Packing Lists, Travel

When moving between countries, I don’t always succeed in packing light, but I kind of feel like I’ve mastered packing my under-seat carry on bag. I don’t think I’ve ever gotten something out of the overhead bin during a flight, so I always like to have these items ready to go, easy to access from my seat. Some of these are necessities for any trip, but others will make long-haul flights in coach ever so slightly more luxurious, or at least comfortable. Continue Reading


I’m kind of (unintentionally) obsessive about keeping tickets to things. Every time I clean out a bag or wallet I haven’t used in a while, I find something – a duplicate boarding pass, bus tickets from Turkey, movie tickets with my family, tickets to visit caves in Lebanon… so I started pasting a few of them into a journal.