The best travel shorts

Since I overwhelmingly prefer to vacation in warmer weather, shorts are a key part of my daily wardrobe.  My favorite travel shorts are these: Patagonia Stretch Wavefarer Walk Shorts   These shorts are a recent addition to my bag, and They. Are. Awesome. They’re comfortable, […]

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How to wash clothes while traveling

We’ve got our quick dry clothes, and we’ve got our Woolite.  Now it’s time to wash our clothes.  The ideal goal is to carry around as few dirty items as possible while traveling so that one soiled shirt doesn’t stink up our entire bag. Whenever […]

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The best travel underwear

This one is easy: Ex Officio Give-N-Go boxers. They’re comfortable, lightweight, and dry very quickly.   They’re also durable.  Up until just a few days ago, I was still on my very first pair of Ex Officio boxers bought in 2005; one of the very […]

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The best travel shirt

[Editor’s note 9-21-17:  Since publishing this post, I have found a new favorite t-shirt.  Follow this link to read about it.  My recommendation for the Lacoste Sport Polo still stands though.] What’s the best travel shirt for the ultra light packer? Let’s begin with the […]

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Why pack ultra light?

What’s the purpose of doing this?  Why even bother packing light when you can simply check a big bag and take any and every item that may be of some theoretical use on your vacation?  You know; just in case. Fellow adventurers, if you’ve ever […]

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My #1 travel tip

I’ve always been a fan of light packing and taking trips with a small bag.  As you’ll come to see, there are a number of tips that make doing this so much easier. But there was one discovery I made several years back that was […]

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What’s in my bag?

The following is a complete list of everything I have taken on my vacations for the past 6 years.  A few things may change from time to time, but this list has more or less remained unchanged.  Click on the red links for my personal recommendations […]

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Welcome!

Welcome! If you’ve found your way here with the hopes of learning how to travel anywhere in the world with nothing more than a small backpack and the clothes on your back, then you’re in the right place!  My goal with this website is to […]

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