Final Packing List for Big Backpacking Trip

I packed and re-packed 3 times before getting it right. Now I’m happy. But first… What is the best backpack for a big backpacking trip?  A few people have asked, my backpack is a Gregory Women’s Jade 60, which I have been so happy with. This is...

Packing my Backpack for a Big Trip

How does one pack for 6 months on the road? What shoes and how many pairs? Is $10 too much to spend on a titanium spork and will my new spork make it through airport security? These are the questions that have haunted me over the past month. Here are the principles I...

Major Closet Cleanout

I’m leaving the country for 6 months and renting our apartment to a subletter so guess what that means – time for an epic “spring” cleaning! Here are the questions I asked about each and every item in my closet and dresser: Epic Spring Cleaning...