Not that I’ve traveled extensively or anything – because I haven’t – but here’s a packing tip that you may already know about: stack books on your clothes and let them compress your luggage overnight. I did this on accident – packed my clothes and then set the books I was bringing on top of the bag, planned on putting them in a backpack later. The next morning, I found that my clothes were way more compressed than they were – I fit a few more items in and there is still a decent amount of room left at the top, so I zipped it up with ease. I think it weighs about 40-45 pounds.
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