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My dad retired a year ago and it has been a very interesting process of discovery. He travels a lot more and he even got a bike, which takes him to many adventures with his friends, (if you saw him, with his black biker vest ๐Ÿคญ). And i have to tell you, he manages to travel light, even if he goes out of the country, but sometimes i worry for him, thinking it would be almost impossible for me to go on a 4 day trip to galapagos with just a backpack!

So what do you usually do? Pack light and be free, or carry more weight but feeling more prepared? ๐Ÿค”

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My wife and I used to take 2 or 3 large check-in items and the max allowable carry-on bags.  We traveled over much of the world with all this baggage.  Sometimes the check-in bags would get lost.  After a couple decades, we cut waay back and would only take carry-on bags.  It's much  easier - particularly  going up and down long steep stairs.   Socks and underwear don't require much space.

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Same for us and what a difference in weight to lug around 

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Yes, totally! It is much easier at any age to take less baggage, but itยดs definitely about practicing until you get the hang of it.  thanks for your answer!

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Good to know lots are traveling and how true that we pack less. I didn't realize it until a few years ago. It makes so much more sense. 

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