Onebag roundup – week of 11 May


Her Packing List reviewed the Osprey Talon 44 backpack and Packing Less reviewed the Able Carry Daybreaker backpack.

Too Many Adapters reviewed the Aukey Sprint power adaptor.


The Cleanest Line excerpted from Mark Kurlansky’s book Salmon: A Fish, the Earth, and the History of Their Common Fate, reflecting on the extinction of species and where that puts us.


Travel In Your Own Way posted on what the return to travel will be like after COVID (if there even is such a time). Some want to see travel that’s “slower and more thoughtful — tourism that doesn’t just benefit the traveler, but also the local economies and local communities.” In the meantime, everyone in tourism is struggling, including a Thai merchant down from $300 per day to $2.

Travel In Your Own Way also plots a train route from Lisbon to Ho Chi Minh City, as an eco alternative to flying.

Good Nature Travel posts a mother / daughter whale-watching trip in Baja.

The Cleanest Line posts about the ardent global community of river-snorkelers.

The Cleanest Line also has a story on Coyhaique, Chile, which is trying to move away from an economy based on mining and resource extraction to an environmental economy based on tourism, mountain-biking, fishing, etc.

Never Ending Voyage took in Milford Sound, New Zealand via a flight from Queenstown and then a cruise.

Small Footprints, Big Adventures visited Elephant Parade Land in Chiang Mai.


Tortuga published All the Packing Tips you need to travel like a pro and revisits rolling versus folding packing methods.

Tortuga also wrote on how to build a capsule wardrobe. The article includes the famous Obama endorsement of onebag, as quoted by Michael Lewis:

“You’ll see I wear only gray or blue suits,” [Obama] said. “I’m trying to pare down decisions. I don’t want to make decisions about what I’m eating or wearing. Because I have too many other decisions to make.”

It also links to a Forbes article about eighteen celebrities who always dress the same because apparently it’s not just Steve Jobs, everyone is doing it these days.

I wrote a packing analysis of a favorite short story of mine, The Things They Carried.