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Packing "Light"

As many of you know, I am not one for "packing light". LOL

I will be in Italy for 4 weeks. The first week I'll be in Venice with my GrapeHops buddies. Everything I need for the week is, are you ready? in a 20" carry-on bag!!!!!

In this little bag, I managed to pack:

Three pair of capris (wearing jeans on the plane)
12 tops
4 cardigans
2 pair sandals
underwear
pajamas
umbrella

Then I have 2 weeks in Bologna and 4 nights in Varenna and a night in Milano.

In the BIG BAG (I need to say, "God bless Briggs & Riley luggage") I have:

5 pair pants/capris
17 tops
2 skirts
2 dresses
2 cardigans
3 pair shoes/sandals
2 purses
underwear
cosmetics/makeup
2 shawls
2 more hats
stuff for our group

My "personal item" is a large quilted bag which will contain my pillow (I need it on the flight), my purse with new i-Pad 2 inside, camera, jewelry, Italian cell phone, a hat for the sun, and snacks for the plane.

I am still contemplating bringing my paints and watercolor paper for my down time in Bologna and Lake Como!

Brad will be bringing more chargers/adapters, three of my shirts and the GPS!

Comments (5)

Okay-I have a question-is Brad bringing the big bag when he flies over or are you taking with you?!

Jo:

I love that you are so organized. I hope to one day become a list maker, too. We haven't made a trip to Europe, yet, but hope to go one day soon. For now, I pack light and try to remember that most every town has a WalMart and every cruise ship has a laundry service.

I am taking the BIG bag (checked), the 20"
roller bag (carry-on), and the quilted tote with purse in it (personal item). Piece of cake. The Briggs & Riley bags hook to each other. I'll still have one hand free!

I just need to get from the Venice airport, on the alilingua to my vaporetto stop, where Shannon is meeting me.

Expert packer for sure! Where were you when I packed for 14 days to Hawaii.....PS: It's always great to be able to share luggage room, isn't it?

Sharon:

am wondering what kind of camera you use for those beautiful pictures. I think you've mentioned it before but can't remember.
Thx

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