Two weeks from today I take off to India for a two-month vacation. I was there seven years ago on a rushed, guided tour. Now I’m going to take my time and travel solo.
I am trying to do this with just one carryon based on the principles One Bag Travel so that nothing gets lost, my stuff is never out of my sight, and it’s far easier to move around. I urge you so take a look at the site underlined above and think about what you really need. One traveler noted that if you can pack for a week, you can pack for a month. I’ll purchase clothes and whatever else I might need in India.
One big effort has been to avoid taking a lot of electronics. I have whittled down that stuff to what you see here:
Here is what is going:
- Macbook Air 11″ ( the best travel laptop ever.)
- Samsung 8″ tablet as backup and as a reader.
- Canon G1x as the main camera.
- Nikon Cybershot DXC-HX9v as a backup.
- SPOT device for status updates to friends and family.
It made sense to leave all the lenses and camera bodies at home. Actually I sold all my big Nikon cameras and gave some others to the local college, since I have been following the trend to small, mirrorless cameras, although I already have some micro four-thirds gear and love it. The images from the little Nikon point and shoot have proven to be amazing.
I’ll be updating the blog as I go along. I also hope to meet a few of the Indian photographers/bloggers I have communicated with.