1. We didn't bring our Macbook laptop
-We ended up spending a lot of money and a lot of time in dreary internet cafes as we worked on our travel blog. If we had our lap top, we could have done our writing at our often scenically located campsites. The Macbook in particular would have been useful because the ease of working with pictures on Iphoto.
2. We brought a tent
-Every inch of space in the van counts on a trip like this and we ended up carting our tent to Panama and back and never opening it. Unless you know for sure you are going to do overnight hikes - which not a lot of roadtrippers do - a tent is not necessary. Cheap hotels are a plentiful everywhere.
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