here’s everything i’m taking on my trip. while the amount of clothing is staying about the same, i’m taking about half the “extras” i took to Vietnam. i’m also taking far less camera gear.  i realized about halfway through that trip that i really overpacked / overplanned for the “what ifs” which did nothing but give me a heavier pack.  a few more trips and i should have the ultimate gear list perfected…

-2 t’s
-1 long t
-1 semi dress shirt
-2 shorts
-1 pr. trunks
-2 pr. socks
-3 pr. drawers
-1 fleece pullover
-2 beanies
-1 bandana
-1 pr. trail runners
-1 pr. flips
-1 pr. slip ons

shades, lite multitowel, pacsafe 85, trusty timex watch, €100, wilderness wash, led headlamp, elastic clothesline, spork, international driver’s license, extra passport photos, copies of all documents, extra credit / debit card, and my sweet passport.

toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, deo, q-tips, bandaids, imodium, tweezers, needle / thread, pepto tablets, Tylenol, Advil, and my inhaler which all fits in my handy green REI toiletry kit bag.

-nikon d300 camera body
-nikon d80 camera body
-canon sd1100 point and miss camera
-nikon 17-55mm 2.8 lens
-nikon 50mm 1.8 lens
-sb800 speedlight
-2 pocketwizards
-extra eneloop AA’s, six 4gb sandisk extreme III cf cards, sandisk cf reader, lots of cords and cables
-lacie rugged 500gb external harddrive
-13″ macbook pro (adobe photoshop cs4 and lightroom 3)
-thinktank streetwalker pro backpack (a company who bob was published by and i am a working paid model for!)

everything above fits in my kelty tornado 4200 backpack and weights in just under 32lbs. it should all do me just fine for the 15 or so days we are traveling through. and just in case i get bored on the flights over, my iphone will be in my pocket loaded up with new crosswords, new podcasts, and great new music thanks to a certain pretty lady.

i think i’m set.


I’ve been shooting like crazy these past few weeks!  Niece, nephew, cousins, friend’s kids, family, you name it.  And this last weekend, A WEDDING!!!  While it was tons of fun, it was without a doubt the most terrifying thing I’ve done in a long time.  Some people like it, I don’t.  That said, I’m so glad I did it.  I’ll be posting up some of my favorites in the next few days…

For now, I hope you enjoy this post.  (Really, how could you not with all these cuties?)

Montenegro and Bosnia and Croatia and Slovenia, oh my!

On 09-28-10, I’m heading off on another adventure.  My pal Bob and I are flying out of CWA to Pogdorica, Montenegro and we’ll make our way up the Adriatic coast through Bosnia, Croatia, and Slovenia.  Like Vietnam, we have nothing planned (I think that’s the best way really…)  All we know for sure is that we need to be in Ljubljana, Slovenia by the 13th of OCT to catch our flight home.

Sign on and follow along starting SEP 28th if you are interested!