From spending Christmas paddling with feral piggies in the Bahamas to publicity on my 800-mile mission walk, my life seems to run the gamut. Jessie Festa, editor of the blog Jessie on a Journey, conducted a recent Q&A with me asking lessons learned during my hike, memorable local encounters, and how to prepare for this journey.

People ask me what I pack in my carry-on when I hit the friendly skies. Here’s the list… —————- LO & SON’S BAG: This carry-on is lightweight. There’s a million pockets to carry all my items. I LOVE the back panel sleeve that slips over the handles of my suitcase! —————– PILLOW & BLANKET: Many airlines