As many of you know, I’m planning a trip to the Philippines to visit my sister while she's out there on her Fullbright scholarship. She’s been to the Philippines on several different occasions and advised that I pack extremely light. I’ll be there for two weeks and I’m already stressing about what to bring and what not to bring. I want to get a new travel backpack, cross trainers, a more durable (and water resistant) watch, and possibly a more portable digital camera that still shoots like an SLR. I’m leaving in a little over 4 months but I want to start thinking about these things now so I don’t end up maxing out my credit card buying all my necessities the very last minute. Any seasoned travelers out there have any packing pointers?