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  1. Thread: Travel games?

    by allanorn
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    Cosmic Wimpout could also be a fun dice game to...

    Cosmic Wimpout could also be a fun dice game to bring along.

    If/when I have room I will stick in a deck of Uno cards, or a travel Cribbage set that can hold a deck of cards.
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    Iíve been happy with Icebreaker and Smartwool....

    Iíve been happy with Icebreaker and Smartwool. Note that those shirts are sometimes not 100% wool but are 87/13 so check the labels.
  3. Thread: Greece & UK

    by allanorn
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    Caledonian train is overnight so that would...

    Caledonian train is overnight so that would include one night of lodging if you book it. Breakfast might be included as well, so think of it as a moving one-night B&B for cost purposes. Plus itís...
  4. Thread: Greece & UK

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    Itís not crazy, but even the Saronic Islands are...

    Itís not crazy, but even the Saronic Islands are islands! I just donít have the experience of them.

    One thought for the UK: how about the Caledonian sleeper to/from Edinburgh, which is an...
  5. Thread: Greece & UK

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    I spent four weeks in the Greek Islands in 2002,...

    I spent four weeks in the Greek Islands in 2002, so my knowledge might be old.

    You definitely want to spend some time on a Greek Island. My question then is, how short is this short ferry ride?...
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    Sticky: I did the same thing yesterday for an upcoming...

    I did the same thing yesterday for an upcoming trip - but nothing too crazy: Super Mini Mars Red Ghost Whale (travel first aid kit), Super Mini Grass Ghost Whale (cash/card pocket for L15/S25),...
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    I can confirm that a Brompton is a great bike,...

    I can confirm that a Brompton is a great bike, especially for a commute. Iíve done most everything from quick trips around town to 40-mile road rides without any problems. I typically go multimodal...
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    Last night I did a couple of extra packing tests...

    Last night I did a couple of extra packing tests to see if I can one-bag.

    Iím able to fit my packable backpack into the S25 setup quite easily. However, that backpack doesnít have the organization...
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    I had forgotten about the Acela as I live in...

    I had forgotten about the Acela as I live in California; I edited my post to clarify that generally 80mph is the limit. US regulations require positive train control and upgraded crossing...
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    Thanks! I have been looking into office casual...

    Thanks! I have been looking into office casual shoes like the Keen Austin, which are a real possibility. For this particular trip I'd like to have a dressier pair if I need to upgrade for some reason...
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    This has been a good discussion to read. I was a...

    This has been a good discussion to read. I was a little surprised to read that rail travel in Sweden is up significantly over last year.

    As family gets older I will likely be flying and/or driving...
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    The Baggu...

    The Baggu bag is a grocery bag that fits up to two US-standard grocery bags’ worth of product into it. I love them because they pack super flat, unlike a ChicoBag. I love it for groceries but I...
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    Back in the pre-Euro, cash-or-travelers-checks...

    Back in the pre-Euro, cash-or-travelers-checks era, the best packing advice I heard was in three simple steps:

    1. Lay out everything you are intending to pack, including cash.
    2. Double the...
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    I’ll have my phone with me so pictures aren’t an...

    I’ll have my phone with me so pictures aren’t an issue! I like using a phone instead of my SLR for trips like this since I usually want to carry a full set of lenses and I don’t want to carry around...
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    I keep thinking about the Tri-Star. You can fit 3...

    I keep thinking about the Tri-Star. You can fit 3 days of clothes in the outer large portion with a Packing Cube, laptop in a Cache + notebooks in the center pocket, running shoes and a toiletry bag...
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    S25 One-Bag for Europe (test pack)

    I recently completed a four-day trip to Portland, Oregon where all I took was a Tri-Star and a Luminary 15. Neither bag had a lot in it when I departed, but I planned ahead and used the extra...
  17. Feature request: Will we see a Nik’s Wallet #6,...

    Feature request: Will we see a Nik’s Wallet #6, which would be a #5 with a loop attached like a #4?
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    Sticky: The L15 is black/island. Of the pouches I have,...

    The L15 is black/island. Of the pouches I have, the Ghost Whale is black, the double organizer pouch is island, the Q-kits are Burnt Orange and Coyote, and the Pocket Pouch is black/NW sky. All...
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    The great thing about train travel is that there...

    The great thing about train travel is that there are no weight restrictions on luggage; you can generally board with it if you can carry it or roll it on-board and it meets size restrictions. So if...
  20. I handwrite every single packing list. Yes, it’s...

    I handwrite every single packing list. Yes, it’s more work - but the act of handwriting makes me think about each trip and what I think I’ll need.

    I do have some shortcuts. For instance, I have a...
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    Sticky: The L15 has been an excellent pickup but it...

    The L15 has been an excellent pickup but it needed a couple of extra organizational tools; same with my trusty TS and S25. USPS delivered a packet yesterday containing a Clear Organizer Pouch...
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    Sticky: First day with the L15: ...

    First day with the L15:

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190511/8d25057a8c2c9631a28b6129bd698820.jpg

    Still working on the organization.

    The A5 Ghost Whale is holding my inbox of letters....
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    Main bag is either an A45 or a Tri-Star. I will...

    Main bag is either an A45 or a Tri-Star. I will pack the A45 for week-long trips or if I think I need the space upon return. The Tri-Star is nice for shorter trips, though I hate packing it. I’ve...
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    I’ve done two month-long trips solo: one trip...

    I’ve done two month-long trips solo: one trip island-hopping in Greece about 20 years ago, and the second one was to the Netherlands where I bought a used bike and rode across the country (plus added...
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    I bought a L15 for mostly the same reasons as...

    I bought a L15 for mostly the same reasons as @G42 mentioned. I use a S25 for laptop EDC because I have a 15Ē MacBookPro, and thatís about the only size backpack that can handle it well. I have a...
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