Monthly Archives: February 2012

Should it stay or should it go?*

I bought a one way ticket to France. I’ve three bags to check, one carry on bag, and my computer briefcase. My return date to the USA is unknown. Mailing stuff there is costly. So the question is, of the many things I could bring, what should I actually bring?

It’s a bit like being god, deciding what gets raptured to France, and what gets LEFT BEHIND. British Airways will charge me a $100 per extra bag (up to 23kg/50lbs each), and while that’s steep, it’s much cheaper than any shipping alternative I’m looking into.  More of a limiting factor is how many bags I can manage between Dulles and Marseille (especially in England, where I must change airports). Continue Reading