I am notorious for packing my suitcases (yes, plural) incredibly heavy for any trip I take. This frustrates My DH, Joe, who can zip around the world with only a teeny carry-on.
He frequently reminds me of the time we were traveling around England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland, loaded down with a very large, very heavy suitcase, plus suit bag. And that was just for me. By midway through the trip, I had the brilliant idea to lighten our load by mailing home all our dirty clothes, plus the suit bag. I had to grudgingly agree that this made life easier.
So for this upcoming trip, he has issued a challenge- to only take a 21 inch bag apiece. (exactly 21″x13″x8″) Hmmm… I’m always up for a challenge, so now how to approach this. I know for sure I will need to bring:
bathing suit and water shoes (in a pinch, I can ditch the shoes and buy them there), a couple pair of capris or bermuda pants and matching tops, a skirt and matching top and ballet flats in case of eating out, of course undergarments. Oh yes, some nightwear.
Electronic gizmos: Can’t live without my iphone, charger and noise cancellation headset. I’ll load a few movies onto it, so I can always watch a movie on the plane. gotta take my camera, charger, and memory cards, too.
Books, Magazine, toiletries and any Rx can go in my carry on with the electronic stuff.
There! That was easy… now to actually stick to the plan and see if it will fit in my brand new 21″ bag. I can do this! Hmmm… perhaps I need to do a practice run?
(Of course, my back up plan is I can buy a whole new wardrobe once I’m there, plus all new makeup, books to read, etc. Then I need a new bag in order to lug it all home again!)
Any tips for packing light?? Hugs, Carla