Are you a light traveller or heavy traveller?

August 20, 2009 11:49am CST
I love to travel whenever I get the chance out from my daily routine. When I was younger, in my 20's, i love travelling light, with only my backpack on. All i put the backpack are my essentials. Nowadays, I guess i travel heavier though I use a suitcase with wheels. I guess its because i need more change of clothes and more to choose from especially if I go to travels that are more formal. Then, I put in my books too, that makes it heavier, which eventually I seldom read during conventions and seminars. How do you like to travel? Do you travel light?
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@maximax8 (28490)
• United Kingdom
21 Aug 09
I really love to travel and in my early days of it I was a heavy traveler. When I was 18 years old backpacking around Europe I met an Australian lady that was the lightest traveler that I had ever met. She carried so very little and only had one change of clothes. Her way of packing was inspiring to me. On my trip around the world I sent many packages home from the post offices in Australia. I travel with a backpack, a day pack and a hand bag. When I went to Latvia I had to make sure my luggage and my toddler son's weighed less than 15kg. It was challenging but it was a valuable lesson in becoming a light traveler. I was pregnant when I traveled to South Africa so I had to take as little luggage as possible. I managed to do that and was rewarded with fitting myself, my toddler son and all our luggage to a stay put all the time sort of train carriage that was accommodation on the Garden Route.
• China
21 Aug 09
i am a light traveller~when i travel around ,i just pick some clothes and life supplies and money or card as well as necessary identifications~
@joyce959 (1562)
• Philippines
21 Aug 09
Well it depends on how long or many days or months my travel will be, and also on the airline. But in all of my travel, I have not paid extra fees for over-baggage, coz i don't exceed the allotted weight the airline provides for each traveler. I pack many clothes and undies as much as possible and some toiletries. Well, unlike you, I am not bookish so I don't bring along books in my travels.
• United States
20 Aug 09
I can travel light, at least in terms of not needing many clothes and tioletries, but I still am more on the heavier side of packing because of all the photography gear, books, snacks, and laptop I cannot seem to not bring. At least I can usually stick to just one backpack and do carry on.
@marguicha (97371)
• Chile
20 Aug 09
I always travel as light as possiblre because I have back surgery. All I can haldle now is one suitcase with wheels. I also use a light bag on my shoulder to put clothes if I go where there´s another climate and a magazine. When I travel I usually leave books behind. I read about the place I´m going beforehand and I don´r read other books on vacations. I recognise that I do come back with more weight. And when I go to countries where books are a lot cheaper than at home, I go crazy and do what I shouldn´t: buy more than I can carry. It happens to me when I go to Mexico or Argentina. Have a nice day!
@preema723 (119)
• United States
20 Aug 09
I always travel heavy. I am one of those people who has to pay extra at the airport because my suitcase always weighs alot. I always want to make sure all bases are covered - I like extra clothes in case I get a stain or can't wash them where I am going, and shoes - well, a girl can't ever have too many shoes - so that does me in. I am a "just in case" kind of packer - everything I bring is just in case...