Packing for Croatia (23 days Sept-Oct)

Old Sep 17th, 2015, 07:48 AM
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I am going to throw the suitcase on the bed and start trying stuff on to hope that everything goes with everything. I want all my tips, say, to go with every pair of bottoms I bring. I don't want the usual, "this too goes with those pants. This too can only go with those shorts". Sometimes, for women, certain pants/shorts/skirts/capris need certain kinds or lengths of tops to look right. It can be complicated. Ideally, everything should be intermingled.. Happy co existing, what have you.
Thank you for the tips on the weather and foot wear... Yikes! It'd be great to get it all done TODAY!!!
What is the ideal weight for a 5.4 approx 121.4 # (my weight today..how much will I gain in Croatia??? Hopefully I'll find healthy low fat, low sodium, fresh veggies, etc food there?!) woman to try not to go above with her suitcase?
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Everyone's strength is different. The ideal weight for a suitcase is one that you can carry. Once you get it packed, wheel it around, take it up and down steps, and test to see that you can raise it above your head if it is going in an overhead bin.
I find that all of the walking I do balances out all the eating I do on vacation. On the coast anyway, Croatians enjoy a Mediterranean diet--lots of grilled fish. The vegetables get a bit monotonous--potatoes and swiss chard with everything: good, but boring. Interior you will find heartier grilled meats.
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Old Sep 17th, 2015, 08:19 AM
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For my 24" suitcase I aim for 25-27 lbs. packed (including the weight of the suitcase itself). But that is for a trip where I am staying only in one location.

If I were moving around city to city, taking trains or public transportation, then I'd want a 21-22" at no more than 20 lbs.

Every top doesn't have to match every bottom. It really doesn't matter if you wear one certain top with the same pair of pants each time. Everything doesn't have to match everything.
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Old Sep 18th, 2015, 01:24 PM
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Such GREAT advice here!
I have a headache which I woke up with this morning and I feel so tired, this is so stressful, really.
So much to do and think about but I'm way better off for all the helpful advice from everyone.
I'm working on meds and toiletries today and sending back all the stuff I ordered that didn't work out. Next trip, believe me, I won't be ordering online.. but looking in my own closet a little better, OR shopping because in the end, going to a store, trying things on to see if they fit saves time… duh, right? I thought I was saving time by not having to go to a store. I don't live in a place where there are a lot of stores, that's why I was doing mostly online…
I am a real good candidate for trying to "pack light" believe me.
There's so many things I "need"! Like that Sound machine! To ward against my partner's snoring! It really helps a lot… but I will check out the "Sleep Pillow" app.. maybe that'll do! My partner says he'll carry the sound machine for me.. so NICE of him.. after all, he's the reason I have to bring it.. He's extremely sweet, really. My electric toothbrush because may regular toothbrush is no comparison when it comes to clean feeling teeth! Hair masque because otherwise forget about it, my hair is a disaster and I feel so gross when my hair's big and frizzy!!! And how about that muscle rub stuff for my achey neck and back due to the severe arthritis I have in my neck after falling out of a tree before I hit my teens (old injury came back to haunt me as I neared the age of 50!) My vitamins and meds must weight at least 1.5#! Calcium, Vit D, Calcium chews, Fish oil caplets, sleep meds, blah blah blah. That cute cargo jacket I found at TJ Maxx that I LOVE weights 1#, but I HAVE to bring it!
I returned the sneakers an hour ago. The store didn't have the color I wanted (black), but said they had a gray pair but they'd have to be shipped to me, so they arrived yesterday and I didn't like the material at all, and I figured I could wear my Clark Wave Runners instead (she sold me some nice insoles which seem to work great..).
And I think I'll bring my Tiek's ballet flats (I added insoles to those too, and they seem to make a difference, I'm wearing them now)… but I was going to bring TWO pair.. one to go with that GREAT dress that is soft cream and nude color, and my black pair to go with all my black stuff… I know it's overkill… and I may have to nix one and bring the other.. but I've been wearing the black pair around to break them in.. I'll have to decide.. I think I'll switch the insoles into the taupe pair and wear those around for the next 2 1/2 days instead. That way the black pair stay home.
I love the TEVA sandals I bought last week. I've been wearing those around the house too.. (alternating between Tieks and Teva's) and they seem A-OK to me… and I'll bring the Tom's shoes. I'll wear the Clarks on the plane (or the Tiek's, whichever is heaviest - or whichever is biggest, so I can squeeze more into that suitcase (IT, 25" I believe. Weights under 4#, bought at Marshalls last night)
I will check the historic weather.. thank you for the update on that.
I am not sure if I need to bring body lotion… I'll throw the bathing suit in, and I'll have to bring my flip flops for the beach, but that one makes me wonder… can I wear flip flops on the beach? I guess.. is it too rocky? Nah.. I bet they'll be fine. I'll buy a pair of water shoes if I need to.
YES, we are traveling from place to place so I will need to pack even lighter than I imagined. trying not to exceed 20#!!!
I have 5 pair of capris, one pari of shorts, two little skirts that are A-line and great for hot weather, one's black, one's pastel colored with a print…maybe 5 dresses (for hot days or going out at night, one has long sleeves and pockets, I love it, but it's cotton and might be bulky or get too wrinkled, so I'm thinking of leaving it home), shirts of different sleeve lengths, maybe a four or five things to wear over stuff in the event of a chill in the air.. the cargo jacket, some kind of Bellini poncho type thing that is loose and buttons with one button - it's flow-y… , a raincoat with hood, the lightest (Espirit) umbrella I could find, a black windbreaker which is super light, and my most favorite long cottony sweater which I probably will wear on the plane because it's the most comfy and warm thing.. I guess I'll leave my black North Face fleece behind?
Now I've got my work really cut out for me because I've totally GOT to weed stuff OUT!!!
Do I need luggage locks for Croatia?
Holy Smokes I've only got tomorrow and the next day to finish this…Partner is coming over for dinner Sunday night, and that means I better be done because we are leaving the next day.

