Travel

Ten on Tuesday | Traveling Light.

today’s topic is about packing our carry-on bags. Carole called it a “travel tote bag”. I no longer consider myself an expert traveler, and I’m certainly not an expert flyer. So I asked Marc to weigh in. He’s headed to Toronto dark early tomorrow morning and – hopefully – he’ll be home tomorrow night. That’s expert in my book!

His “carry-on” is his regular work backpack. No matter if he’s traveling to the airport or to his office, he packs:

1. passport

2. reading glasses (these have a special place, just below the handle and he tells me he never takes them out unless he’s really “traveling”)

3. phone & charger

4. keys

5. laptop & charger (if he’ll be gone more than one night, he says he’ll also take his iPad)

6. moleskine notebook, a pencil and a pen

7. protein bar

8. headphones

9. business cards

10. a “ditty bag” that could be a Ten on Tuesday all by itself. I don’t think there’s anything embarrassing or illegal here … I must admit I was impressed by the variety of tea bags (and pills)!

1. chapstick 2. cough drops 3. cold meds 4. earplugs 5. tissues 6. tea bags 7. altoids 8. eye mask 9. hand wipes 10. gum

He keeps his wallet (cash, drivers license and credit cards) in a pocket. As he walked me through all the things…in all their places…I had memories of myself all those years ago (I wasn’t sad…more like amazed how I ever managed!). I guess it’s good he’s not a knitter, because he’d have no place for yarn and needles!

I’m looking forward to learning more about what y’all pack…if you’re not already playing along, click here to join the Ten on Tuesday fun!

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