With the countdown to London only twelve short days away, I am beginning to feel a sense of urgency. This morning, I approached the lofty task of packing. For Christmas, my parents gave me a beautiful new luggage set and a hiking backpack for my travels. While this gesture was awfully kind of them, I could not help but notice that the bags seem exceptionally small. I know from past travel experiences that I am a notorious over-packer so I promised myself that, this time, I would not make the same fatal error. To begin, I created a list of essentials. Obviously, I must not forget things like my passport, warm clothes, and daily toiletries, but I know that there are some other items that I simply cannot leave behind.
The real essentials:
1. My French Press
3. Travel Journals
Obviously, this list still requires work. Updates to follow.