Some of the questions and comments I hear most about the traveling process have to do with packing. (These are second to the moans and groans about booking a flight which, in my mind, is the biggest mental challenge in the world of travel. I’ll delve into that another day.) Unless you’re a true nomad and live only out of a suitcase, there’s no way around it, you have to pack for your trips. However, it’s doesn’t have to be grueling or stressful. And, like booking a flight, once it’s done, you’re mentally free to focus on the other aspects of your journey.
After a lifetime of traveling, both last-minute work trips and long-planned vacations, I’ve learned there’s a simple packing process that helps relieve pre-trip stress.
I credit my frustration with corporate life and my beloved Boston Terrier, Percy, with naming my blog. For years, I had been tired of my corporate job. One day, about two years ago, I’d had a particularly rough day at the office. So, when I got home, Percy and I harnessed up and headed out for a walk. As we sauntered along in our usual way, it began to rain (totally par for the course for that day). While the rain fell and we walked on, I thought about my life. I was pretty miserable. I’d been miserable for a while. I needed to get away. Perhaps a vacation would help?
Hi, I'm Brooke. I travel the world at every opportunity, and I hope to help you do the same. I offer travel tips and insights from a real world, every day perspective. Read more about me and my vision for Happy Tracks here.