Traveling light; almost all your necessities in a daypack


Collect all your "must take" travel gear, stow it in your favorite daypack - and you are ready to travel on a moment's notice!

If you like to travel frequently, like we do, you need to be ready to depart when the mood strikes you. 

Here in central California, just 90 minutes from the San Francisco Bay Area, Napa Valley, coastal mountains, the Sierra foothills; two-plus hours from Lake Tahoe, Yosemite and the north California coast; the urge to travel hits us regularly! We aim to have just about everything we need for a quick day-trip or weekend trip packed in a ready-to-go backpack. Items within include, clockwise from top right, two hats o(n top of the backpack), two sets of binoculars, a couple of books including “Travel Writing” (of course), battery charger, cell phone accessories, exterior cell phone battery pack, a mini stuff sack, reading glasses and sunglasses, extra keys, water bottle, sunblock, mini umbrella, light gloves. In the center, two bandanas and small first aid kit.  And, if into Canada or Mexico, passports!

During the winter months, we also add other items including tire chains, a couple plastic bags which can double as rain gear, additional winter jackets and gear.  We also pack maps, cell phone, camera, snacks, drinks – and corkscrew!

So, freshen up that travel pack, and get planning!  For more travel inspiration, see my blog,, or write me at

Enjoy those travels in our lovely west!

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