July 10, 2006

News & Opinion: Travel Tip: Take Less Books

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 7:14 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

I was on vacation last week enjoying some of the Michigan outdoors.

One problem I am always faced with is deciding what to take. As you can imagine, I have no shortage of titles to choose from.

My biggest problem is I take too many books with me. I never end up reading all of them. On this trip I took four books with me and I only read one of them. Jack will only take paperbacks with him to cut down on the weight.

As you are packing for those upcoming vacations, I am recommending you only pack two books - the one you want to read and a backup. You will have more room in your bags and your shoulders will appreciate the reduced load.

P.S. And to be clear -- you should not take anything work related. Pick up a novel. Read some history about the place you are going. I read a book on Aristotle (more on that tomorrow). Expand your mind.

About Dylan Schleicher

Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.