Wow! We have a lot of stuff for two people traveling light around the world. It’s embarrassing telling people your traveling around the world on a shoestring and then asking their help to pull your two large duffel bags, two fully packed back-packs and two or three carry-on’s out of the car for you. Luckily, most people are forgiving, and after they have finished laughing at you they will throw in a hand.
It’s not as bad as it seems; first of all, we haven’t really even started our trip yet. We are at LeeAnnes parents house in Lisbon, Ohio for “Second Christmas”. While we are out of the house, and it will be some time before we see any parts of the east coast again, we aren’t really traveling yet are we?
Secondly, a lot of this stuff will be shed in stages (by design, not just happenstance!). We’re planning on biking and camping in New Zealand. After NZ we ditch the bike stuff, we’ll be camping a lot in Austraila so we’ll hold on to camping gear a bit longer but after Australia we ditch the that stuff.
So you see, we need all this stuff …right? Yeah, I’m not convinced either.