ItaVero
Contributor Level: Captain

Traveling Light

The days of the cool steamer trunks are ancient history - and lugging luggage from airports to busses and even busses to embarkation sites is increasingly a real drag (not to mention prohibitively expensive). I'm nuts for formal nights - and don't mind sporting a tie during "smart casual" - but have been forced to make compromises. I travel in jeans, dressy canvass topped shoes, dress shirt and travel weight blue blazer - which, with a change of shirts and ties works for most dining options - and a tux for formal nights (more than one? bring a black tie and a white tie to change things up. For the rest? Weather allowing, shorts, Hawaiian shirts or tank tops. 

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glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

I try to pack lighter also but I am not so good at it yet.

Bubba54
Contributor Level: Captain

I would like to Travel light, sadly my wife and I call ourselves the clampett's. We seem to always bring most our condoHappy

BonMike
Contributor Level: Captain

It's easy to pack light with mix and match outfits. Pretty multi coloured tops for me, or patterned  shirts for DH will go with a few coloured shorts, capris or pants. I still like a few pair of sandals, but have cut down on those too. Cruise elegant night for us is "church clothes" which pack easily - rarely a sports coat for DH, a nice button down shirt, pants and sweater look great.

ctav
Contributor Level: Captain

Uh, when I read the headline, I was thinking a traveling light for the bathroom.

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AuntPinkie
Contributor Level: Captain

I'm not sure I'll ever be able to pack light. I am much better about not over-packing, that is I wear everything I bring now. That is a major accomplishment.Wink

BonMike
Contributor Level: Captain

I wear everything I pack too, and can get it all into one suitcase, but I could pack lighter if I wanted to. I like having an assortment of tops to put with a few bottoms. I have cut back on sandals this time and only packed 2 pair, plus flip flops, dress shoes and close toed shoes. 

cucruizin
Contributor Level: First Mate

I'm packing lighter but could do better. Each cruise there were still a few outfits that weren't worn and could have been left at home. 

BDRebel
Contributor Level: Captain

I was thinking it was about how to smuggle a case of Miller Lite onboardBig Smile

I was hoping to try the one carry-on rule this time, but we have a 10 day cruise preceded by a 5 day stay in FL, so it probably isn't going to happen.

 

DVCruise
Contributor Level: Captain

Since I will be traveling alone coming home, I have narrowed my packing down to one medium size suitcase ... it's a miracle ... but without my "boys" to schlep, I thought twice about what I need to take.  It does make a huge difference not spending any time before or after the cruise in the area by the port! And not having my schlep camels ....

DVCruise
Contributor Level: Captain

I also realized that I am used to Southwest Airline's 2 free bags ... makes a difference when I have to pay per bag.  Jet Blue going and United returning Angry

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