Yes, only 3 months until we leave so the planning is stepping up a notch. I have given quite a bit of thought recently to what we will pack and how lightly I can travel.
Here are a couple of purchases I have made recently in my quest to travel as lightly as possible.
This is a new suitcase that I bought. It only weighs 2.4kg. Although it technically meets the size requirements for carry-on luggage I will probably check it in. This is the only luggage I plan to take for a trip of almost 6 weeks in the UK and Ireland. We will be travelling by train and ferry as well as hiring a car while we are overseas so I want to keep my luggage small for ease of getting on and off trains as well as getting up and down flights of stairs in some of the B & B accommodation.
This is the inside of the case which includes a couple of zip pockets, one of which is plastic and therefore is waterproof.
My other purchase has been 2 pairs of shoes. These are incredibly light and comfortable. They weigh a mere 300g per pair and literally feel like walking on air. I decided to get 2 pairs as I do not like wearing the same shoes every day. They are comfortable for walking and sightseeing but stylish enough to wear to dinner or the theatre.