"My ultimate advice is simple. Follow Andy’s advice. Make lists, tick boxes, plan, check, double check and whatever you do... double bag your shampoo!" - Chris Packham CBE
Whether you're throwing together an overnight bag for a weekend break, packing for an adventure or activity holiday, or filling a suite of suitcases for a family fortnight in the sun, you'll find these lists indispensable.
The number of stamps in Andy Hinds' passport is only rivalled by those in Michael Palin's, and he's crammed a lifetime's experience of travel to places as diverse as Bournemouth and Buenos Aires into the advice in this book.
The result is a set of checklists that will allow you to settle back and enjoy your journey, secure in the knowledge that whatever your destination, you won't have forgotten any of the things you need to make your holiday perfect. Nothing more, nothing less.
And even if you never do go scuba diving in Latvia, you'll be interested to discover why Andy recommends taking two squash balls with you...
ISBN : 978-1-78830-945-5
Pages : 199
Size : 130x200
Imprint : Olympia Publishers
To some degree, my love of list-making is reminiscent of the fictional character Brian Stimpson, played masterfully by John Cleese in the film Clockwise. Stimpson is a headmaster who runs - some would say ruins - every aspect of his life to the minute. It transpires that this all-consuming habit came about because he was so bad at timekeeping in his youth, and now his pendulum has swung to the opposite extreme.