Writing about myself is such a pain. Let's try telling some stories instead.
Upon arriving in Israel a few years ago I discovered I'd made a planning snafu. Turns out answers to "Which hotel are you staying with?" and "What city will you be staying in?" are considered mandatory by border security in that country. I unfortunately didn't have answers as things were a touch... last minute. After a few minutes attempting to get some kind of acceptable answer out of me the poor security officer finally said "What exactly are you going to do after you pass through this checkpoint?" to which I replied "I don't know; Skype my office and see if they booked my hotel?"
I'd like to claim that's the last time I travelled without a firm plan and that almost being blocked at the border after twenty hours of flying taught me a lesson, but alas it didn't. Border guards often think I'm insane when I offer to show them important documents on my phone or fail to know exactly how many days I'll be in their country.
I'm a bit of a spontaneous person and details are better left to... someone. I've forgotten their name but if you give me a minute I'm sure I have an email from them on my phone I can show you.
The other day I put together a really small travel kit (pack towel, clothes line, passport, super light clothing, etc). I think I'm going to carry it in my bag at all times. International travel at the drop of a hat sounds awesome!
Update: totally forgot my kit on a vacation to New Orleans and had to have it fedex'd to me for a last minute trip to teach in Albania. Oops.