This is my new mode of luggage for air travel. No more sweating it at the stinking baggage carousel. The larger one is a Rick Steves carry-on backpack. No wheels -- too heavy. I limit myself to what I can fit in these two bags. Much of the weight is electronic gear: 11" MacBook Air, along with DVD player, backup hard drive; iPad; iPhone; Garmin GPS; lightweight Epson digital projector PLUS cameras: Canon Powershot S-95, Panasonic Lumix G-1 with 3 lenses, and a Sony Cybershot panoramic camera.What a nerd, eh?
I get home tonight and then take off early Monday Morning to do some teaching at the North House Folk School on Lake Erie. They've got me a cabin on the lake, and on Thursday I'm paddling a canoe in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and I'm pretty excited about that.