laws to travel by – #47


Always leave room in your suitcase.

Though we are strong supporters of spending our travel funds on delicious dinners and nights out on the town, we’re also realistic. Even on the tightest of budgets, we like to come home with a little reminder of our recent adventures–and it’s always a bummer when the only reason we’re passing on something is because it’d be a real b to lug back home.

This is why, as former chronic overpackers, we have slowly but surely learned to try to leave just a little spare room at the bottom of our bags. We’re not saying it totally rules out the possibility of sitting atop our suitcases just to get them closed, but it certainly helps matters.


the romantic & the wino



  1. October 31, 2013 / 22:52

    Hahaha, yes. Nothing is more expensive than international shipping… eek!
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  2. November 5, 2013 / 11:55

    Ughhh.. I don’t even want to think about this. I’m starting to regret my ‘pack for 3 weeks in NYC/London/Paris during winter in a carry-on’ challenge to myself. I’ll definitely be checking a bag on the way back…
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  3. November 5, 2013 / 12:13

    I think sometimes the only way to learn not to overpack is to learn the hard way. Over time I’ve gotten better at knowing what I can leave behind. Very nice tips series. These would work great for pinterest.
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    • November 6, 2013 / 10:44

      yes, this is true. we have gotten better at ruling out things we used to deem necessary… but it also leads to us adding in extras we hadn’t thought of before!
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