If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’re probably a gear junkie like me. Or maybe you’re trying to get your packing under control and are here to learn how to travel carry-on-only.
Either way, you want to know what to pack and how to pack it.
We write as much as we can but aren’t the only ones covering travel gear. Check out some of our favorite travel gear blogs below. Some of these sites inspired us while designing the Tortuga Travel Backpack and while starting this blog.
NOTE: We already covered our favorite travel hacking blogs in an earlier post.
1. For Everything You Need to Know: One Bag
Doug Dyment of OneBag.com
One Bag is more of a bible than a blog.
The often-updated site for all things carry-on was started in 1996 by writer and speaker Doug Dyment.
The exhaustive site covers ‘What to Pack,’ ‘What to Pack It In,’ ‘How to Pack It,’ and a variety of packing lists.
I first discovered One Bag when we were still in the conceptual stages of the Tortuga and long before we ever started blogging.
Doug’s writing on rectilinearity is why we designed the Tortuga to be as rectangular as possible. Bags with rounded edges make look “cooler,” but they fit less stuff despite having the same footprint as the Tortuga.
Like Doug, we believe that dual-purpose travel bags are “compromise solutions.” That’s why the Tortuga is only a backpack and doesn’t convert into a shoulder bag.
Many thanks to Doug for his (unknowing) mentorship and guidance. Check out One Bag for everything you need to know to pack in a single bag for any trip. If you only read one packing site, make it One Bag.
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