Tip #1: TRAVEL LIGHT, TRAVEL LIGHT, TRAVEL LIGHT!!!
|Think about having to lug this pile wherever you go! Who is watching it as the owner is running for a luggage mover?|
Before you say "no way" think about these reasons to travel light:
- The biggest issue, unless you are very rich and can hire a multitude of porters to haul your seven pairs of shoes around wherever you go, is physical strength. My husband and I are fully mobile but are in our 60's and it is getting harder to haul heavy stuff.
- If you are traveling anywhere in Europe, you are going to have to haul your suitcase somewhere. My friend Chris and I hauled carryons on wheels across 1-2 miles of cobblestone streets in York, Great Britain from the train station to the B&B and then on the return trip from the rental car company to the train. Also, you may need to get on and off the tubes of Europe like my friends and I did when booking a less expensive accommodation outside of London in Wimbledon (50.00 per night for 4 of us in a B&B with comfortable beds and a simple breakfast). Two of us traveled light-two of us struggled a bit:)
- You are traveling-you probably won't see those people again so having 3 outfits will serve you well.
- If you lose your luggage, you won't lose a lot:)
CHECK BACK NEXT THURSDAY WHEN I DISCUSS, "HOW DO I CUT DOWN MY LIST OF THINGS TO BRING"