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Never wear a tie with your short sleeve button down

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May 26, 2023Liked by Joel Bowman

I have traveled the world over for months at a time and survived on shorts, sandals, and tee shirts. Pack one suitable dress shirt and pants and wear them on the plane where the often try to freeze you to death. I only travel to countries where the “climate suits my clothes”

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May 26, 2023Liked by Joel Bowman

Throw in a 20' hank of black parachute cord , and a lighter to melt tha scissor cut possibles..

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May 25, 2023Liked by Joel Bowman

I Loved This!!! But, I've never been able to pack a hat, other than a ball cap, without it looking like a Stomped Gift Box when unpacked.

What's the Secret?

Thanx DB

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May 25, 2023Liked by Joel Bowman

I read MANY years ago that the experienced traveler carries half the luggage and twice the cash of his less-experienced fellow. I realize that nobody carries a lot of physical cash these days, but clearly, you are applying this principle. You must have some way to keep your credit cards paid up.

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May 25, 2023Liked by Joel Bowman

You’ve convinced me to stay at home in the good ‘ol USA and be a slob, but not an ass. If I tossed my jeans, I’d have nothing left. I will, however, live vicariously through your writings.

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Jun 3, 2023Liked by Joel Bowman

I have worn boots and jeans and long sleeve button up shirts for 60 years. It’s what I do and this will never change. I appreciate your opinion though and do enjoy your writing style.

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May 27, 2023Liked by Joel Bowman

Wow- that’s a lot to pack in a carry on. What about toiletries? Can you bring a backpack as well on these international flt / carriers? I think it’s great and enjoy the updates ( a little like the postcard articles). Maybe I am just a little bit jealous.

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The snowboard bag won’t work as carry-on. However, I do ensure it’s the only checked item and best I can do is stick an apple tag into it and watch it travel to the beaches of Hawaii whilst I shiver in Hokkaido at the (empty) baggage carousel and contemplate rentals. Snowboarding is the only international travel I indulge in these days.

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