Tuesday, May 25, 2004


I made my first trip abroad when I was 15. I sailed the Mediterranean and traveled through Europe for six weeks with only a medium-sized suitcase and a small totebag.

Over the years, I perfected the art of flying off to New York or London with only a carry-on bag. I could go anywhere with just long, blonde hair, a black pantsuit, tight jeans, a couple of black tee shirts, black heels and a pair of boots I bought in Florence during that first trip to Europe.

These days, I can't seem to ever manage without enough luggage for six months!

A recent expedition to Western North Carolina required three suitcases, a totebag, field bag and an armload of things on hangers.

That was just for me.

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