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    So you have a solid excuse to ignore work-related...

    So you have a solid excuse to ignore work-related calls for a week...and it costs NOTHING? That sounds awesome. Looking out the window of Europe's railscape without a phone to distract you will be...
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    The salespeople at places like Nordstrom usually...

    The salespeople at places like Nordstrom usually have very small bottles, tubs and atomizers for giving samples, they'll let you take a few for a travel kit. They're smaller than anything I have...
  3. Attaching a frame sheet to the Western Flyer

    I couldn't find any demonstrations of this in the forums, but saw some references that it is possible. Has anyone done this and used it intensively? Looking at this as an option to try before a...
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    If it's for work, see what your employer will...

    If it's for work, see what your employer will allow you to expense. My employer just has people use the international day pass. And if your employer won't expense it, then you might be surprised...
  5. I think it looks pretty well pared down;...

    I think it looks pretty well pared down; certainly you "could" get rid of a lot of stuff, but that alone isn't a reason to. I like paring things down in quantity, such that I'd have to buy things at...
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    Sticky: Overlooking the C concourse atrium at DEN on my...

    Overlooking the C concourse atrium at DEN on my first trip out to Seattle.

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    I had a respectable bit of time to wander around and get the feel of the city.

    But not. even. one. TB....
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    I believe there are also alarm apps that will use...

    I believe there are also alarm apps that will use your phone screen as the "lamp" for this purpose.
  8. Most airlines put their newest planes on...

    Most airlines put their newest planes on long-haul flights, and they tend to be quieter. The regional/older jets are where you'll be fighting the volume more. It also depends on where you sit on...
  9. Unless you have other stuff in the ScotteVest,...

    Unless you have other stuff in the ScotteVest, these should go in there, too. Check out Rolf Potts' no-bag blog how he uses his vest.
  10. For years I used Shure SE215s, which are great...

    For years I used Shure SE215s, which are great isolating earbuds with interchangeable cables. Once the buds themselves fell apart, I bought 3 headsets to try out; the Bose QC20, QC35, and the...
  11. Skip buying an overseas adapter for your USB box...

    Skip buying an overseas adapter for your USB box and and just buy a native USB box over there, probably cheaper too. The plane will certainly have a USB plug for keeping topped off in-transit, just...
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    Binder clips will work as well; take the loops...

    Binder clips will work as well; take the loops off the spring clip, and loop them through your zippers before putting them back into the clip. Just another reason to carry lots of them in your...
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    Kirkland brand bottled water from Costco. Light,...

    Kirkland brand bottled water from Costco. Light, thin-walled, tasteless...not officially "collapsible", but you can smash them down pretty easily to make room in your bag, and pop them back out to...
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    Some types of travel aren't good for one-bag. I...

    Some types of travel aren't good for one-bag. I can easily do 2 weeks on my own in my Western Flyer, but if I have to haul work equipment, drawings, or conference stuff I can end up with another bag...
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    One-bag is about compromising priorities. Big...

    One-bag is about compromising priorities. Big water bottle, leather hat, Pelican case...those are good examples of "wants". I would afford myself only ONE of those as luxuries, if it fits. the...
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    I started cutting them in half, they fill the...

    I started cutting them in half, they fill the space between other things really well that way.
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    Sticky: Western Flyer to settling into Chicago for a...

    Western Flyer to settling into Chicago for a little work and Karaoke with clients

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    That's outright indulgent right there. Real...

    That's outright indulgent right there. Real minimalists have no bags
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    Very cool! I like the incremental improvements...

    Very cool! I like the incremental improvements on solid designs better than the whole-cloth of some recent bags.

    Regarding the main compartment zipper; this configuration looks like the PCBP,...
  20. Soooo back to summer clothes; I've been liking my...

    Soooo back to summer clothes; I've been liking my Tilley Mashup hat. The fabric is more "rustic", and I think more stylish than the other Tilley offerings. The brim can be shaped when wet, I have...
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    I think dirty laundry is a great use for those...

    I think dirty laundry is a great use for those compression bags, particularly since they will do a better job segregating odors than other bags if you have to travel with dirty laundry. Large Ziploc...
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    A private citizen may drive any heap of junk they...

    A private citizen may drive any heap of junk they like in some states, but none of the above will be the case for rental cars, they are generally very well maintained. I don't know that rental...
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    Maybe something like this...

    Maybe something like this
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    I would caution against renting a stick. You can...

    I would caution against renting a stick. You can be sure that the clutches in rental cars are abused to the max, and whoever is lucky enough to be holding the bag when it burns out gets stuck with...
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    Driver handedness is good advice for everyone to...

    Driver handedness is good advice for everyone to pay attention to, Europe has both.

    In the same vein, avoiding driving altogether is good advice, particularly with so many transit options...
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