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Vancouver Homestay House
International student accommodations, homestay, study in beautiful vancouver bc, clean comfortable rooms, good food, friendly host family, premium services at regular rates, short or long term stays, welcome
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High Quality Holiday Rental In Italy
Very elegant, comfortable, fully equipped apartments/villas direct from the owner in tuscany coast, umbria, rome, bologna, lugano lake, for a pleasant stay for your holidays in italy:
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Kerala, the enchanting land on the south west tip of india, kerala tourism is blessed with extravagant attractions
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Kerala Tourism
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Hotel Packages Kerala
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Kerala Travel
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Kerala Tour Operator
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Polo Holidays
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Fynbos Ridge Nature Reserve Accommodation Plettenberg Bay
Fynbos ridge offers five star accommodation in a private nature reserve with cape colonial style country houses and fully equipped self-catering cottages featuring spectacular mountain views in plettenberg bay part of the garden route of south africa
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Holiday Apartments And Villas For Rent In Marbella, Spain
We provide a wide selection of exclusive holiday rentals in marbella, such as apartments, townhouses, penthouses and villas, anything from smaller apartment to large and unique villas.
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Whistler Resorts 4 U
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Honeymoon Help
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Digital Aviation Portal
Digital aviation portal is established to serve you the crown ranking reservation system for airlines, hotels, rental cars, cruises and other travel facilities worldwide.
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Muskoka Antiques Shopping Gifts Flowers
The muskoka business directory includes links to muskoka real estate and cottages resorts accommodations (hotels motels cottages) photos genealogy shopping business and services, travel and tourism and forums and classifieds.
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Jersey Shore Information For Vacationers & Shore Property Owners
Shorebreeze. Com - search our vacation rental database, free classified ads, listings on what to do, where to go, eat or stay at the jersey shore (new jersey, usa).
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Disney World Resorts And Orlando Florida Hotels
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Cebu City Philippines
A web portal to cebu, philippines, featuring a visitors' guide with information about accommodation, diving, sightseeing, dining out, the cebuano language, relocating, etc.
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Self Catering Brittany Gite
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Travel And Tourism Search Engine And Directory -
A comprehensive catalog of travel and tourism resources ordered by categories and destinations.
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Polandonline - Welcome To Poland
Hotels warsaw, crakow, poznan, szczecin, zakopane, whole poland, business travel, conferences, general and useful information about poland, unesco world heritage in poland, fairs held in poland, polish links, press, portals
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Italia Per Te
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Yarmouth County And Surrounding Areas
A resource and information site for the residents, businesses, and visitors to yarmouth county and the surrounding areas of nova scotia, canada.
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Has Travel
A portal for traveling people where they can browse for hotel and resorts, book for a reservation and even learn something about the place they wish to go to.
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The cardboard box travel shop offers camping safaris, accommodated tours and self drive itineraries in namibia
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Travel To Russia
Hotels booking in moscow, st-petersburg and all over russia and cis, excursion and transport service, visa support. Russian travel operator.
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Chauffeur Drive Scotland
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Air & Waves Travel
air & waves travel a full service travel agency offering hot cruise, air, hotel, specials that are updated daily.
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Travelers Trails
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Vodice - Croatia
Apartments, rooms and other accommodation in vodice(croatia)-travel to dalmatia
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Travel and shopping bargains, deals, coupons, rebates, family travel, travel planning, books, movie downloads, free movies, last minute travel, music downloads and free stuff. Large database of online resources relating to computers and electronics
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Puerto Vallarta Information
Insider's guide to puerto vallarta, with recommendations for restaurants, tours and night life. Maps, shopping, street food, prices and lots more. . .
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City Breaks Guide. Guide To City Breaks
City breaks guide. Top guide to city breaks - book city breaks on this guide, book weekend holidays, cheap or luxury packages or book cheap short holidays online.
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Javea Web
Javea is a wonderful place to live and visit.
Our website provides everything you need to know about living and holidaying in javea.
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Book Online Cheap Holidays
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This is the place to find your ideal holiday villa.
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North Georgia Cabin Rentals - Mountain Paradise Cabin Resort
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Absolutely Australia Tourism And Travel
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Bangkok Journey
Thailand guided city tours - bangkok, kanchanaburi. Vietnam, cambodia, laos and burma travel.
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Orlando 4 Vacation
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Destination Whitsundays
Whitsunday islands travel agents.
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Travel In Romania
Travel portal about romania. Usefull stuff, maps, weather, accommodations, where to go, what to do, advices from other tourists.
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Kerala Holidays
We define your perfect tourism experience at kerala: - the ultimate tourist destination for eco tourism.
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Bali Hotels, Bali Villas And Hotels In Lombok Yogyakarta Hotel
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Hotel And Travel Guide - Cracow, Poland
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Bucharest Apartments, Luxury Accommodation In Bucharest
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Bali Hotels Travel, Bali Resort Villas Accommodation
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Casa Yoses Hostel
Casa yoses is in a great central location surrounded by tons of restaurants, bars, and stores,
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Kerala Beach House
Experience the unique ayurveda packages ,at karrikkathi beach house ,
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Kerala Travel Packages
Tourkerala offers a complete kerala travel package,
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Great Cottages Vacation Rental Gateway
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Travel Light: The How And Why

