I might bring a book with me…

I’m going to stop you right here.

Flights can be very boring, especially if you don’t enjoy any of the movies that are playing on the in-flight entertainment system…. “Hmm… I wonder if the latest Marvel movie will be playing on my next flight?”… There he goes getting distracted again…

I’ts not just the flight that you may be getting concerned with, maybe you’re a solo traveller, maybe you have a significant amount of travel planned between destinations on your adventure, and yes you probably like to read, I myself quite enjoy a good book.

There is one thing that I want you to think about here, well two things. First you want to think about how much space you actually have, do you have enough space for one or more books, are you bringing hand luggage only or check-in luggage as well. The second factor is weight, books can be quite heavy so you want to think about whether you are both able and willing to carry the weight the the book(s) add to your remaining luggage.

We will come to the debate around backpacks and suitcases on the next entry of this blog…. I know this will be on your mind at this stage.

If you read my last post then you may have seen the attachment, and from that also the fact that I have got a Kindle (Disclaimer: other brands of e-reader are also available). I don’t use the Kindle very much, I prefer reading physical books but while travelling, I just can’t justify bringing a big book when a small e-reader is available….

The links below will show you all the information you need to decide whether you want a Kindle or not….

https://amzn.to/2Htoe3U

Shhh, dont tell anyone, I’m also adding links for a couple of books that I like, just in case…

What do I need with me on my next adventure?

This question isn’t aimed at you “frequent flyers”, I know you will be able to answer this question in a flash. This question is for the rest of us who go on our adventures once in a blue moon, ok maybe twice…

So tell me something, how many times do you find yourself in this position? You’ve decided on a destination, you’ve managed to book time off work and you’ve booked your flights. Then comes the hard bit, trying to put pen to paper (or finger to tablet/phone) to jot down the A, B, C and all the rest of the essentials that you plan to fill into your backpack… no wait your suitcase… hang on hang on, I’ll come back to this point. So yeah, don’t you wish you had a ready made list so you knew you weren’t forgetting anything?

Worry not, I have the answer, well, maybe not the only answer but an answer.

While preparing for my last trip I had the same thought going through my head, as until recently I would go on holidays very infrequently, so by the time my next holiday arrived, I’d forgotten what I’d taken with me on the previous trip.

I set up this spreadsheet with four columns (yes a bit OTT I know, but it does do the job). So my four sections are clothes, accessories, documents, and electronics. Now before I go any further I have to say sorry girls, if you’re hoping for a ready made packing list I’ll have to disappoint you. I’ve made this list for myself and being a guy there may be things that I have not got on this list that you would like to have with you…