No, I haven't forgotten about the passenger who refuses to store any of their personal items under the seat in front of him or her. That is on its way. In the meantime, I have one posting that seems to
A friend and I were out taking advantage of the gorgeous autumn weather and the various shades of golds, oranges, and reds when he asked about the checklists in my book, "Pack Like A Pro." Prior to seeing my book he didn't know what I'd meant when I referred to them as "checkable checklists." I realized that I'd inadvertently coined them checkable checklists and have since expected people to understand what I meant. Not so, Einstein.
So as I sit here in my favorite coffee shop, drawn-in by the aromas of Guatemalan dark roast and Neil Young singing about sitting in a burned-out basement, I am going describe checkable checklists. First of all what does one look like? The best way to describe it is to show you, so here is a sample of one category:
_____Hotel or Cruise Documents
_____Passport photocopies (2)
_____Visa (if required)
_____Travel Insurance Information
_____House and Car Keys
_____Emergency Contact Information
_____Wallet w/Drivers License
When printed-out, all you have to do is check-off the item (or cross-out an item that doesn't apply to you).
Secondly, what categories like the one above are included in this book? Here are some of the checkable checklist categories:
Business and/or Vacation Travel Checklists:
- Travel Essentials
- Financial Essentials
- Books and Reading Materials
- Women's attire
- Men's attire
- Hair Care
- Personal Care
- Honeymoon-Specific Essentials
- "Before You Leave"
- "Day of Departure"
- Summer Sports and Gear
- Winter Sports and Gear
But it goes one-step further and describes what to take on specific trips. Most people certainly wouldn't pack ski resort items if you're going on a cruise. So included are customized lists, destination-specific information, and sample wardrobes for the following:
- How to Pack for Carry-On Travel
- How to Pack for a Tropical Resort
- How to Pack for a Cruise
- How to Pack for a Ski Resort
- How to Pack for a Honeymoon
- How to Pack for Backpacking Through Europe
So really, Pack Like A Pro is a step-by-step guide to help you determine what to pack, how to pack in an efficient manner, and how to effectively use a packing list.
Ok, ciao for now. But I will be back shortly for more "plane-side chats."