by: Steve Gillman

I learned how to travel light from lightweight backpacking, then found it was just as useful to keep it light on trips overseas or driving across the country. The last time my wife and I went to Ecuador, I had 10 pounds of luggage, all in one carry-on bag, and Ana had just 8 pounds in her carry-on bag. This wasn't a short trip. We spent six weeks in Ecuador, at times on glacier-covered mountains, and at other times lounging on Pacific coast beaches.

Travel Simplicity

Why travel light? Travel simplicity. Everything is simpler when you travel light. With only carry-on luggage, we were on our way to a restaurant in Quito, while others were still waiting for their checked luggage. When we took busses our luggage was safely with us, not on the roof or in the hold below being cut open, like one time when I was in Mexico. While others struggled down the street with three heavy bags, we had our hands free and were walking comfortably because we use daypacks or small backpacks. We had less to lose, less to be stolen, less to wait for, less to pack and unpack in hotels, and less to worry about.

Light Travel Issues

There are a couple minor problems when you travel light. First, expect an extra question or two from the customs officials at the airport (Six weeks with only this?). Second, a small bag won't work if you plan to bring back many souvenirs. In this case, you can still go light. Just plan to buy a second bag at some point during the trip, to carry your acquisitions. As for the seemingly obvious issue of not having enough clothes and other things all in one or two small bags, I'll explain below why that isn't as big a problem as you may think.

How To Travel Light

Silk shirts weigh 3 ounces, and travel well if rolled up. Nylon dress socks weigh less than an ounce, and they are cool and comfortable. Poly-cotton blend t-shirts weigh 5 ounces. Supplex or other lightweight travel slacks weigh 9 ounces, and are sufficient for a fine restaurant or a walk in the woods. All of these weigh less than half of the typical travel choices, and take less space, yet function the same. There is no sacrifice involved here. For this exercise in travel simplicity, you even get to go shopping for new clothes.

You don't have to buy new clothes, however. You don't have to buy a scale and count ounces to travel light. Just choose the lighter alternative whenever you can. Set aside your lightest jacket, socks and pants for your next trip. Travel simplicity is the goal, not more complicated planning.

More Ways To Travel Light

Money replaces weight, especially in the form of a debit or credit card. Why carry two pounds of your favorite shampoo when you can simply buy small bottles as you travel. It really won't cost much more to buy things wherever you go, instead of carrying your bathroom and wardrobe with you. Also, you really don't know exactly what you'll need, particularly on an overseas trip. Buy what you need as you need it, and you won't have a pile of useless things in your luggage. Don't we all regularly unpack things at home that we never once used during the trip?

Take a lesson from long-trail hikers (backpackers who travel a trail for months). They send things, such as new shoes, to a post office on their route, ahead of time, so they'll be waiting for them. They also send home things they no longer need, such as a winter coat. The latter may be a useful practice for other travelers. If you buy bulky gifts for family or friends, why carry them around for weeks? Put them in the mail.

A Light Travel Example

What I Took For Six weeks in Ecuador:

* 8 pairs of thin nylon socks (less than an ounce per pair)
* 2 silk shirts for restaurants and discos (3 ounces each)
* 4 poly/cotton blend t-shirts (5-6 ounces each)
* 5 pair of light underwear (2-3 ounces each)
* 1 extra pair of lightweight slacks (9 ounces)
* Single layer nylon shorts for hiking or swimming (2 ounces)
* Thin gloves (1 ounce)
* Thin hat (1 ounce - honestly)
* Thin wool sweater (11 ounces)
* Waterproof/breathable rainsuit (14 ounces for the set)
* Light plastic camera (3 ounces)
* Sunglasses (1 ounce)
* Small chess set (3 ounces)
* Bathroom kit (5 ounces)
* Maps, notebook and various small things (3 or 4 pounds)

My pack weighed ten pounds, and my wife's weighed 8 pounds. We never felt deprived. I'm not suggesting that you start counting the ounces (that comes from my backpacking days), or that you buy all new lightweight things. Without spending money or thinking about it too much, you can just start setting aside your lightest shirts, socks, etc., so you can travel light on your next vacation.


About The Author

Steve Gillman first hit the road on his own when at sixteen, and traveled alone across the United States and Mexico at 17.
Now 40, he continues to travel and backpack with his wife Ana, whom he met in Ecuador.
Many of his stories, plus tips and information on travel and lightweight backpacking, can be found on his websites,, and

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