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Share tips on packing light, travel gear, etc

Pack light. Share your creative tricks to fit your world into a small bag for a European trip. Or, since we all slip a goofy little extra in, which soothing, handy, or fun packing extravagances can you justify? If it is about packing for your big trip, discuss here.

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Kim 18
When is Rick's next sale?
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Lush Shampoo Bar
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32 Degrees Cool Pants
Debra 1
Contact lens solution
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No safe - now what?
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Packing cubes
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Lightweight pants for a big guy
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Travel Pillow
Sharon 12
What non-essential item(s) do you pack?
horsewoofie 67
My invention for packing a hat
Grace 11
Question for the ladies
bjs323 79
mktab 26
Request Makeup recommendation
Jean 31
Who has the 14-page packing list we were all talking about a couple weeks ago?
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REI sale
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Noise cancelling headphones
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Best outerwear for function and versatility across 4 months in Europe
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Shorts in Milan, Italy
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Luggage Storage
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Tip for Blister Prevention
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40 L backpack/suitcase suggestions
Victoria 28
Wheeled underseat bag recommendation
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Hidden Pocket: a Cautionary Tale
Jane 39
Packing clothes for switzerland and italy
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Packing meds
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When do you start packing your clothes?
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5 pounds too heavy
Nelly 18
Packing light for a Big Guy
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Shipping clothing back to the States
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Packing wine
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Packing Light....or Really Trying
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What size luggage
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choosing a backpack
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Ryan Air carry on bag requirements
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Superfluous contents
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Travel Clothes Brands/Stores
gonzo2357 27