trip, I have never felt the need to pack an over-abundance of things. 781 more words


Finally Packed! 🚢

Oh, the challenges of packing! It is quite a task to pack for a week’s cruise in Alaska and a week’s road trip in Washington State with a 20-inch x 12 1/2-inch carry-on in mind. 254 more words


Rae Lakes Loop Backpacking! Getting There-Okinawa to California

#1 For the first time in my life, I was packed and ready to go a full 36 hours before departure for California. Meticulous planning, weeks in advance of the 42-mile Kings Canyon National Park, Rae Lakes Loop backpacking trip with family and friends, was motivated by wanting to keep my pack as light as possible. 1,837 more words

Health & Lifestyle

Dubliners: On Traveling Light and Dealing with Hangery People

This was the family vacation that we’d always dreamed of: Ireland, one week, three crazy sisters and a frazzled mother, and one American-sized car to slide around those country road curves in. 1,144 more words


Plains, Trains, and Automobiles: Part 3 - Clothes

On a recent 3 week painting trip to Scotland and France I had to pack painting gear as well as clothes for 2 climates: Cool and potentially rainy Scotland, and hot and dry southern France. 523 more words