So, we're leaving for two weeks in Hawaii (Kauai and Big Island). I'm thinking of bringing either my Blackbird Clara or Concert Flea, BUT without a case. In other words, I would stick it in my backpack with the headstock sticking out the top. I like to travel light and don't want to bring a separate case, even if it is a Mono bag.
Is this a terrible idea?
I get with temperature changes, the strings my go out of tune and such, but I would like to continue practicing even while on vacation. (funny, that i'm considering bringing the non-Hawaiian ukuleles that I own to Hawaii).
Bonus question: any fun uke related things to do on those two islands?
I don’t think it a terrible idea, in your position I’d take the Flea and put it in a thin bag to both give it some modest protection and to keep it out of sight. However I don’t have a Concert Flea - complete with its good reputation for sound and durability - so I’d likely take one of my old painted laminate Mahalo U30’s because they’re: as tough as old boots; adequate for holiday use (I find); and inexpensive to replace.