Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Traveling Light

packing light

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?

4 comments:

  1. are you bringing Morgan with you? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUERPt_ve1M

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  2. I'd buy one of those vacuum-seal bags (if your sister has a vacuum out there) so you can pack "light." I tend to overpack because I never know what I want to wear but this solves the problem (but not the weight). If you don't want to do the vacuum bags, roll your clothing- takes up less space and minimizes wrinkles. You don't really need a watch since you're on vacation but if you're going to be taking lots of buses/flights then it may be handy. Make a copy of your passport and scan/email it to yourself/family just in case. Oh, and repack 3 times so you constantly take out items and have room in your bag for souvenirs!

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  3. Yes! Thanks Mai-ly! So freaking excited.

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