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So we went to Penang Island in Malaysia last week. It was incredible. Definitely recommend.
As we prepped for the trip, I realized we have gotten into a packing formula of sorts. Not only that, but we’ve honed our division of labor on who packs what.
So here is our formula. This is how two adults pack themselves and two kids into two duffels and two carry-on book bags.
So James and I have a travel planning system. (And I don’t just mean the system where he wishes I would do more travel planning. I’m working on it!)
Usually, I’m the big picture person. I think about what general location would be good and when we should go. Then James drills down into the details like flight, hotel, restaurants, and what to see, etc.
If it sounds like James does more, that’s probably accurate. In my defense, I do a lot more planning on our local adventures. Although not in my defense, I just tell James “I want to go to X” and then he stares at maps and figures out how to get there. So I guess it’s exactly the same. #sorrynotsorry
This is why I was so proud of myself when I planned an upcoming trip. The whole thing! But it didn’t quite work out that way . . .