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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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taking a coat?
monty 42
Ugh! Clothes are not the problem!!!
csjs5254 38
In defense of checking a bag...
Scudder 42
7kg feels impossible
melmay14 41
Which over the counter meds and products to pack and which to buy in Europe?
Ruth 43
Camera suggestions
Christine 43
What I've bought so far...
advocatecare 42
You know you're a Ricknik when...
Nelly 41
Shaving cream
seacoastpet 41
Capsule wardrobe - Paris and Western France April/May
Pam 43
And there goes the zipper...
Zoe 43
True waterproof backpack . . . do they exist?
joncatmantim1 42
Request Makeup recommendation
Jean 43
Luggage or accessory requests from Santa?
Kim 43
Best gear for washing clothes in hotel
LF 42
Ladies, what do you wear on your flights?
Lulu348 43
PandaBear 43
Give yourself some slack on packing light
cchapin100 42
What are your 'must-have' travel products?
Jimmy 44
Wardrobe Picks for 3 weeks In Europe
liz 44
favorite toiletries bag
Ruth 44
Carry on Luggage, WHEELS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
jules m 43
Crossbody bag that carries waterbottle
jajomax 44
Downsides of checking your bags
bogiesan 42
It's BAG hunting time again! EDIT: Bought a bag!
Mardee 44
Question about international carry ons
paxf.589 43
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 44
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