But I love this quote someone said

Just like making an itinerary, packing for a trip requires omitting some things that you really want to see/bring.

and I also liked how you said when packing, you "think more of how you feel than how you look".

Mantras like these will help me.

Thanks so much.
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Old Sep 18th, 2015, 01:47 PM
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<Next trip, believe me, I won't be ordering online.. but looking in my own closet a little better>

We tried to tell you ;-)

<IT, 25" I believe. Weights under 4#, bought at Marshalls last night>

Well at least you followed my advice on the suitcase -lol!

<5 pair of capris, one pair of shorts, two little skirts …maybe 5 dresses>

Why in the world do you need FIVE capris & FIVE dresses???? That's at least TWO too many of each!

<maybe a four or five things to wear over stuff in the event of a chill in the air>

Again FOUR or FIVE??? You need 1-2 max. in each clothes category.
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Old Sep 18th, 2015, 05:34 PM
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yes, Suze, I'm whittling things down! I now have only three capris, and I got rid of the five things to wear over stuff - I now have just the raincoat,and the cargo jacket. I figure I can wear my long sleeved tops as "layers" in the event of a chill. I got rid of two dresses (but then decided to take one BACK and I'll wear it on the plane because it's a knit, and it's comfy as heck and I'll be able to throw on a pair of knit pants underneath so it's even more comfortable and I can sleep in this outfit. It's a black sleeveless dress, V-neck, with a taupe kind of loose fitting scoop necked top with wide sleeves. I can wear the loose fitting scoop top as a layer with a lot of my things afterwards, and the taupe pants are the most comfortable ones I own.. they're long pants, the only long pants I'll bring, but I'm really thinking I'll probably only wear them flying to there and back.. but at least I'll have ONE pair of long pants in the event I need them there.
Since we'll be moving at least 5 times during this trip, I figure that the dress and taupe ensemble will be my "moving day outfit". I like that it can be worn with or without the taupe cover up…. and it coordinates with my brown Clark Wave shoes too! (kind of funny, but it does)
it's an overnight flight, and to be able to sleep on a plane can be difficult, so choosing what I'm wearing on the plane is an important decision. I like to wear long pants (can be cold) but then during the night, it can get hot as you know.. so I'll be able to strip the pants off and pull the taupe cover thing off if I must.. then when we arrive in DBV, and it's hot, same thing. Versatile. A little heavy (knit) but I can't figure out anything else.
Believe me, you ARE helping me. It just takes me awhile to get it. I guess I pack, then whittle away… and whittle away some more. I weighed all the clothes and shoes (including the ones I'm wearing on the plane since they'll MIGHT end up being carted around in the suitcase even though I plan to wear them on moving days) and it's 18# right now.
I haven't added the meds/toiletries yet though. or any carry on stuff.
This IS a challenge, but I'll do it…. I will, I will!
thank you thank you!
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Old Sep 19th, 2015, 07:16 AM
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Did you weigh the clothes in the suitcase? Just remember there's another 4 lbs. there.

I think you're doing great!!!

When you do your toiletries, make sure you downsize everything and only take the amount you will use. For a 3 week trip you shouldn't need more than a 2 oz. size of any one thing. This can really help keep things light by not taking full sized shampoo, etc. Yes, take body lotion. But again, you only need a small travel size of it, or that would be an easy thing to pick up after you arrive.
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Here, I am.. checking in… HELP! HELP!

