According to chef, author and television personality Anthony Bourdain, he has spent "about 250 days a year, for nearly the past decade" traveling. If you know much about Bourdain, you know that plenty of his destinations are not luxurious. The blunt, no-nonsense adventurer is familiar with travel that's rough around the edges, and he's developed certain procedures over the years. He shares some of these in the article linked below. For instance,
"In my carry-on, I'll have a notebook, yellow legal pads, good headphones. Imodium is important. The necessity for Imodium will probably present itself, and you don't want to be caught without it. I always carry a scrunchy lightweight down jacket; it can be a pillow if I need to sleep on a floor. And the iPad is essential. I load it up with books to be read, videos, films, games, apps, because I'm assuming there will be downtime. You can't count on good films on an airplane."
Read more about Bourdain's travel habits and necessities at Esquire.
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