Monday, July 22, 2013

The Infrequent Flyer's Guide to Overpacking

I don't travel much, but when I do, everything goes with me.  Sometimes double.

I have two bags--a duffle and a large purse--that accompany me on overnights.  Weekends are a backbreaking nightmare, and a week-long excursion has a chriopractic appointment waiting on the other side. This is unfortunate for two reason: One is the female traveler stereotype I not only meet but exceed, and the other is the fact that among the mounds and mounds of excess, I have certainly forgotten something.

I couldn't take that chance with my Trip of a Lifetime, so even if I was going to over pack, I at least wanted to hit all basis first.  This required an exceedingly thorough list.  Like all free printable resources on the Internet, they were almost perfect, but not quite.  As I had to do with planners, I took matters into my own hands, and made my own packing list.  I've been told that it is quite inclusive by those that travel more than I do, and really leaves no item left behind.

For those of you who find themselves in the same overflowing sea of carry-on clothing, uncertain if the necessary items are hidden in the cottoned rip currents, I give you this.  Use it, abuse it, make it--like your trip--your own (and let me know if I have forgotten something).

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