Looking for help in downsizing, what can I omit to get this weight DOWN? I can't fit all the toiletries etc they're still on the bed!!!

I do have other things to work with, still… the carry on bag, a day bag, a foldable duffle ultralight which might come in handy to bring in the event of purchases there?, and an assortment of Baggalini bags to consider as my second bag which will also be used exclusively as my pocketbook.

I'm not quite sure how or if I will use these things yet… I'm still trying to figure out my suitcase, then the carry on is next. (I'm checking my 24" IT suitcase - it weighs less than 4#)…

I have a KYODEN 18 long by 9 wide by 9 high lightweight bag to use a carry on with a shoulder strap…
I also bought an OUTLANDER day pack early on because someone said it was great… if I can get rid of a lot of stuff in my checked bag, maybe I would use the OUTLANDER as my carryon, but it's probably not big enough?
and I've got a myriad of totes and things by baggalini to consider as well..

I weighed my suitcase and got 21#, I think it was…. BUT I have NOT fit in my vitamins, or any of the toiletries, nor the lightweight umbrella and other things.
If I can recall, here's what is in the suitcase.. I am not sure what to take out to make it significantly lighter, maybe you can help!
Everything, (just about) is really thin and lightweight, so it doesn't seem like any one or two things will make a difference
Here goes:

Footwear - 5

1 pair leather teva sandals - for hot days walking around Bought last week. I've been wearing them breaking them in. They s/n be a problem
1 pair Tom's shoes - they're so light, and they're the oldest shoes I have
1 pair Tiek's flats (for dressier outfits) - I added insoles and they're comfortable! I've been wearing them around too. Got them last week too.
1 pair Reef flip flops to wear with bathing suit or as slippers in accommodations.. maybe to the beach with my swimsuit
1 pair Clark Wave shoes, waterproof. Wearing on plane.

Pants - 2

capris, one black, one army green

Day Skirts - 3

2 Athleta pull-on A-line skirts for hot days, one black, one turquoise pink and white print. Black one's slightly shorter than pastel print one - so much more comfy than capris!
1 cotton dark brown skirt, falls just above the knee. The Athleta type skirts are shorter, pretty short… so this dark brown one is good for everyday. So are the other ones, but I like them for the hot weather I am expecting.. I'm basically bringing the skirts in place of more capris or shorts.

Tops - 10 (sleeveless, spaghetti straps, ss, 3/4 and long)

Sleeveless

1 forest green Cold Water Creek cotton button down simple top
1 "Neesh' gray and white pinstriped thin cotton shirt really long, V neck

Spaghetti or tank straps:

1 tried and true old maroon cotton ribbed tank top (wide straps)
1 black silk or something like it Lynn Ritchie silky black loose fitting tank (spaghetti strap)
1 sweet maroon shirt I bought at Bob's and love - flowy. Lined. May be rayon.
1 Jess Brown very very thin and light but oh so cute cute

Short Sleeves:

1 old, vintage almost.. cotton tee shirt, brown, with a white bird logo on the front (the only "tee shirt" I'm bringing.. the only short sleeved shirt I have packed!)

3/4 Sleeve:

1 J Crew long sleeve simple, thin, boxy sweater, soft soft tan, 3/4 sleeve (to wear over, in case it's chilly) (kind of like a sweater, for extra warmth)

Long Sleeve:

1 black tee shirt longish
1 maroon American Eagle boxy sweater, looks great with everything (same as the J Crew one) (kind of like a sweater, to pull over, when I need warmth)

WHAT GOES WITH WHAT:

These tops go with…
the black Athleta skirt,
the print Athleta skirt
and the black capris

1 tried and true old maroon cotton ribbed tank top (wide straps)
1 black silk or something like it Lynn Ritchie silky black loose fitting tank (spaghetti strap)
1 forest green Cold Water Creek cotton button down simple top
1 sweet maroon shirt I bought at Bob's and love - flowy. Lined. May be rayon.
1 old, vintage almost.. cotton tee shirt, brown, with a white bird logo on the front (the only "tee shirt" I'm bringing.. the only short sleeved shirt I have packed!)
1 J Crew long sleeve simple, thin, boxy sweater, soft soft tan, 3/4 sleeve (to wear over, in case it's chilly)
1 maroon American Eagle boxy sweater, looks great with everything (same as the J Crew one)


These tops go with

the printed Athleta skirt (as well as the black capris and the black skirt)

1 black spaghetti strap Lynn Ritchie silky thing
1 tried and true old ribbed cotton maroon tank (wide straps)
1 forest green Cold Water Creek thin thin cotton button down shirt
1 sweet maroon Bob's top, kind of flowy. I really like it and am excited to wear it because it's new. It may be rayon and it's lined
1 maroon American Eagle boxy sweater that goes great w everything
1 J Crew 3/4 or Long sleeved boxy sweater, soft, soft tan. lightweight.


