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How To Pack Light For A Family Trip to Hawaii

Zeke -- the person behind the camera of many of our videos -- recently took a trip to Hawaii with his wife and son. Each of them took a Daylight Briefcase and a Daylight Backpack in the spirit of packing light. The first video below shows what and how they packed; the second video is of the trip itself. Our Q&A with Zeke: What do you wish you had packed that you didn’t? I've been ultralight packing for a long time -- over 100 trips by now to all different climates and with stays of all different lengths -- so...

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Dream trip to New Zealand: Packing List + Tips

Zeke had always dreamed of visiting New Zealand. Here's what he packed when the trip became a reality: On the Plane T-Shirt Carbon fiber buckle Grip 6 belt Olukai Eleu Trainer shoes - Later switched to Vans slip ons FITS Ultra Light Runner socks Bluffworks Chino Bluffworks Meridian shirt Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket Synapse 25 In the Synapse 25 2x Hydro Flask 18 oz Wide Mouth RFID Passport Pouch & Passport Sungod Custom Classics2 Sunglasses In the 3D Organizer Cube, Clear Electric Toothbrush, Tooth Powder & Hair Puddy in Contact Lens Cases, Soap & Shampoo Bar in Zip Lock Deodorant...

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One Month In Italy

Zeke, the filmmmaker behind many of our videos, documented a 30 day trip through Northern Italy with his wife and son. In this post, Zeke shares an essay about the reasons for the trip, as well as the videos he captured: how his family packed for the trip, their favorite travel hacks, and their tour of Italy.  The Videos Episode I: How To Pack For 30 Day Trip Without Checking a Bag Episode II:  Zeke's Top Travel Hacks Episode III:  One Month In Italy The Essay Ten years is a long time. That’s why my wife and I wanted to do...

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What and How to Pack for a Day at the Museum

Museums aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, but they can be a great way to learn more about a place you’re visiting, explore different facets of human life, or teach you things about your own home town. Whole vacations can be built around museum-hopping, and sometimes a museum visit is just a nice way to while away a cold, rainy afternoon. In addition to housing art and artifacts, museums and museum-like spaces address a wide range of interests: science and industry, specific professions, or natural history. Other places, such as archives and libraries, can also reveal the history of a place...

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A South Island Sojourn

A South Island Sojourn

Jenny and Joe are the photographers behind some of the (awesome) photos of our bags. We asked them to write about a trip they took to New Zealand in a guest post for our blog. - Darcy The gentle lapping of the waves was lulling me to sleep. Joe was outside, manning a camera that was pointed out towards the water, shutter wide open, capturing a nighttime scene of Elaine Bay in the Marlborough Sounds of New Zealand’s south island. The stars twinkled brightly and left arcs of light as proof of their existence inside the camera. The International Space...

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10 Travel Tips to Make the Most of any Trip

10 Travel Tips to Make the Most of any Trip

I'm lucky enough to have been traveling pretty regularly for the past five or six years, from city breaks in Belgium to exploring the Antarctic peninsula and thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. Traveling is a part of everybody's life in one way or another, whether on a daily commute or further afield on a multi-month adventure. My experiences have enabled me to dial in the gear I bring with me and to have a few tips to share that can help you make the most of any trip. 1. Bring less than you think you need I've never been on a...

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Part Two: Jenn's Road Trip on Highway 1

Be sure to read Part One of Jenn's trip report, which details how and what she packed. After finding out my husband would be in southern California for work, we decided to take advantage of having a paid flight and make it our vacation for the year. We did a cross-country road trip to the Pacific Northwest last year and fell in love with the Pacific Coast, so driving Highway 1 seemed like the best way to take in as much as possible in our 10 days. Normally, I would have planned our stops better but some unforeseen house problems at home (that...

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Jenn's Road Trip With The Aeronaut 45 Travel Bag Packing List | TOM BIHN

Part One: How Jenn Packed For Her Road Trip

Light packing has always been a bit of a stretch or wishful thinking for me. I used to lean towards a "more = better prepared" philosophy instead of "planning = better prepared." However, in the last couple of years we’ve begun to pare down our belongings and expenses and concentrate on things that really make us happy. The freedom to travel and experience as much as we can started to make its way up our priority list. With a 10-day trip up Highway 1 on the horizon, I knew I wanted an Aeronaut, but I was extremely unsure which of the two sizes...

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How to Choose Where to Go on Your Next Trip

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be." —Douglas Adams Where are you going on your next trip? If you’re like us, the number of destinations on your travel wish list probably exceeds your vacation days. Of all the contenders on your travel wish list, which is the one you should set your heart on, and dream and plan for? This question might be further complicated by indecision over when you’ll go and what you will do. Most folks have professional and personal lives that place limitations on the amount of...

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Caroline and Clark's Family Travel Tips | TOM BIHN Blog

Caroline and Clark's Family Travel Tips

Caroline and Clark took their 8-month-old on a family trip to Italy in late 2016. They shared a few photos from the trip with us and a few travel tips, too. ~ Don't lose your sense of humor! Traveling with an infant can add its own set of challenges, so it's important to be able to laugh, and most importantly, laugh together. ~ Stay flexible. This is true any time you travel, but is especially true when traveling abroad with a baby! ~ Set realistic expectations. For us, it was unrealistic to think we could be sight-seeing late into the...

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