A trip to Vietnam, backpacking US National Parks—these were the experiences that were so obviously worth the planning effort and expense. When Sam goes backpacking he always has a stuff sack of sleep related items that go into the tent when he unpacks. We did not actually see this, but we met a couple that was doing a months long trip with a full sized Vitamix blender in a dedicated suitcase. The names of the places you’ve been start to slip away quickly on a long trip and we are very happy we’ve been keeping track. Train before a long trip.