The Travel Arrangment

 

The arrangement is simple: I travel with my wife and she stays married to me.

Packed: Two Weeks in Europe

Packed: Two Weeks in Europe

This summer, we're going to rent a car in Ireland and drive around for a week and then spend a week wandering around Switzerland. I've got two bags packed for the occasion. I selected a carry-on that would be comfortable for hikes and a bag to be checked that would be easy to lug around the airport and fit into the trunk of a small rental car.

I like to pack in such a way that I could travel indefinitely and be happy wherever I end up. The goal is to be happy to be homeless, a good vagabond. By doing laundry on the road and bringing along some camping gear, I'm able to feel comfortable without carrying too much weight.

Carry-on Bag: A7 series camera with a wide-angle prime, another ultra-wide-angle prime lens, 6-stop ND filter for each lens, hat, compas, accessory bag with miscellaneous contents, rain jacket, electrical outlet converter, external battery with cables.

My laptop is shown in the large bag but for flights, I would carry it on a plane in a neoprene sleeve. I'll also need to throw my computer charger in the Nike bag.

Checked baggage: Red dry bag with four shirts and four sets of boxers, green dry bag with two pairs of pants and four pairs of sox, travel towel, lightweight Under Armor pullover, Patagonia puffy jacket, camp cup, coffee filter, travel pillow, chargers, gloves, beanie, second pair of shoes, camera tripod, surge protector, baggy full of toiletries and first-aid items, baggie with body wash.

I obsess over this stuff. There are many things that I've decided not to bring. A water bottle ,like a Nalgene, was the last thing cut from the list. I'll have to buy a bottle of water when I get there and I'll make room for water in my carry-on bag by leaving the unessential items in the rental car as we explore. I'm still on the fence about bringing a head lamp for the nature hikes in Switzerland. I obsess over this stuff.

 

Rocky, Irish Shorelines

Rocky, Irish Shorelines

Caprock in April

Caprock in April