What better way to learn how to lighten my load than to experiment with lightweight packing on a 10-day trip back home for the summer. I have had the Targus Groove* Laptop Backpack for a few years and decided to test it out on that 10-day trip in August. I was pretty amazed at what I was able to fit inside and so were my parents. Although I am not sure how I fit all of my clothes, computer, 4 books and a notebook inside, it worked perfectly. I also brought along a medium-sized camera bag for my DSLR. With this set-up, I was able to travel with carry-on only and avoided the dreaded checked luggage fees in the process.
3 pairs of shorts
5 pairs of socks
7 pairs of underwear
1 night shirt/shorts (doubles as sports clothing)
1 board shorts/swim top
1 pair of flip flops
1 medium-sized notebook/2 pens
Macbook Pro 13”* unibody
Power Brick for MacBook Pro
Neoprene Sleeve for MacBook Pro
Toiletries: toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, conditioner, comb, brush, deodorant, lotion, face wash, extra contact lenses & more.
Do you have any tips to help me master lightweight packing? If so, share them in the comments below.