Hello everybody! I haven't been around much. Pretty much went into hibernation this winter. As a relative noob I'm sure I wasn't missed too much, but man, I missed this place! What a crazy 12 months. About a year ago I decided to go back to school and complete my degree. June was evacuation time for the Wood Hollow Fire. December was 'have a deer rearrange the front of your car' month... And a hundred other things called life in between. Now I'm a couple months away from my 'capstone' project which involves a research trip to southern Africa. So all you jet setting, international men of mystery types... chime in here What did you forget that you wish you hadn't? What did you take that you wish you left behind? tips for renting cars, communicating with loved ones, travel insurance, currency exchange, etc... I haven't been out of the US (well North America I guess) in 20 years... I'm freaking out a little.