Thursday, May 8, 2008
Light and fast
This week I decided to see how light (and fast) I could travel in terms of baggage. I was doing a small(er) trade show, and that alone dictates a certain amount of baggage needed for the booth, backdrop, marketing materials, etc. and I wanted to do the whole thing without checking luggage.
Amazingly, this actually worked. The only thing that was awkward was the fact that I didn't have a computer bag. My MacBook Pro was in a neoprene sleeve in my roller bag and carrying it with its assorted support gear was problematic.
On the plus side, I have really bummed down the amount of stuff I carry and next week when I do it again, I'll be better prepared.
On the down side, there are a few nice things that I usually carry that I went without. While the lack of DVI cables was an annoyance, there is one thing that will make the cut next week that didn't this week.
Namely my Bose noise canceling headphones. I ditched my nano and touch and have been running 100% off of my iPhone, but I need those headphones. Its amazing how much better the audio is on a flight versus those little earbuds.