CWSocial - OK, this will expose my lack of tech knowledge but why is the USB-C port for power in/out important. I might understand this after I used it but I can't picture the whys on this! My iPad Mini has a C port but my iPhone has a lightning connector. I would have to have a cord that is either 2 "C"s or a C and a lightning? I like those Aertrex boots! They look very comfortable and should be good on cobbles if there is some precip causing them to be slick! And no, you are not supposed to wait, hahaha!
HB Trotter! Birthday or Christmas or Saturnalia or other seasonal holiday...all work, lol!
David, yes, a tablet is kind of essential now. A few years ago when my Kindle pooped out the forum folks talked me in to an iPad Mini and I've not looked back.
Barbara, I'd encourage you to do some trial packs before you have to pack for real. The pocket at the top for your 3-1-1- bag is handy but it also invades the space in the bag so you will want to figure out how to pack "around" it. I hope you like it. The real selling point for me was the 4.5# weight. And yes, I weighed it with my hand-held scale and it was exactly 4.5 pounds, lol.
Ms Jo...sounds like the Compostela is calling you again! I've seen some of those hiking umbrellas and they look very handy when you need both arms for (new, lol!) hiking poles.
Andrea - thanks for that information. I will study your links and may have more questions. I see this will mean I can't have my Van Gogh Almond Blossom phone case, hahaha!! The 2nd link looks like it does about 2 full charges which is a bit more than the Clutch. So did you carry both the charger in the 2nd link and have your phone in the charger case when you all were out and about?
Laurel, that cubelet looks good. I'd been looking at the Sidekick which is larger but this looks good for my "wear on the plane" cross body. As a solo traveler I like to have a cross body on all the time on the plane that has my passport, money, CC, etc. The Airquarts look great! I see in looking at the website many use those for a back-of-the-seat item as well. Have you been thru security at CDG or Heathrow with liquids in this bag? Just asking because I'd seen reports about CDG and it happened to me in September that at security they want everything in a quart/litre ziplock and were handing them out. I'd changed this year back to a ziplock to cut weight so was OK. I've had this happen at LHR as well. Looked quickly at the website and did not see a weight on the AirQuart?
Mardee - laughing...yes, Ms Instant Gratification here as well. I've had to hold myself back on the Anker charger because I thought that would be a good present for someone to give me IF they will give me exactly what "I" want. That's the problem isn't it? And good to know your experience with it.
Excellent ideas from everyone! Well, I've now got several more things on my lists to give and to possibly receive, lol. I usually spend Christmas afternoon online ordering everything I wanted and didn't get given, hahaha.