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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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Runaway Luggage on Tarmac
Lynn 8
Wonderful Travel Skirt on Amazon
kartalcott 2
Crossbody messenger bag
Wanderlust58 10
Rain pants in West and South Coasts of Ireland
katiecem 4
Misc stuff I packed vs. what I used
travel4fun 17
Can I bring a walking stick with a metal tip on board a plane, according to TSA rules?
Jean 14
Eddie Bauer Travel Shirt on Sale at Costco
CindyP 27
Packing “Lessons Learned” from one month in Europe
Jean 22
Does anyone else practice carrying their backpack ahead of their trip?
Jill M. 20
What I packed vs what i wore: summer
travel4fun 0
For people who travel with a backpack…hip belt vs waist belt vs no belt
Lyndash 24
United Airlines/Lufthansa Carry-on and personal item recommendations
schillpaw 14
Favorite Rick Steves Carry-On Spinner/Wheeled Bag?
TheOrdinaryRe... 18
Changes to RS Convertible Carry On
Frank II 5
RS rolling carryon and Iceland Air
mikliz97 4
Carryon packing for Lufthansa - only 8kg
Barbara 56
New product good for travel (and the environment)
Mardee 15
Portugal, we loved you, but my suitcase wheels didn't
jules m 23
Easyjet carryon bag
Victoria 11
Outdoor Research 25% off sale
LIZinPA 🧳 2
Luggage Mishaps (or Hard Choices about Carry On)
TexasTravelmom 22
Fanny pack versus money belt
Susan 28
My Scotland Packing Report
Mardee 45
Women's Travel Pants
kdh 32
Two people, two months, one carry-on backpack - what we packed (with links)
Erin E. 14
Packing tale of woe
SandraL 33
Crossbody bag instead of wheeled bag or backpack experiment
Lyndash 9
Zipplicity travel pillow
Vests are now "officially" a travel hack
stan 28
Souvenirs - Sentimentality - A Slippery Slope
avirosemail 50
Pouch to air dry clothes on the go
Antonettte 8
Adapter for France, Italy and Switzerland
European Air carry-on experiences
Jason 12
Sling Bag--opinion
Frank II 21
Plus size swimsuit for women (a review)
Mariam 3
Poor quality with RS carry-on back pack
Mike2015 19
Backpacks with Strap Stowaway Pocket
Sun-Baked in... 8
Packing List for 10 day Alaskan Cruise
Shelley 4
Civita Backpack - Day Pack review
Sun-Baked in... 8
suggestions for packing on the 13 day Scotland trip in Sept.
j.w.reuther 6
Rick Steve Large Packing Cube - It’s a Beast
Sun-Baked in... 1
Bamboo Shirt is Witchcraft! (in a good way)
Chris 7
Day bag for men that fits in luggage?
douglas 34
Packing ultralight - update
Jean 31
Hat or cap (is a cap too American??)
pleiades3 38
Eagle Creek Tarmac carry-on sale
Diane 0
England-Scotland_Ireland Spring Packing Report
mdtraveler 8
Best of Europe 20 nights luggage recommendations... Backpack vs rolling luggage???
tburrell05 15
Sharing my new favorite travel shirt (mens)
Scudder 9