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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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Downsides of checking your bags
bogiesan 42
It's BAG hunting time again! EDIT: Bought a bag!
Mardee 44
Tom Bihn, Osprey, and Tortuga
Anita 45
Packing Light Question
jillramsey104 45
Alternative to large prescription bottles?
keelanmusik1 42
Carry on...
Patty 45
Packing for a family of five - are five carry-ons really the best idea?
Dani 43
What did you not pack that you now consider essential?
cala 45
How do you pack for 1 (or 2) night stands?
MariaF 45
Money Belt v. Neck Wallet
tangiergal 45
So Rick always says....
denisecyoung 44
Bringing RS tour guidebooks on trips
Jill M 44
Please don't call it a fanny pack!
avirosemail 42
Vest (or waistcoat): what are the pros and cons?
avirosemail 42
Gifts for Travelers
MHA 45
comfort items for international travel
Susan D 45
Anyone buying anything from a Black Friday sale?
Mardee 45
5 week train trip, luggage and packing worries!
pamraitt 46
Normal travel-size toiletries vs. travel bottles?
TravelbugTeacher 44
Rick's Travel Aid Kit is a MUST take Item
dmmerry 43
Preparing Home Before You Travel
Pilgrim 45
What would you do?
Frank II 45
Joining the packing cube cult?
Jane 45
The trade offs of ultralight luggage
Cindy H 46
Will I regret using Ziploc bags instead of packing cubes?
karen256 46
Yet another reason to go carry on
Cindy H 45
Best travel bag
jpl 47
New experience - I checked a bag!
Jean 46
Do you wear your engagement ring?
vitani88 47
Packing Cubes and the time my Rick Steves guidebook set off the TSA bomb alert
rkhoar 47
Do you pack by "daily outfit" or by "type" ?
Laura B 46
Fanny pack with inner lining that does't disintegrate (too soon)
andymhancock 45
How Much Clothing Do You Pack?
Marie 46
For the Ladies: How Not to Look Like a Frizzy Mop Head?
crwawro 47
Opinions On This Money Belt
Andrea 47
How many pairs of walking shoes to pack?
Mardee 47
What does your bag weigh?
Cerastez 47
Need Help w/ Winter Clothing!
MD 44
Largest Suitcase allowed on International Flights
Gerry 47
Hanging toiletry bags
Hickory 48
Compression vs packing cubes
bxrlover 48
Help me understand the 3-1-1 rule
ChinaLake67 49
How do you take all your paperwork?
Lulu 49
Spinners -- The Four-Wheel Fantasy
bodo 49
Too many luggage choices?
Sun-Baked in... 41
Cashmere fans
Wray 47
Backpack Temptation
Lo 48
Pros/Cons of a roller bag or backpack
stephanie.ring1 49
Organizing a Tote Bag - any ideas?
Pam 46
Shoe color suggestions with wardrobe.
Lulu 50