Packing light. Huh.
No checked bags. Really?
What a concept. One that is entirely new to me. And Mom!
I can still see the look of horror and amusement on our room attendant's face as he watched us struggle to fit our luggage into the tiny cabin aboard our very first cruise.
In our defence, it was a 21-day trip from Ottawa to Hawaii, Hawaii to Florida, Florida to Bahamas, Bahamas to Florida, Florida back to Ottawa. So, ya, we packed a lot of stuff, paid the extra weight charges and continued to fill empty spaces with souvenirs!
This time though, we have decided to pack light. What does pack light really mean?
It means we will not be checking any baggage; We will have one carry-on and one personal item only. It means we are actually weighing clothes and other items to ensure they are as light as possible. It means we are carefully considering what we will bring with us. It means we're buying new clothes that are lighter and will be dressing in layers. It means Mom is trying out a new hair-do so she can leave the hair dryer and curling iron at home. It means I'm carefully planning which camera and electronics to bring with me.
Much thought and consideration are going into planning for this trip and I can hardly wait to see how I pack everything I want (and need) into two cases.