(Cont’d from Part 9)
Part 10: Stacey recently updated her comments from above with the following:
“I still love my list, though here are some technological updates:”
1) I’ve moved from film cameras to digital with an underwater bag to a new waterproof digital camera – sweet!
2) I also pack a photo memory card reader so I can blog photos on a trip and leave the memory card instead of the camera when I have a CD made of my photos for backup.
3) I carry a small UV water purifier Steripen instead of a water purification pump system.
4) Instead of a clothesline with pins I braid small-gauge surgical tubing which makes a stretchy, easy to tie up clothesline that doesn’t require pins since you can just poke the corners of your clothes into the braid.
5) Instead of packing around guide books I razor out the pages and chapters I need and just pack those. I also make copies of guidebook maps and laminate them so they’re handy and hardy.
6) For travel to really hot areas I’ve grown fond of the neck coolers that have crystals in them that swell when soaked and stay really cool for hours; they’re reusable, but may be confiscated as “gel” if you try to take them in a carry-on or wear them on the way home (but they’re cheap, so no big deal).
Ok, that does it for travel tips. Thanks to Stacey for her contribution.
Next stop is Taipei, Taiwan, across the Pacifc and back in 61 hours! Can you do it? It’s a fun blog to read. Don’t miss it!!
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