‘Traveling light’ packing list

By Rosemary McDaniel
This item appears on page 50 of the August 2017 issue.
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Regarding Rick Steves’ tips in his article on “traveling light” (Dec. ’16, pg. 55), I offer the following.

After a slight weight overage with my carry-on and having to check it (the bag weighed 7 pounds by itself!), I switched to using a duffle bag that meets the size requirements.

Depending on the type of activities I’m planning, I take only one pair of shoes, which I wear. I take a small amount of soap powder for washing whatever I need, and I do rip up my guidebooks, carrying only selected pages.

As for clothing, no one knows me, so I don’t need a wide variety. I usually take two tops and two slacks in addition to what I wear for in-flight travel, including a jacket.

Depending on the area and weather, my clothes are lightweight or fleece. I love fleece! 

Once I add underwear and socks, I’m good to go. If I need something else, I buy it.

ROSEMARY McDANIEL
Trenton, FL

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Regarding Rick Steves’ tips in his article on “traveling light” (Dec. ’16, pg. 55), I offer the following.

After a slight weight overage with my carry-on and having to check it (the bag weighed 7 pounds by itself!), I switched to using a duffle bag that meets the size requirements.

Depending on the type of activities I’m planning, I take only one pair of shoes, which I wear. I take a small amount of soap powder for washing whatever I need, and I do rip up my guidebooks, carrying only selected pages.

As for clothing, no one knows me, so I don’t need a wide variety. I usually take two tops and two slacks in addition to what I wear for in-flight travel, including a jacket.

Depending on the area and weather, my clothes are lightweight or fleece. I love fleece! 

Once I add underwear and socks, I’m good to go. If I need something else, I buy it.

ROSEMARY McDANIEL
Trenton, FL