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It is a rainy and gloomy day in D.C. It's not helping that I feel sluggish and lazy too. It could be the weather or the frustratingly slow traffic this morning; I can't tell.

I think my brain decided to go on vacation earlier than it should because all I could think about is Vegas. This feeling is probably conjured by my travel backpack sitting in my bedroom ready for another adventure. With my travel experiences, I have learned to skillfully fit all my clothes and travel necessities in one, red backpack, and this I do for trips that are a week or less. Last year, a fellow passenger en route to London was astonished that I was only carrying one backpack for a week vacation; she was lugging two suitcases plus her huge carry on bag. I laughed.

I find traveling with a backpack liberating for the following reasons: 1) it's faster to move around airports especially with strict security checks these days; 2) I don't worry if my check-in luggage will make it to our final destination (talk about bad luck in that movie "Meet The Fockers" ; 3) I don't worry about weight restrictions; 4) my attention is "only" in one backpack so I'm not stressed if I forgot something on my seat or at the airport (travelers carrying too many bags end up forgetting their stuff because their attention is so divided); and 5) less hassle and less stress. I do know that traveling with kids is a different story.

With packing, this is even if you have packed everything on your list, you'll always find out later that you need something that's not in your luggage. I have convinced myself that it doesn't make sense worrying about forgetting or not having enough in my travel bag because I can always run to the nearest store or pharmacy to get what I needed.

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  1. My whole body is screaming for a roadtrip or a vacation. I need some change of surroundings, some new places to explore or revisit dear ones.

    I haven't travelled with only a backpack yet. But I travel light just the same.

    When's the big Vegas bonanza?

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  2. my feet is aching for a trip too, kaya lang ang offer sa akin, business/official trip. ayoko nga.

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  3. Hello, thanks for visiting my blog. Hope you could follow it too. :) Everybody loves to travel! I'm seriously getting to two destinations this year.

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  4. wow, you can travel with one backpakc? is this no matter how long the vacation? bilib ako!

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  5. Backpack is a thing of the past for me. Haha! With a kid in tow, it always look like we are bringing the whole house with us whenever we travel.

    Vegas, wow. Enjoy!

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  6. wow one backpack lang! bow! ako i pack light naman but i always end up bringing 2 bags haha! one is for my clothes and the other one for my essentials which is a body bag. :)

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  7. during one of our trips, D and I met a couple of backpackers who've been backpacking all over africa and asia for three months with just one backpack each. mula noon idol na namin sila. :)

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  8. Just one backpack??? Wow you do travel light ha! :)
    Even if it is for less than a week, D's backpack will be filled with just my shoes LOL ;)

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  9. i also get the same reaction when it comes to traveling light. i usually don't bring stuff that i know may be available in shops :)

    hope you get your travel adventure soon.

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  10. that's true Kayni ;) no worries for your luggage and waiting time. nice post!!

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  11. makes a lot of sense. i know a friend who's also a backpacker. she's with me for a couple of weeks, and she only had one small backpack with her. wow. pinakita niya sa akin kung paano siya mag-fold ng damit. kewl!

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  12. we are same, i also carry only one backpack whether i travel or go mountain climbing.. i learned to pack economically in my mountain climbing years way back in college... it's no fun to travel or mtn. climb with a heavy load,, it's suffering!

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  13. @ kg, usually, the one backpack rule applies to a 10 day travel. the secret there is just do laundry...lol.

    @ simply effortless, thank you for the visit. i'm already following :).

    @ daphne, wow, that's a lot of shoes...lol.

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