Whether you’re going backpacking through Europe or on a short vacation on an exotic beach, the packing essentials are the same. Most people are likely to over-pack, which means either breaking your back or paying bigger luggage fees, just to have a lot of stuff that you might not even wear with you.
If you’re really looking to pack less for a vacation, advice like “just lose half of the things you want to pack” won’t really help. Find out how to reduce your luggage, whether you’re packing for a cruise or a business trip.
The most important thing to do when you’re looking through your wardrobe for things to pack is to choose the right separates. With a pair of jeans, two skirts and three tops, you can create up to 9 distinct outfits.
You’ll probably need at least a couple of dresses, but find the separates that work with more than one other piece and pack them first.