I’m notoriously a light packer.
My motto has always been, “If you forgot it, you can buy it.” (Although that’s not always true.)
I tend to fret over packing too many things. Am I bringing too many pairs of jeans? Do I really need three tank tops? Can I wear slippers with everything? I once went on a 10-day trip with only a backpack — and even then I thought I had brought too much stuff.
So I pack only what I need — sometimes a little less — and hope it lasts the duration of the trip. I’ll re-wear jeans and sweaters, match everything to either black or brown (not both), and I load up the Kindle Fire with a couple of books and several magazines. It’s all good.
I picked up tips from other light packers — like ditching toiletries and wearing the bulkiest stuff on the plane — but I’m always looking for more.
So this is a shout-out to all of you travelers out there: what’s your best packing advice? I’m starting a list!