Isn't it hard to decide what to bring, what to leave behind when packing for a trip! Of course, you have the essentials, but what is unpredictable often is the weather where you are going. I try to plan for contingencies, like rain, bugs, heat, cold, etc. That can fill up the bag, though. I have found that layering works best -- so a short sleeved tee, a long sleeved shirt, a sweater,a pashmina and a light rain jacket usually work. When we go to South America, we will journey from glaciers to rain forests, so it will be a challenge to pack! Weight restrictions are also a factor, so while I don't throw fashion out the window, casual will be the norm. And, of course, always have to wear some Lucky Sea Glass jewelry on my trips.