First... the bag:
For just about any trip, I carry the Under Armour Corporate Brief bag
. Big enough to fit a day or two's clothes, a notebook, and all the random gadgets you might need. Small enough to fit under an airplane seat or in overhead storage. Lots of padding to protect my gear. Kickass bag.
Ipaq PDA with PCMCIA sleeve
An older PDA, but still does the job, and is great to have along on little weekend trips. The PCMCIA sleeve gives me access to Wifi networks, and a 2GB HDD allows me to watch movies on long flights. The ability to chat, check and reply to email, and surf the web from a tiny device is a huge plus. Add my IRDA stowaway keyboard and I'll stay a happy camper for a good while.
20GB Apple iPod
Lots of music, and it's a portable hard drive. I don't think this needs any more explanation. I also pack a retractable USB cable
for use while on the road.
Nintendo GBA SP
Gaming on a PDA is ok... but it just can't compete with the bazillion games available on the GameBoy. Plus, if I don't play games on my PDA, that means more battery time for surfing the web and watching movies. :mrgreen:
Koss KSC50 headphones
, and sound great.
Sony f505 digital camera
I have had this camera
forever, and still really like it. Takes great pictures, isn't too
big, and the battery life is great.
Penguin Cinamon caffeinated mints
Mints are always handy to have... especially on long flights that tend to make my mouth feel dry and nasty. Cinnamon goodness
Um... and I think that's about it. If it's longer than a few days, I might take my Tablet PC from work or my personal Vaio... but I try to avoid taking a notebook computer with the recent crackdowns on security.