Two weeks from today will be my first full day (out of 55!) in Peru! The intention is that my trip will be a true blend of work and relaxation; I’m hoping to work industriously for seven five-hour days each week, leaving the balance of the time for sampling food, espresso, drinks, music, art, and the ocean. But those work hours will be crucial, and I’ve worked out an efficient, portable workstation in order to make that time as useful as possible.
I’ll bring my 2021 16″ MacBook Pro (M1 Max with 10-core CPU and 24-core GPU) (by far the computer I’ve been the happiest with and the most excited by since my first computer purchase in 1980!) in my carry-on luggage. Everything else you see on the table will be in my checked luggage:
- one Monduo 16 Inch Pro Duo collapsable two-panel display, which I bought early last year for travel, but which I like so well I’m using it daily at home
- one Apple Magic Trackpad
- one ZSA Voyager portable programmable keyboard, which I bought for the trip; it’s taken a while to figure out how to program it properly, but I love both the look and the feel — it actually makes me want to type things!
- one Astropad compact easel to raise the laptop slightly
I’ve been using it just as it’s set up in the photo, and it seems perfect. Watch out, to-do lists: I’ll be coming after you in Peru!