Packing Light: The Normal Person’s Guide to Carry-On-Only Travel by Fred Perrotta

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AMAZON READER REVIEW – check KINDLE price $.99 When’s my next trip? I’m all set! After having spent the last few months Googling tips on how to change my over packing ways, I have to say: Where was this book a few months ago?? It would have saved me a lot of time and bandwidth.

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AMAZON READER REVIEW –

check KINDLE price $.99

When’s my next trip? I’m all set!
After having spent the last few months Googling tips on how to change my over packing ways, I have to say: Where was this book a few months ago?? It would have saved me a lot of time and bandwidth.

Packing Light is a collection of advice and tips on how to pack and travel with just a carry-on bag. It is very clearly written and easy to read and understand. Graphics and pictures are also used to help illustrate points. A “Highlights” section at the end of each chapter summarizes the key information, so if you’ve been dreaming throughout the chapter, you won’t miss out.

The chapters can get a bit repetitive after a while, giving the same advice over and over. I suppose it is good, in a way, because it will be drummed into readers’ heads. It also ties in with the note in the Introduction which stated that readers do not have to read the book cover-to-cover to get the most out of it.

I took one star off the rating because of the repetition mentioned above, and also because a lot of this information can already be found on the Internet. I also wish it were available in hard copy so I can make notes, use post-its etc.

Overall, after reading this, I want to start packing right away! I can’t wait for my next trip.

By mezzogal on May 6, 2015

Format: Kindle Edition

Comments

P. Mack says:

this is a good eBook. My only complaint it that’s it’s about … I’m currently evaluating long-term travel backpacks and decided to read this publication in search of ideas for downsizing. Overall, this is a good eBook. My only complaint it that’s it’s about twice as long as it needs to be given the repetition of content. On the other hand, I appreciate the detailed lists and packing strategies, which is what I was looking for when I started browsing for recommendations. I like that the travel towel was included. So many say it’s overkill, but I’ve used my…

Ophelia D says:

Excellent guide, well worth it, but US focused This is a very well thought out and well put together book. I’m convinced, and will be following these guidelines and tips on the next trip I make, using only a carry on bag. 

Charlie Penn says:

Guidebook for packing After starting my international traveling just a few years ago I knew I was making some major mistakes regarding packing, particularly since I was determined to carry ONLY carry-on. This book pinpoints practical approach to the fact that each trip is different, necessitates its own needs while certain logistics are set in stone. Like many books it offers packing lists and recommended luggage, but it’s emphatic about the what the traveler actually needs and the “just in case.” I…

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