Originally Posted by Just
Packing for what to wear may not be the problem--the problem might be controlling myself not to buy too much to bring home!!
So far I am thinking one spare pair of jeans and two extra sweaters in additional to what I wear on the plane. Then enough t-shirts to wear a fresh one every day under the sweaters. Same coat and shoes all week--I don't plan on any events requiring dressy clothes.
This is my draft list for using my WF for the trip:
Wear on flight: Jeans, sweater, coat, shoes (only pair I will take I think), scarf, leather gloves
Large WF Packing cube:
1 pr jeans
5 thin cotton t-shirts
Thin cotton sweat pants to wear in hotel and to sleep (I think I can re-use the daytime t-shirts to sleep in)
Thin cotton robe
Packing Cube Shoulder Bag:
5 prs underwear
5 prs socks
1 pair thick socks (to use as slippers in the hotel)
Clear quarter packing cube:
One side 3-1-1 liquids baggy (removed from CQPC to go through security)
Other side, non liquid cosmetics and miscellaneous
Small Stuff sack:
Kindle in Timbuktu padded case
Travel docs (printouts of reservations, directions, maps, etc.)
TBD is a purse/tote bag which will include my wallet, glasses, keys, etc.
I am going to do a packing dry run soon--I'll try to post pictures.
I am flying from Los Angeles--paid a little extra to book a nonstop flight to avoid all the hassle of connecting flights during the likely bad weather in December.
Originally Posted by Badger
18 days with one bag each! I am in awe of you and your wife. I haven't managed come close to one bagging for such a long trip yet.
Originally Posted by Badger
Right now, I'm trying to decide if this is wise or stupid. Last time we went to Italy, we took a ton of bags because I was carrying research materials. None of them survived the trip all that well.
Originally Posted by OnMyWay
Our strategy for this time is as follows:
We will leave our heavy winter coats in our car in Chicago.
Mrs B. will wear her black leather boots onto the plane; I will wear my fleece, my hoody, and my jacket and tuck my organizer pouches into my pockets.
We will pack mostly synthetic fabrics, which will save weight and can be hand washed; we will take a minimum number of shoes.
We rented an apartment in Venice that has a washing machine.
If we buy pottery or anything heavy, we'll arrange shipping.
Packing list to come shortly; we leave in 16 days! Holy crap!
It's totally do-able. I did 30 days in Paris and Spain with an Aeronaut. You see my packing list here: Packing the Aeronaut | building bridges
AND I did research and attended a conference while I was there!
I just came back from a rapid trip to the Toronto area. I had a class in NYC on Friday, so I was carrying things for that, an in progress baby blanket for a shower on Saturday, and various gifts. I took my Swift, an old roller bag I have and a small foldable cloth bag. The cloth bag held the blanket and doubled as a pillow on the trip up. The Swift held my Nook, the things for the class, the things I usually carry in it, and the chargers for the Nook, iPod Touch and my phone. In addition to the blanket, my hat & scarf got stashed in the cloth bag. The roller bag held mostly gifts. I found a great gift for my eldest and had been begger to carry some gifts to the shower from someone who couldn't attend. I actually think that without the class stuff & gifts I could have packed what I took in my Swift & Imago.
this is going to come out in installments, since I've only just began packing. I'm going to Brazil for 2 weeks next wednesday and I'm bringing an Aeronaut and my Medium Cafe Bag. I usually allow myself two large packing cubes for clothes and put my shoes and accessories on the side pockets. This time I've limited myself to one packing cube because I need to bring gifts to family and plan to do some shopping there. So here is what I have so far in my packing cube:
2 cropped pants
underwear & a bathing suit
In which cube or compartment does the cat go?
Our holiday travel plans will involve multiple 2-4 hour driving trips, so we're trying to limit our bags so we can fit presents. My mom inevitably sends us home with a ton of food, and we also have to fit the not-compactable crate (it collapses down to be a few inches thick, but it still takes up space).