People keep asking how do you do it? It never seems that difficult for me. The only hard part is leaving the family behind.
I still end up taking more than I need. Every trip I vow next time I take less – much less. But I do have some items that I never leave home without.
I pack a carryon I never open between here and my destination. I take a small tote bag where I put what I will need for the flight. Small computer, books, magazines, my inflight necessities.
I carry a small enough purse that if some stick by the rules flight attendant gets on my case, I can shove it in the tote bag and then I only have two items. More and more these days they are gate checking carry ons, so it’s better to be prepared to say good-bye to the stuff you want on board. I find separating what I need from I want imperative.
Don’t forget to drink a lot of water.
Oh, and if you’re in the Denver area come by Tattered Cover on Wednesday night at 7 PM to say Hi.