After a lot of time and effort, I’ve saved up 200,000 frequent flyer miles on one carrier. Say what? Yes, that’s a lot. Enough for a coach-class “round the world” fare with 5 stops.
Some equipment (jackets, pants, Tevas, D90 D-SLR) I already have, but I’m loading up on gear this week while I’m in the States where the stuff is cheap. So far I picked up this pack, an Osprey Atmos 50:
Plus I’ve found:
- a lightweight down sleeping bag (perfect for hostels)
- short and long Smartwool shirts, 150 weight
- merino socks
- headlamp with AAA’s
- slimline money belt
- in the plans: lightweight shoes
What critical pieces of gear would you recommend? I have super short hair so can skip the shampoo, but I need to bring a beard trimmer. I hope one charge on my Braun will last 2-3 months, hehe.
Possible stops after I depart Munich:
- somewhere in South America
- New Zealand
- Asia… Korea? Thailand?
Where have you been? What was the BEST hostel you ever stayed at? (For me it was the AF Chapman ship in Stockholm). I’m definitely open for suggestions. I’m planning a couple of side trips from my main itinerary with separate airline flights or train trips. And I’m aiming for warm climates, as I won’t bring full winter gear.
Let’s see what happens — maybe I meet a few of you on my travels!