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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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rankster 11
Anyone else struggle with RickSteves' customer service for a defective item?
Randy 22
How to Protect Shoes in Luggage
randall.dicki... 15
Shipping a computer/electronics
Rainy day lady 5
When is Rick's next sale?
Rainy day lady 5
ISO stainless steel hot pot for 110 v travel
Rainy day lady 8
Rick Steves Civita shoulder bag for urban sketching
Rainy day lady 4
RS packable waist pack and backpack
Rainy day lady 4
How to wash Veloce bag?
Rainy day lady 15
Rick Steves Classic Bag question
Rainy day lady 7
Carryon weight limited to 7Kg on international flights, new?
rafisach 27
How much hard cash for London and Lauterbrunnen?
RafaFan 13
How do I Pack Light for Fall in Iceland?
Rachelle 4
Immersion Water Heater?
Rachel 17
Convertible backpack or rolling carryon?
rachel 22
Weather & clothing.
ptab49 6
pshapard 14
I think i am over packing
psea 21
What did you pack that you should have left at home and what should you have packed...
psea 53
Packing woman's formal wear in carry-on
Priscilla 11
Brands/companies with good warranties?
Priscilla 14
Merino Wool sweater on SALE!
Priscilla 6
Travel nebulizer?
prettyunicorn64 1
Back pack or messenger bag?
preceptgirl7 17
Away Bigger Carry On
postitivealti... 11
Ryan Air and Ravenna Day Pack
pollyhrae 6
Best of England tour - sandals or too cold?
pollyannapax 13
Packing Light....or Really Trying
Plumeria 86
Rolling luggage vs backpack?
pleiades3 61
Artist travelers and packing?
pleiades3 14
Hat or cap (is a cap too American??)
pleiades3 38
Travel clothing for big folks
pjdougherty 26
Packing light for a Big Guy
pjdougherty 66
Tote or similar bag that will fit a 13" laptop
pjdougherty 10
Hiking poles and backpacks
Pinetop Traveler 8
How Do You Organize Your Pre-Planning Notes
Pilgrim 25
What do you like least about traveling?
Pilgrim 107
Packaway / Stowaway Travel Items
Pilgrim 23
Amazon Smile Charity
Pilgrim 10
Preparing Home Before You Travel
Pilgrim 45
packing list
Phyllis 9
Ex-Officio on sale
phred 0
NYT article excerpt on what to wear (don't blame me)
phred 25
Had to share these fashion tips
phred 3
New store in Santa Monica
phred 8
NY Times "clears up" baggage size
phred 8
When is a bag not a legal bag?
phred 26
Your carryon (from the WSJ)
phred 13
CNN on luggage
phred 4
A fashionista I am not
phred 8