Pack light for a more enjoyable adventure

One of the issues that confounds travelers is what to pack. Vacations of seven days or more can be really challenging. Each time we view a garment or other item, we ask ourselves, should I take it? We worry whether the suitcase will meet the weight restriction at the airport.

I have written about packing, focusing mainly on items I found useful in my vacations. I still stand behind the suggestions, but notice that some suggestions are better suited to those staying in one place for a week or more. What if you’re seeing several destinations for just a day or two each? You need to pack lighter so you can be mobile.

pack light, tips for packing light, how to pack lightThis concept hit home while viewing an episode of Rick Steeves’ Europe TV show. The episode in particular, “European Travel Skills, Part 2,” aired recently on public television (though it first aired in December 2012). Steeves offers several useful tips during this episode, one of which pertains to packing. (Incidentally, the entire three-part series is very informative. Watch it if you can.)

Steeves, as you’ll know from watching the program, visits several sites during each episode. As such, he’s constantly on the go. During this segment he implores viewers to pack for mobile traveling.

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