I’m a backpack sort of girl, so much so that I can’t even remember the last time I used “real” luggage for a trip. Sometimes, I look at little rolling suitcases and laugh. “Ha! What a nightmare that must be to get through the streets, along sidewalks, over bumps and humps and gaps.” Other times, I’m at a loss when I want nothing more than to get my heavy bag off my back and kick it to where I need to take it next. Why isn’t there an app for that already?!
I decided to go against my normal travel mode on my train trip to Perth and take a classier approach with some luggage that has wheels. It’s cabin baggage size, so I’ll hopefully have no issues once I have to board that flight back to Sydney next week, but it was feeling extra heavy pulling it down the road today. I literally had to pull it on the road, though, because of some sidewalk construction on my walk to the local train station, so it was at that moment that I was cursing my decision to not have a backpack.
Besides that issue, I’m glad I have some luggage this time around. I think it looks nice, if that makes sense? I’m on this awesome train trip that takes me across the country of Australia in 3 nights, and I think a little class is in order. Oh yeah, I’ll be in the bar carriage soon sipping on red wine as we get further towards the outback.
But before I get too carried away, let’s talk about what went in my suitcase. I mean, really, how do you pack for a 3 night trip on a train? I’ll be working, writing, photo-ing and maybe spending a lot of quality time with myself, so I had to pack stuff that would allow for all of this to go down without going nuts.
It feels like I over-packed.
Let’s start with items to keep me busy:
My phone + charger.
My DSLR + charger.
Pat’s pocket camera + charger.
My laptop + charger.
Items to keep me nourished:
Coffee & beverage flavor packs.
Fruit + nut mix.
A few plastic cups + cutlery + paper plates.
Items to keep me comfy:
Clothes for all seasons (the train is cool, outside is hot).
There are so many other things I could have brought with me for this trip, but decided not to because I just can’t handle carrying too many things with me. This actually feels like quite a bit this time around, but that might have something to do with the extra bag of food I brought.
Ok, must go now and enjoy my awesome train ride!