Packing Rule #2

Sept 2008 Vacation 004Packing as light as possible, while still having everything I need, has always been a goal of mine – but at the same time I like having a guidebook to aid me along the way.  While I know there is a slew of information on the internet (available with connection), there’s something about holding pages of information in my hand that is really hard for me to give up.  I guess I feel like paper is much more reliable than internet connection depending on where you’re traveling.

Generally, however, I use only a small portion of the guidebooks I’ve purchased – be it only a few cities in a specific country, or a few countries in a more general book.  That’s why, in order to keep things light, I’ve taken up the practice of simply cutting out only the sections I need (so I can bring them with me without adding too much extra weight).

Travel with a Guidebook

Keeping pages like this in a waterproof pouch is highly suggested too…because hey, you never know when you are going to get stuck in torrential downpours.



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Jack Scott August 15, 2011 at 12:56 pm

A great travel tip but hard on the books.


katrinamauro August 15, 2011 at 2:39 pm

That’s true Jack…but it’s not like my house isn’t already filled up with a bunch of books and tchoktches that I don’t really need anyway. I mean, once I’ve gone to a place, does the book really need to collect shelf space?


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