Goals are good, so mine is to pack lighter for this trip. Yes, easy to say, not so easy to do. I’ve learned a lot about what I need (and don’t) from the last three years of travel. Our route this year should allow us to avoid weather extremes, so I’m not packing thermals, but the raincoat will definitely travel again.
Chris is editing the computer, electronics and photo gear. I look at it and think, if we run low on money, we could open a small used electronics shop. But he probably thinks the same about my shoes and accessories collection.
I just completed my first practice pack, and am pleased to report that I may not have to sit on my duffel to close it this time. Now if I can just resist the urge to add more to fill the spare space. Our time this year will be split between city living in Toulouse France, and country living and walking in the Cotswolds England. This provides a bit of a challenge for packing clothing and shoes. The skirts I pack won’t be worn as much in England, and my hiking shoes won’t be needed for France. Oh well, if I don’t pack the right balance, I can always shop!!