We love to travel and so we’re discussing why it’s so much easier to travel without checked luggage when flying and then we give some tips on the things that have helped us travel with less stuff. And we’re talking a few weeks in a carry-on, not just a weekend. It can be done! Plus we have a few updates on the garden and a very special early summer menu that you can download (complete with shopping list!). And of course we’re going to talk about our latest cool discoveries.
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We became carry-on only travelers after our two-week trip to Greece. We not only had to fly, but we also took a train and a car trip and stayed in four different places – we were SO glad we only had small bags to deal with. Since then we’ve traveled the states with only carry-ons and are taking another longer trip where we’ll put the carry-ons to the test again.
Here’s how I packed for that two-week spring trip in just a carry-on. My secret there was to use ziplock baggies, but this time I’m trying small packing cubes – will update you on how they worked!
Here’s the link to the article on not eating during flights to help combat jet-lag and feel better on landing.
A few of the things that help us travel light:
- A good, lightweight carryon – Brian talked about his favorite in the Austin, TX show and our year-end Cool Things recap.
- The small packing cubes I’m using: eBags Small Packing Cubes for Travel
- Silicone no-leak bottles & TSA approved clear quart bag.
- The “Technology” Bag Brian bought (aka, large computer bag with sleeve to sit on rolling suitcase handle).
- The audio splitter we use to listen to audiobooks together on flights.
House & Garden Updates
The raised bed vegetable garden took most of our time in May – above you can see the plantings, almost done paths, and if you look close, the pvc pipes on all the beds as part of our automatic watering system. We’re both so excited for this. We’re getting all our pictures, videos, and steps together to share a complete DIY tutorial for you because it’s awesome!
If you’re not sure what we’re talking about, you can see the raised bed vegetable garden plan here.
Here’s the promised week-long menu and shopping list download for you of healthy, real food dinners the whole family will enjoy. I hope this helps get your summer off to a great start!
CLICK HERE to open in a new window and download (or click the image above).
This is Really Cool!
Brian: Astonishing Legends podcast. Not horror, but deep dives into interesting, unsolved mysteries.
Jami: Love, Lucy by Lucille Ball. An autobiography (not found until after her death in 1989, but written in the early 60s). The audiobook is narrated by daughter Lucy Arnez.
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