How I travel for 5 days with only carry-on luggage
I recently traveled to Beirut, Lebanon to work with a mall developer there on selecting space and developing entertainment concepts for three of their malls. Checking luggage can be a pain, especially if it gets misdirected and doesn’t end up where you do, or possibly lost. Last year in the U.S. almost 1.8 million bags were lost, stolen or damaged domestically. Waiting for it to show up on the luggage belt at the end of the trip also takes time and can be a pain. So whenever I can, I only travel with carry-ons. That way I know wherever I end up, I’ll end up with my luggage.
I spent three days in Beirut and one day traveling to get home (three flights with a total of 15 hours in the air with two layovers at hub airports), so that is four days worth of clothing. Then I always carry an extra day’s clothing as things can go wrong while flying and you can often end up arriving one day later. So that’s the five days.
Here’s a photo I took of my luggage when I left on the trip. The carry-on is a regulation size carry-on spinner (4 wheels) and on top is my computer bag. Due to the angle of the photo, the computer case looks larger than it really is.
Here’s what was in them both:
Yes, that’s right, all that fits in what you see in the photo. If I need a sports coat for business, I wear that onto the plane.
And speaking of international travel, I’m off to Da Nang, Vietnam for the 7th time to work on our entertainment project there. Construction is progressing rapidly; 15 hours a day, 7 days a week. Here are some progress photos from August 17th.
The columns from the basement garage have all been constructed and formwork has started for pouring the concrete ground floor. No, that is not a space ship in the background in the middle photo. It’s the Da Nang National Soccer Stadium.
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We have some very interesting articles in this edition of our Leisure eNewsletter about the impact of mobile connectiveness on real world entertainment experiences, frugality, changes to leisure time, 4K for screens and the cinema, and our newest project. And don’t forget about attending Foundations Entertainment University September 17-19.
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