If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you love the idea of abandoning your everyday life for 3 or 4 weeks and heading to a favorite spot for a long vacation. Every year, plenty of lucky travelers do just that, taking the opportunity to truly immerse themselves in the culture of a location or to simply chill out on the beach, in the mountains, or even in a favorite city.
Packing for such a trip, however, can be daunting, especially if you haven’t done it before, and in these days of excessive baggage charges, even those who can afford that extended vacation are extra careful about bringing along too much luggage. So, how do you pack so that you have what you need for your treasured trip? How much is too much and what are the essentials?