I’m just arranging my first post-COVID trip outside NZ. Back in the day, I was flying enough to identify quite strongly with George Clooney’s character in Up in the Air. I always had a bag ready and partly packed.
But even though my frequent flyer days have been on hold these last five years or so, I didn’t get out of the bag packed habit. Left to right: ocean swim, pool swim, laptop, band practice. There’s also a pétanque bag that stays in the car.
It’s hard for me to imagine getting along without these bags… so many fiddly bits needed for these activities that I could never get out the door reliably without them.