The Tops that go with the Brown Skirt, which is on the longer side

- the brown tee with the bird logo
1 maroon American Eagle long sleeve boxy sweater
1 tan J Crew light tan boxy sweater, thin thin, I love it.
1 maroon American Eagle boxy sweater

I like the brown skirt because it looks good and I feel good in it, being not quite as short as the black Athleta one (but there's not much that goes with it, that's the only Bad thing.. or is it that bad, really?)

The tops that go with the black capris:

1 black Elodie sleeveless shirt, cute
1 tried and true maroon cotton ribbed tank top, short
1 tried and true old thin charcoal tank top, short
1 maroon Bob's top
Tan J Crew 3/4 sleeve sweater
Maroon American Eagle long sleeve boxy sweater
Navy Jess Brown whisper thin fluttery spaghetti strap top

- and probably every top packed.. I didn't continue taking notes on them!

The tops that go with the army green capris (a different make than the other capris. They're tighter on the rear end, so I chose only the shirts that cover it!)

Navy Jess Brown whisper thin fluttery spagetti strap top
Gray/White Neesh V neck thin cotton top on the long side
Maroon Bob's top
Tan J Crew 3/4 Sleeve thin sweater to pop over
Maroon American Eagle long sleeve boxy sweater, lightweight as is J Crew's


3 Jackets,

1 cotton cargo jacket that I can't live without (weighs 1#, lots of pockets)
1 tissue thin waterproof rain jacket
1 whisper thin wind breaker

3 Dresses for evening

1 short sleeve, very lightweight
1 short sleeve, chocolate silk
1 spaghetti strap black knit dress with 1 almost like a poncho type thing, chocolate brown, that goes over it. Can take it off, or wear it when it's chilly. Wearing this on the plane with

1 pair thin long pants, kind of stretch material, the most comfy pants to bang around in. Only taking them to wear on the plane under the dress to ward off the chill. But can also wear in Croatia if it ever gets that cold… probably won't though, because I need a long top with these pants. They're really only being taken because they are the only comfy plane travel pants I own that can go with the nifty dress I want to wear on the plane. The dress is great for the plane because of it's versatility. And when we arrive Croatia, I can whip the poncho top off.

Swimwear

1 2-piece bathing suit
1 tank bathing suit (because I can't decide if I'm better off with a 1-piece now that I'm past 55.. but I haven't worn one since I was in my 20's!!!
1 lightweight cotton dress I use as a cover up only.

Nighttime

Thin cotton pajamas, spaghetti straps
Thin cashmere leggings in case it gets cold (can also wear under my black skirt if it's chilly out… looks pretty cute)

Lingerie

3 padded bras - 2 nude, 1 charcoal
1 non padded - nude
2 halter bras - needed for many of the shirts

Socks

2 pair black "pads" for Clark shoes

I think that's "It"!!!

I have transferred all my hair stuff into 2 and 3-oz bottles (I have problem hair and need moisturizing shampoo and a masque or else!) , I've packed enough vitamins,sleep meds and prescription meds for 3 weeks, put some muscle cream (Ben Gay type) into two small 1" travel acrylic jars, have my sleep mask and ear plugs set aside, my razor and a shower comb, 30 pantiliners, 2 pair of eyeglasses in case I lose a pair, 2 pair of sunglasses (they're prescription, afraid I'll lose a pair), camera, chargers, cables, cell phone and chargers, including a car charger for the rental car, sun tan lotion, skin cream, makeup, lip stuff, a baseball cap for if we go on a boat or to the beach, a small jar of "colonix" to ward off constipation, and if I can fit them, 2 boxes of Chia Bars to fortify me or supplement my nutrition….

I am a person that eats very healthy, usually I make smoothies, full of nutrients and fiber! I take meds for arthritis which cause constipation, but never a problem when I'm home and in charge of my diet, and can make smoothies, but out on the road, it's a different problem!!! So I have to bring the Colonix, but it's heavy! For three weeks? I am not bringing enough for 3 weeks though, because I figure I can buy stuff there, if need be.

