Chez WW in England

Chez WW in England

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Pack light, travel much

11 August 2010

I have a problem. It is nothing new. I have always suffered from the “I will pack it just in case” syndrome. I wish that I could change this. I am just a girl who likes to be prepared. My vacation to PEI shows just how big this problem is. At the present I am half way done of my wonderful vacation. The numbers may change but only a little.

Shoes packed: 7  Shoes worn: 3
Swimsuits packed: 6  Swimsuits worn: 1
Books packed: 4  Books read: 1/2

You understand the problem now. I never saw it as much of a problem before. OK, that is not true. I always wanted to be one of those ladies at the airport with the small suitcase and just one other bag who can navigate their way around and look great doing it. Me, not so much. I look like a Sherpia gone wrong. Huge purse, camera bag, two huge suitcases that are always tagged with HEAVY. The going to and from the destinations were the really only difficult parts. OK, that is not true either. Packing so much stuff means I have to leave with a room that looks like a bomb went off. I just assumed that I do not live well out of a suitcase. Maybe I just pack way too much stuff.

I wish that I had used this trip as an experiment in packing light. Too late now. I have just four months to become one of those ladies at the airport that I so want to be. I intend to travel much and refuse to look like a gypsy caravan or have a disorganized hotel room. And well I have to be practical. Here in Canada I can travel with an extended mini van. That is not going to happen when we are in England. I will have to trade in my duffle bag that can hold me, a few friends and the poodle for a small and sleek bag that will allow me to zip through the crowds in London, Paris and Rome. I can always ship home all those shoes and hats I see in my future….right?

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