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
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:
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 lock, alarm 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
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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