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Travel is all about packing light. Itís not a good idea to cram as much as you can carry on your backpack when you go off to new places. The first rule is always to pack just enough to last you a few days.

Unless you enjoy lugging around bags that weigh a ton, bringing along just a few choice articles of clothing is better.
Youíre better off not packing three sneakers, your two boots or those many shirts.

If youíre worried about clothes, you can buy some of these when you get where youíre going. Remember that the longer you stay in one place, the less clothes, toiletries and other accessories you bring. Because when you get there, you can just shop around and look for a few shirts you can wear or stuff you can use while you continue on with the next leg of the trip.

Buying things over there is easier for you because you save up space in your bag and it makes it easier for you to carry your bags. Unless you have money to burn, you canít afford to pay strangers to carry your bags for you. Once or twice, yesóif itís particularly hot and you want to take it easy. But since it pays to be wise with your coin while on the road, just keep the money and spend it on things thatíll no doubt prove to be more fun.

If you bring along too many things, youíd either have to be prepared to pay for the extra charges when you have them shipped home or else, be forced to leave behind some of your old things. Or even worse, leave behind that extra-special lamp youíve set your heart on or that sleek and adorable fur jacket meant for your three-year-old niece. Add to this how you were actually hoping on turning this into a shopping trip and you can be sure that, as things stand, having a lugging around a loaded luggage is definitely not a sterling idea.

Also, donít forget to pack in your own water. If you plan on visiting all the tourist spots you could find in that area, be prepared for it. Youíll grow tired, perspire and eventually get thirsty. Not having your own bottle of water with you could cost you a few dollars higher than you normally pay for the stuff. Itís common knowledge that things are priced a bit higher around tourist spots than when you buy them at the grocery or supermarket. Not to mention that itís safer to know where your drinking water comes from. It pays to be careful when youíre out there.

So if you donít want anything to spoil your trip, just pack in the absolute essentialsóthis includes your drinking wateróand nothing else. If you have your passport along with other important travel documents, clothes, your toiletries, first aid, extra shopping bags, gadgets like mobile phones (donít forget the charger if youíre planning on staying for more than three days), then youíre all set. For camera enthusiasts, remember to bring an extra memory card. You donít want to find yourself deleting pictures you would rather keep but canít just because thereís not enough space.



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