For six weeks I have been on a mission to find that perfect bag and tag combination to allow maximum advantage given the airline tendency to eliminate the charm, convenience and comforts of travel. No food, no seats, no bags no service all aimed at price competition and a loss of adventure in the industry. Boarding an aircraft is now slower than a bus, more time consuming than a train and less romantic than a boat. The antidote to all this is an acceptance of the shifting reality and an adjustment in personal style. The hunt is on for the most limit defying bags, the boldest name tags and a review of the togs necessary for travelling in three climate zones, two seasons and the niceties of social dress codes. All of this to visit the Vatican and points north. Stay posted!