Monthly Archives: May 2014

Under The Seat in Front of You

We  all know the rules. Carry-on bags must fit either in the overhead compartment or under the seat in front of you. Best case scenario the carry-on goes in the overhead and your personal item goes under the seat in …

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Designing the Perfect Carry-On

A lot of bags pass through my door for review. Big bags, small bags, one compartment bags, multi compartment bags and so on. Many are similar but they all have at least one unique feature to keep them different from …

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Gear Review: eBags TLS Mother Lode Weekender Convertible Junior

Three years ago I did a review of the eBags TLS Mother Lode Weekender Convertible. You can read it here. Now take 2 1/2 inches off the length and you have  the junior version. That’s right, the two bags are …

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As many of you know, I downsized from a two bedroom, two bath home into a 5′ x 5′ storage unit. Over on another board, a discussion was going on about my Carryology interview and how some people were inspired …

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But Monsieur, Le train, elle est trop grande!!!

(The following post should be read in your best French accent.) Ah, ze trains of France. So elegante, so qweek, so romantique. Everyone wants to ride ze French rails. So many, dat ze French rail company, SNCF, spent 15 billion …

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Reinventing the Packing List

I am not the neatest person in the world.  Even here at my hotel I need to shove things into a drawer or the closest when the housekeeper wants to clean. When traveling, however, I prefer to stay neat and …

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Carryology Interview

Carryology, an online magazine devoted to all type of carry bags, interviewed me recently about one bag travel. Here’s a link to the published interview:     Carryology

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One question I get asked frequently is how can I afford to do the type of living and traveling I’ve embarked on. This is an interesting question because there is no one answer. I do many things, and have done …

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Gear Review: Patagonia MLC Transport

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a gear review so I thought I’d start out with the much anticipated review of the new Patagonia MLC Transport. The Transport is the latest version of the MLC line. While Patagonia doesn’t give …

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Can We Trust Bag Specs?

A couple of days ago, the folks at Tom Bihn let its  forum participants know that their long-awaited smaller Aeronaut would soon be announced. They said it would be called the Aeronaut 30 and gave the dimensions. Only the dimensions …

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