It can pay off big time.
I’ve always over-packed. Whether it’s different climate outfits or just extra choices, there’s always clean clothes coming home in my suitcase.
But, for all the times that’s happened it only takes one delayed return, added days to a trip away, to appreciate those extras.
Sure, I never go where purchasing or washing clothes isn’t an option, but that isn’t always convenient though. Plus, it’s definitely never easy to find what you need in a pinch, unless it’s the basics (socks or underwear).
We just got back from a trip that ended up being 5 days longer than expected. I tell you those extras packed were greatly appreciated.
My method when packing is, if there’s still room in the suitcase, fill it. Unless I’m going where I know I’ll be shopping.
I also always travel with more medication than required, and I’ve finally got Mister doing the same.
Do you travel with extras or just the bare minimum?