Sunday, September 6, 2009
Trying to pack for six months of travel across continents, climates and activities into a standard 22” carry-on bag was far tougher than packing up the contents of our entire, admittedly small, NYC apartment. Though I am definitively NOT a light packer, the input of friends and family convinced us (me, really) that in order to enjoy this trip, we would have to travel light. Luckily, friends and family would be meeting up with us in the places we would need reinforcements most – for hiking Mount Kilmanjaro and for weddings in India. Ultimately, we managed to squeeze enough clothes for working, hiking, beach-bumming and general traveling into our carry ons plus a backpack each. The biggest offenders in the end were all of our electronics and chargers and our mobile pharmacy!