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Friday, January 18, 2013

Super Useful Travel Links

So, you know how I'm always harping on your to pack light and pack less and pack in just a carry-on? Well, I came across some post recently that back me up and come from people who travel pretty much full-time and can stress the importance of saving money, packing well and also show you how few things you actually need to make you look great on a trip that can be three days or three months long. Once you get over the fact that you'll have to do some laundry - it really isn't that big of a drag, especially if you do it while you eat! - and you won't be lugging 9 suitcases everywhere you go, you're going to love the idea.

So, don't just take it from me. Take it from Gigi Griffis, a world traveler and fellow author. She wants you to pack light (and still look awesome) so much, she wrote a three-part series for her readers. What to packhow to wear it and a recap of what to pack and how to wear it! Obviously, she knows what she's doing and totally rocks her minimal wardrobe and all its many possibilities. P.S. Her blog the ramble is awesome.

Another post that caught my eye recently wasn't particularly a packing tutorial, but a view of the packing capabilities of a 5-year-old. Caz and Craig of ytravelblog are travel bloggers who wander the gl0be with their two kids. Their oldest, Kalyra, has taken to packing her own bag for trips, with just a little help. For their current trip to Thailand, she practically packed everything all on her own, because she was so excited to go. She did a great job packing her carry-on and not overpacking it. This talent just takes a bit of practice, but as you can see from her non-bulgy pink Barbie carry-on (which is almost certainly smaller than yours) she has almost mastered it. If a Preschooler can do it, then you should take that as a challenge that you can do it on your next trip, too. She even made a packing list for her essentials!

If you still feel like you need a little more guidance with packing, another packing post will be coming along soon from me. You know how I love pictures! If you would also be interested in a video, I've been contemplating doing one...or several. Leave a comment to let me know if you would like it!

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