Do you take too much luggage when you plan a trip?
December 29, 2008 5:44am CST
There are two category of people when they plan for a travel. Some actually like to go empty handed (take very little) and buy during tour, if something is required. There are others who wish to carry everything with them so that there shall be no need to get out in search of a shop to buy when a need arises. Which is a better category? Which category do you belong to?
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30 Dec 08
I belong to the catergory of travelling light ^_^ But not to the extend of empty handed.. I will only bring what i really need, and just 1 spare set of clothings.. I dun see the need to bring everything over and bringing them back again.. haha =D UNless, i'm bringing all my old clothes, so that i can wear it over there and just throw it there.. SO in a way, either way i will be travelling light again.. haha
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29 Dec 08
Well, my husband and I when we Travel anywhere are ones who like to Travel as light as we can. Then we always take another suitcase with us just to fill up when we buy stuff to bring home with us. It is a lot cheaper to Travel as light as you can, but at the same time bring an extra suitcase for on the way back so we do not have to buy another suitcase or something. We always tend to overbuy a lot of the time while on vacation, but if we travel light when getting there we usually end up with no problems being able to get everything fit in to get back home as well.
29 Dec 08
I want to travel as light as possible... so i prefer to just buy when something is required... aside for that... some airlines give discount rates if one is travelling without a check in baggage... so that will save me a lot of money... and less burden to carry...
29 Dec 08
I belong to the latter, while my husband the other. As I am the one who do the packing, I usually put in more than used, but I do not think they are not needed. During travel, we want to make best use of the time for travelling, seeing, and enjoying. Sightseeing is my focus. I would not spend much time shopping, and I fear very much the emergencies I might be exposed to. Based on my experiences, I believe food should also be put on the list, especially when you go on a trip by train or by bus. In tropical areas, a raincoat or umbrella is also necessary.
3 Jan 09
I usually pack more than the essentials just to be prepared for any untoward incident that might happen. I back a week's amount of clothing for a 3 day trip just to be sure. Some people might even think I'm a girl scout because of all the unnecessary things I put in my luggage. I'm trying to adjust to packing lightly and just bringing the essentials since I'm currently planning on a backpacking trip hence I need to pack as light as possible to save me from back problems.