If Travel is so Great, Why is Packing so Hard? Adventure-a-Day #12

Apparently I’m not the only one who grinds to a halt when it’s time to pack for a trip. One of my travel writer friends chimed in with a “That happens to me too!” when I posted about it on Facebook.

tiny light blue teddy bear walking on a big orange line set between parallel lines of steel

Snug on the Prime Meridian in Greenwich
(Photo credit Jill Browne)
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It’s like I have one foot on each side of the line, wanting to tidy things up at home but also wanting to get away.

And I always find my back gets sore when I pack.

I thought it was from carrying luggage and bending over at an awkward angle to put stuff in and out of my suitcase.

Yesterday, though, I discovered that it’s almost entirely psychosomatic. I guess there’s more stress involved than I realized!

At least I know what I’m dealing with. I simply have to come to terms with not being able to be in two places at one time. Darn.


This is my standard form of disclosure that I am retroactively adding to all blog posts done before April 1, 2018, and will add to all new posts.

1. Is this experience open to the public?


2. Who paid the cost of me doing this?

I did.

3. Did I get any compensation or special consideration for writing this blog post?


4. Would I be as positive about this place if I had gone as a regular visitor?

Yes. I did go as a regular visitor.


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