Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I'm headed to India!

It's been awhile since I've blogged, mainly due to a lack of time since my son, Gavin Denison Getchius, was born on September 20. It's been such a wonderful experience to be a father. I look forward to all the milestones ahead in life in raising children.

Today's blog is short and sweet, like my trip to Chennai, India, for work. I leave today and return to MSP on December 7. Here are a few tips for packing my bag. True to form, I'm not going to check any luggage, other than some materials I'm bringing for the conference which saved my company a few hundred dollars since I can check two bags for free on Delta. So how do I travel internationally? With a carry-on suitcase and a backpack.

Here's what's inside my carry-on suitcase:
  • 8 sets of undergarments (t-shirts, socks, underwear)
  • 5 polo shirts
  • 4 t-shirts
  • 4 long sleeve button down dress shirts and four pairs of slacks
  • 3 neckties
  • 1 pair of tennis shoes
  • 1 pair of gym shorts
  • Eye glasses, contact solution, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, mosquito repellent (with DEET) (all less than 3oz, of course)
Since my previous trip to Finland in late 2008, I've packed a little smarter with my airplane entertainment and electronics. The technology available to consumers and on the planes has also advanced. Here's what's in my backpack:
  • International power converter
  • Apple headphones
  • Noise cancelling headphones
  • Passport, immunization card, and VISA
  • Flight itinerary, hotel confirmations
  • Digital camera
  • Video camera
  • iPod
  • iPad
  • Notepad
  • Two books
I can't wait to blog and share my experiences with everyone. Bon voyage!!!