Do you take too much luggage when you plan a trip?

@sivanj (1263)
India
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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9 responses
@eshwarik (180)
• United States
30 Dec 08
It depends where I am going, if I am going to India I will have 2 check in luggage per head and 1 cabin bag per head. If I am going local depending on how many days I will decide how many luggage.
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@sivanj (1263)
• India
31 Dec 08
Isn't that a huge luggage to carry? do you visit India often? how many times have you visited? I am an Indian. So how do you like India and stay in India?
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
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
@sivanj (1263)
• India
31 Dec 08
thats again a vote for traveling light. thanks for the response friend.
• China
30 Dec 08
the former.i like unrestrained
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@sivanj (1263)
• India
31 Dec 08
another person voting for light travel. thanks for the response.
@sweety_81 (2129)
• India
30 Dec 08
Well; we do take 2 Pieces of Luggage while traveling , no more . However;we try to keep the Luggage as not too bulky , except in case we are traveling during winters .
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@sivanj (1263)
• India
31 Dec 08
thats a vote for lighter travel plan. during winter we need to carry the coats/sweaters or whatever. so they become bulky. good point to recall.
@KrauseHome (33249)
• United States
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.
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@sivanj (1263)
• India
31 Dec 08
Its great to hear that "you and your husband" plan to do like this. its great that both have similar opinions. good to hear that. well i see more responses on touring light (if we need to carry ourself).
@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
29 Dec 08
I really try to travel light especially if I'm going by bus, train or plane. However if I'm going by car, I will carry more - just dump all I need, and maybe more into the car!
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@sivanj (1263)
• India
31 Dec 08
this is a safer and better option. when we need to carry then carry less and if we go by our own vehicle opt to dump more as you can play safer.
@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
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...
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@sivanj (1263)
• India
31 Dec 08
less luggage always is useful when you love to keep ur self on the move. u need not have to keep carrying. thats a good thought.
@zhuhuifen46 (3486)
• China
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.
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@sivanj (1263)
• India
31 Dec 08
You want to play safe. thats a good thing when you are looking at safety and security. thanks for the response.
@dianne17k (601)
• Philippines
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.