Anegada BVI beach
One of the beautiful beaches of Anegada, BVI

In EMS daypack:

passport and driver’s license (if driving)

all flight, hotel, restaurant, day tour and entertainment confirmations

guide book or photocopies of guide book pages

Moleskine notebook with destination notes


laptop/charger/card reader or external hard drive

Cell phone/charger

Kindle or book

Crumpler 5 million dollar home with my Canon Rebel SLR and 2 lenses, filters, charger (see Photography page for links where to buy).

Canon G11 back up camera – or Canon D10 underwater camera in case w/charger

cosmetics (2-3oz Nalgene bottles and Woolite packets in 1 quart ziplock)

pills in a small Mon-Sun organizer (for US trips, or original bottles for international travel)


1-2 granola bars


no wallet – Cash/minimal credit cards in inner pocket of bag, or in a money belt, worn under clothing

phrasebook if necessary


Water resistant phone case.

Or Waterproof key case:

In Rollaboard:

3 bottoms in addition to one worn on plane, one of them dressier

5 nice tshirts

2 dressier tshirts

Ex Officio travel underwear

rain gear – umbrella or folding raincoat, depending on climate

1 pair of black sandals that can go day to night

1 pair flip flops




Eagle Creek cube with first aid kit, extra TSA lockalarm clock, Tylenol, Tylenol PM, blister protection, travel laundry line and other assorted necessary items

zip lock bags and plastic shopping bags for bringing home liquids. Bubble wrap if space permits.

outlet adapters for international destinations

small handbag

waterproof pouch for valuables while snorkeling/swimming

folding bag for purchases

On plane – heaviest walking shoes, loosest jeans, nice t-shirt, long sleeve button down travel shirt and fleece or jacket depending on climate and destination.

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