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    22 Products For Anyone Who Travels Light

    Yes I'm one of those people who packs for a weekend in a backpack or only carry-on yet am incredibly high-maintenance. I'm about to tell you how.

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    1. A sleek anti-theft backpack that zips open like a roller suitcase so you can easily access your stuff once you get to wherever you're going. Plus you can wear it like a regular backpack, carry it with a handle like a suitcase, or slide it over your roller bag handle. What *can't* it do? Really just speak the local language for ya'.

    2. Or if you want something that's a lil' more like just a regular backpack, this slim InCase backpack is my go-to. It can (and will) fit a laptop in its faux fur–lined pocket, a packed-to-the-brim packing cube, toiletries bag, and other odds and ends while supporting you with ergonomic shoulder straps. This is what I use to pack for weekends!

    3. And a packable nylon backpack in case your travels include daytime trips where you need to pack even lighter — and will probably be sweating and wanna be able to easily clean it!

    4. A set of seven packing cubes of varying sizes to help you cram your things into much smaller spaces that are easy to move around when security finds you left a bottle of moisturizer NOT in your toiletries bag and down in the bottom of your suitcase. Oof.

    5. A *waterproof* Kindle paperweight so you can travel around with a whole dang library without worrying about if you left a library book in that seat-back pocket.

    6. Silky PJs that'll make you look incredibly fancy when you tuck yourself in for the night AND take up v little room in your packing cubes in comparison to an old T-shirt and gym shorts.

    7. A TSA-friendly toiletries set you can easily fill, clean, and then refill with your go-to regular products. And the bag is sturdy as HECK.

    8. A dry shampoo that comes in a powder shaker and is actually also good to use for water-less body wash and deodorant. So if you're camping, you're probably gonna want this stuff!

    9. Or a cruelty-free shampoo bar sampler if you HAVE to take a water shower but hate hotel toiletries and/or couldn't possibly spare room in your TSA-friendly toiletries bag.

    10. A mini combo hair straightener/curling iron with ~legit~ customer photos so you won't have to empty your whole bathroom cabinet into your suitcase. Just because you're on vacation doesn't mean that you have to wear your hair in a pony the whole time!

    11. Or a heat-resistant rolling mat for those people who'd never leave home without their regular straightener, but don't want to bulk up their bags with a cumbersome carrier.

    12. A pack of travel laundry detergent to help lighten your load (and clean your other load) instead of like last time when you poured laundry detergent into a travel bottle and you truly only needed a lil' bit!

    13. An easy makeup pack in case you'd rather not lug along your glass foundation bottle on that next business trip. it's enough to do a full face with BB cream, lip/cheek color, and mascara. So the essentials!

    14. A pair of collapsible water bottles to save you more space (and weight) in your bag than insulated metal or glass bottles... and of course then some cash later when you can refill at water fountains for $free.99.

    15. Pedialyte powder packets because yes you are a grown-ass adult but you still feel like a fussy baby when you wake up with a hangover, jet lagged, or some sort of sickly way thanks to all that delicious food you've been eating.

    16. A super absorbent organic towel that'll look so stylish in photos yet rolls up drastically smaller than any other beach towel you've met.

    17. Neutral ankle booties that reviewers say are comfy compliment bait. They'll be easy to pull off and on through airport security, match most outfits, and have a low enough heel for easy traipsing around your destination. And if you mess 'em up while on your travels? They're also v affordable and won't be the biggest loss.

    18. Breathable, washable travel sneakers – they'll work just great as airport shoes OR rolled up in your luggage while you wear your bulkiest shoes en route (as you should!).

    19. A classic Levi's trucker jacket with sherpa lining that, tbh, will keep you WAY WARMER than its silhouette would suggest. I have one just like it and wore it all over London during early May and it was *quite* chilly.

    20. A packable water-resistant coat because maybe it's warm where you live and it's cold where you're going (or vice-versa) and you're just trying to figure out your outerwear sitch. This one packs down in a tiny pouch you'll def have room for in your luggage.

    21. An inflatable neck pillow and travel pouch because you shouldn't have to give over half of your tote to a neck pillow while you're not wearing it. Ya' just shouldn't!

    22. And camera lens set that'll clip right over your regular phone camera to help capture vacation memories. No figuring out how that DSLR camera is going to fit in your suitcase!

    When you realize that you've finally nailed down packing light and all the wonderful ways it makes traveling so much easier:

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