Traveling Light #2: Never Check a Piece of Luggage Again

This is the second in a series of three blogs/videos about traveling light. Never checking luggage again involved making three major decisions. The first decision is what bag/suitcase will I use as my carry-on bag? The second decision is what to put in that bag. The third decision is how to pack that bag.

Our first blog/video in the travel light series covered some of the options for the first decision: What bag will I take as my carry-on? This post deals with the second decision: What will I pack in my carry-on. I have made a video that covers some of my thought process when it comes to deciding what to pack. I use the example of a two week trip that my husband and I took last summer to illustrate my packing list choices. A complete packing list can be found at the end of this post.

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Packing list (actual packing list for a two week trip to Newfoundland, Canada in June 2013)
ipad and case
ipad charger
hotel/car rental/flight information
collapsible backpack
3 pairs of wool socks
6 pairs of underwear
2 pairs of pants
1 dress
2 sports bras
3 shirts (2 short sleeve and 1 long sleeve)
1 cardigan
pajama pants
pajama shirt
map of Newfoundland
Toiletries (toothbrush, hair brush, small bottle of face wash, small bottle of sunscreen, mouth guard)
1 pair of shoes
1 pair of sandals
jewelry (2 necklaces and 3 pairs of earrings)
knitting project

Wear on the plane:
hiking shoes
rain jacket
lightweight wool jacket
tank top
long sleeve shirt
wool socks

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