As part of putting off actually writing about the trip, a task which still seems far too monumental to be attacked successfully, I’m going extoll some of the great gear which I really appreciated during this trip.
First is luggage. You can’t really travel without carrying something with you.
I used my Tom Bihn Id laptop bag (which I still totally adore), with the laptop sleeve removed (I went sans-internet) as my books/snacks/passport/etc… bag. It was light and roomy, with easy access pockets for tickets, and secure zippered pockets for wallets and keys.
I recently bought a carry-on sized rolling suitcase. […]