Years of traveling has made me a very efficient packer. I use packing cubes to sort my clothing. When I first arrive, I like to have a single outfit ready to change into after a very long flight. Packing cubes makes it easy to grab necessities, even when I have to check my suitcase at the hotel lobby while waiting for my room to be readied.
Using Marie Kondo’s folding method, I can fold/roll my clothing to fit neatly into small spaces. I also bring an assortment of shirts made of fabrics that do not require ironing. I usually find that it is necessary to buy one or two additional shirts during my travels, but this is much easier than hauling a large suitcase or bringing two!
I also read several blogs on packing for summer in the U. K., including special focus on the newest leg of my journey, a train ride to Scotland! One of the blog sites that helps me get inspiration and provides practical tips for travel is travelfashiongirl.com, which provides some basic packing lists for various seasons around the world and travel tips.
It’s about one month before my flight and I have prepared my suitcase and written out my research travel itinerary. I will likely remove some items, and add others over the next few weeks. But, my bag will be packed and zipped one week before my flight.
Dr. Erica Mongé-Greer, holding a PhD in Divinity from the University of Aberdeen, is a distinguished researcher and educator specializing in Biblical Ethics, Mythopoeia, and Resistance Theory. Her work focuses on justice in ancient religious texts, notably reinterpreting Psalm 82’s ethics in the Hebrew Bible, with her findings currently under peer review.
In addition to her academic research, Dr. Mongé-Greer is an experienced University instructor, having taught various biblical studies courses. Her teaching philosophy integrates theoretical discussions with practical insights, promoting an inclusive and dynamic learning environment.
Her ongoing projects include a book on religious themes in the series Battlestar Galactica and further research in biblical ethics, showcasing her dedication to interdisciplinary studies that blend religion with contemporary issues.