When I travel, I don't like to have a lot of stuff bogging me down. It's inconvenient, time consuming, and overall, just plain dumb. If you go places without planning and end up needing to walk five miles through Lima, you don't want to have a stupid rolling suitcase. Come on, it's impractical.
Let me tell you how I put together ONE Jansport backpack when I go somewhere. And by somewhere, I mean anywhere and for any length of time.
Wear an outfit. Are you on your way to the airport? Good. Look down. Are you wearing pants? EXCELLENT. Guess what? You can wear those pants more than once. I wear good sturdy jeans, at least two shirts, (an undershirt and a tee shirt), and if I'm going somewhere cold, I will put my coat on top of everything. It's not as bad as it sounds. You can easily take the coat off when you board the plane and shove it under your seat.
Utilize the rolling technique. It's quick and simple and believe it or not, the most space-friendly way to fill a backpack.
By George, I've done it! And you can do it too!
This super awesome minimalist technique has gotten me through a 20 degree 4 day weekend in Chicago, a 5 day trip to Alaska toward the end of winter, a 12 day trip to Peru and Bolivia (where the seasons are Cold and Colder), and numerous road trips spanning over 30 states.
Pack your bags! Live your dreams!
Ashley and Cecilia work hard, play hard, write stuff, read stuff... because they don't know what else to do with their lives.
I- We should buy something superficial
II- Buy odd clothing
I- An Unusual Social Event
I- We should go somewhere with dangerous animals
I- Somewhere with strange food
When we get ten total votes, the item with the highest number of votes will be our next expedition.
(One vote per reader, per category).