Tomorrow I pull it all together and hit the road for Sydney for 2 weeks. I have some final email to pull together and people to let know. I’ve flown the same directions so many times that there is not an unknown to this whole process except this time I am going somewhere I have not been before. How I travel remains the same. Doug over at onebag knows the answer since he’s the one that showed me enlightenment a few years ago. The rules are simple. Pack what you need and nothing more. Here is how I do it. First I have the RedOxx AirBoss. Clothing gets packed like this:
How much to take though? What should be the number of pairs of socks, underwear, shirts, jeans? I have a simple rule and since my company pays for laundry service; I take sets of 4 plus the one I have on. This means that every fifth day I do laundry or the hotel does. I pack 1 nice shirt, 4 t-shirts that I wear for work (again I am lucky here), and one clean pair of jeans. In a smaller bag that gets placed in the “core” I pack up the underwear, socks, and some so-called “Comfy clothes” to wear around the hotel room.
In the center compartment of my AirBoss, I put in a toiletry bag plus a bag of electrical plugs and stuff I need. I try to limit the so-called infrastructure to a core set of things. I want only one outlet coming out of the wall so I replace chargers with the ChargePod where I can. This device will charge at one time six things so it gets my phone, my mp3 player, my kindle. My Xoom requires a different power connector (darn). But its so handy at airports and places. But what I want is a limited number of “wall warts” and only one plug going into the hotel outlet.
Now the C-ruck gets my laptop, some papers, my mp3 player, kindle, noise cancelling headphones so the sales guy will not bother me :-). The C-ruck sits at my feet so I can get my stuff easily. I will want my kindle and mp3 player to be within reach.
Both bags are the right size for carryon bags. And that’s the magic doods and doodettes. No checked luggage. No hassles at airports. No losing baggage.
Happier traveling thanks to RedOxx and onebag.com!