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

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

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.

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


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

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.

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.

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.

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 ....

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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