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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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securing cash / small items in your baggage -- more tips
avirosemail 17
Are my favorite travel khakis irreplaceable?
avirosemail 8
Do cross-body bags play well with Rick's convertible carryon?
avirosemail 12
European men are wearing shorts and capri pants?
avirosemail 22
Please don't call it a fanny pack!
avirosemail 42
Vest (or waistcoat): what are the pros and cons?
avirosemail 42
A week with the eBags TLS Mother Lode Weekender Jr.
avirosemail 10
199th Anniversary of Mackintosh raincoats
avirosemail 8
Souvenirs - Sentimentality - A Slippery Slope
avirosemail 50
RS Civita Day Packs have exceeded my expectations
ava_rnathan 15
Not a scarf person - what to wear out for dinner in Spain (winter/spring)?
AussieNomad 27
Am I packing too light? - Spain in winter/early spring
AussieNomad 25
Post-pandemic packing - have you changed what you take?
AussieNomad 23
E-bags tsl mother load convertable and Aer Lingus
atooz15 12
RS rolling carry-on (suitcase) issues resolved?
Ashley 9
Ashley 8
Rick Steve's Rolling Carry On Bag Questions
artbytes 9
Osprey Farpoint as a carry on?
arianatorlol 18
Which bag should I choose?
arianatorlol 6
Trolley for carry on
arcecifamily 6
Rick Steves Travel Picnic Set (really TSA compliant?)
April 19
Raining in Italy - RAINBOOTS NECESSARY - what to bring...
April 19
Camera or no Camera..........?
April 19
Pouch to air dry clothes on the go
Antonettte 8
Bringing Prescription Drugs into Italy
AnnieM 10
Website comparing airline carry-on dimensions
annemariefraley 7
How to count...
Anne 7
Madrid in mid-January
Anne 8
Used suitcases and backpacks
Anne 6
Traveling with a CPAP
Anne 24
Losing my mom's ashes
Anne 31
Ice bag/ice pack for knee injury
Anne 8
Really disappointed with RS classic back door bag
Anna 22
Micronet travel towel from RS store
Ann 10
Avid photographers, what do you take?
Anita 35
Tom Bihn, Osprey, and Tortuga
Anita 45
October 2021 RS trip to London Packing advice
Angietravels87 67
Bungee or travel straps
Angie G 11
Fanny pack with inner lining that does't disintegrate (too soon)
andymhancock 45
Going to the "hard shell" side of the great luggage debate
Andre L. 13
Bugaboo Boxer Luggage System - any experiences and reviews?
Andre L. 5
Cleaning A RS Convertible Carry-on
Andrea 8
What bag is Trish carrying?
Andrea 15
How to decant products with SPF? -and a tip
Andrea 19
Immigration/Customs While In Transit
Andrea 3
Denim, But Not Jeans
Andrea 12
small plastic leak-proof jars/bottles
Andrea 35
Compression Socks
Andrea 25
Packing Cashmere
Andrea 40
Opinions On This Money Belt
Andrea 47