Final stretch packing brought up a packing challenge: How do I keep everything straight in my bag so that I am not constantly digging for the things I need? After some consideration, becoming a bag lady appears to be the best option.

To save weight, my bag is a soft shelled duffle with wheels. There are no compartments and there is nothing more annoying than wanting a pair of socks in a rush and not finding them for 5 minutes until the entire bag is unpacked on the hotel floor. To save the aggravation, I spent $4 on mesh bags and ziplocks to contain the chaos. Each bag will be dedicated to an item. Jeans and other large items will travel bagless, but underwear, socks and even short sleeve shirts will be bagged for easy access.

Two days until takeoff...Next up, where to part the Subaru in Atlanta!