My family has had the great pleasure of traveling with the two Friedlanders many times. Such fun traveling companions, and every time I have been secretly, obsessively jealous of their tiny canvas bags.
No matter what the length of the trip, they each carry something small enough to be a carry on. As I am packing for a three week trip and not interested in hauling around a huge suitcase full of so much stuff I can never find anything on the road, I thought I would go to them for some tips. Yes, I actually asked for help and guidance from a client! This is what they said:
1. Take only left-foot sneakers. They are smaller.
2. If you are going some place cold, such as the Ngorogoro Crater in Tanzania, pack nothing warm.
3. If you are hiking, such as in Morocco in the High Atlas Mountains, bring no raincoat; instead, take an odd-looking green plastic wrapping that makes you look something like a Christo art project. Rely on family and friends for cover.
When I registered something akin to sarcasm to their response, Sam said “Moo. clearly we have mastered the art of packing. did you not just read the list?”
What is your best packing secret?