What I am NOT taking to Kenya

A few friends have asked what I'm taking with me to Kenya when I depart on July 11.

I think the more interesting question would be about what I'm leaving behind.

That list includes:

  • Make-up
  • A hair dryer
  • A purse
  • Dresses or cute clothes of any kind
  • Shoes other than sneakers and a pair of flip flops
  • Jewelry
  • My laptop

On any other trip, most of these items would be going in my suitcase. I might even need to check a bag. But for this ten day trip, I'm taking a carryon and a backpack, the latter of which I plan to use for my day-to-day moving around. 

One luxury item? My iPad full of books and maybe a movie or two to supplement the airlines' offerings.

This shouldn't be a big deal, but I suppose I have become high(er?) maintenance through the years. As a result, I am really excited to see how a stripped-down version of myself fares on this trip.