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Pack light
Posted by NickJ  May 25 2005, 06:00 AM
Most people seem to feel it necessary to drag along half their household when they go travelling. Consequently when it comes to changing plans or exploring they're hamstrung by their baggage because they need an articulated lorry and a team of Sherpas to get them places. On anything up to a five day trip I carry one shoulder bag with a change of clothes and essential items like a camera, toiletry kit and a towel. Choice of luggage is essential too since they set the context for your travels. Hard cases are pretty useless, with or without wheels. Go for packs, shoulder bags or suit bags instead. Ultimately however the only three things you need are : a) a ticket b) a passport and c) a credit card. More tips at