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.