I tend to not eat fish or red meat, but mostly grilled chicken or vegetarian food. I don't eat potatoes or rice, too many carbs. I prefer steamed vegetables, fresh strawberries, non fat yogurt, that kind of thing. I think I am going to have a hard time in Croatia!!! But I will need to adjust and accept whatever they serve there. I heard it's mostly grilled fish, and meat more inland.
Is the fish fresh? I read somewhere it's not?!!! Do they do organic there? or not?
I heard it's a lot of potatoes and some green chard maybe? Do they cook healthy or do they not? Butter or olive oil?

Thank you.

Any advice.. leaving Monday, will be appreciated. I've cut out a lot of things… but what can I do to make me a pro?
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Old Sep 19th, 2015, 04:48 PM
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Hi… see my earlier post above. I think I'm just about there, but I was not able to match Suze's great suggestion to have my suitcase weigh no more than 20# - max - mine came in at 22.3 pounds, which actually, maybe I did make it, because at the very end, I ended up switching the great IT suitcase I had for a Lucas Vortex Ultra Lightweight Collection 24" Spinner Suitcase (available on Amazon for $78.99. It's 24" wide, 16" wide, and 9" high, expandable, unlike the IT was - my stuff was JUST fitting into the IT. The IT weighed 3.8 pounds, the Lucas weighs 5.5 pounds, so, if I'd used the IT, I would have just made 20 pounds, quite an accomplishment, I'd say, thanks to all of you!!!!! And I can lift it no problem!
Now.. my "carry on"… that weighs 12#, so far. I've got to add a few more things to it.. it will probably reach 14 or 15 pounds if I put my electric toothbrush in there and a book, a pen, a notebook, two pair of eyeglasses and 2 pair of sun glasses, and whatever else I'm not thinking of.. paperwork for the trip, that kind of stuff.
My God, what a process it's been though.
I ended up weeding my clothes from earlier tonight down even more… I took OUT the
Brown Skirt because it was too heavy and (maybe because of that), it didn't play nice or get along with everyone like the the capris and Athleta skirts did, it was too selective who it wanted to "hang out" with, so I kicked it out of the playground.
Also tossed: the Black Skirt because it was just a little too short and I paid attention to the "care more about how you FEEL than how you LOOK" thing, and though I looked pretty gooood in it, I didn't FEEL right with it being short. Besides, the colorful print one was a tad longer and a lot more fun, so out it went.
And out went the "Tried and True cotton ribbed maroon tank" (cotton - too heavy), the "Tried and True old charcoal tank, short" (because I didn't really need it), two lightweight shirts that I'd forgotten to mention that were in there before, a really cute sweater that I also forgot to mention was in there before, and I forgot what else I got rid of, but I did add a little cotton sundress because it's weight was less than that of the black skirt and top and it's way more comfortable if it's really hot, and I kept hemming and hawing over the Elodie black top, because I really like it with the black capris, but it's the ONLY thing it goes with, so I took it out, put it in, took it out, and … it was the last thing I put back in… but I might take it out again. I don't know if it matters. I was also going to leave my 1# cargo jacket at home, but I ended up throwing it back in. I read a post online about what to wear in Croatia a few hours ago, and someone had to mention a cargo jacket so it sort of made me think, 'bring it!'… I HOPE I wear the hell out of it, I better!!! If not, I'll live and learn!
OK, so one very important question… how do I go about taking notes so that when I am home I can post a trip report???
Any suggestions?
I bought a mini spiral bound notebook, hoping it'll be convenient. I don't know if it's big enough. I tend to be a little wordy in case you did not notice.
Thank you!
OMG is it tough getting used to the time change there from EDT?
And what do you think of the migrant situation in Zagreb where we will be flying out from Oct 11?
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Average temperatures for next few days will be in the mid seventies. Doubt you will get much use from a sun dress...
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Old Sep 20th, 2015, 07:13 AM
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<how do I go about taking notes so that when I am home I can post a trip report???>

I carry a 3x5" spiral notebook and pen and write things down each day. Not a full trip diary, but notes about things I did, places I ate, prices, addresses.

You don't need 6 bras or 10 tops. I'd lose the pink short skirt. Look for things that can serve the same function and don't double up on those. Don't worry so much about "matching". Everything goes with everything when you're traveling!!
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I also think you're still a little too heavy on hot weather clothes (the tanks and strappy stuff).

Another way to save information is collect business cards, save ticket stubs, postcards, etc. I have one plastic sleeve (like you'd use in a 3-ring notebook) that I use to keep the loose papers in one place.

I wouldn't travel without a pair of sneakers myself.

You don't need both bathing suits.
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I'm late to this party and haven't read all of the above, but I always travel with carry on, am fairly active and often have to attend business or stylish events, even while on vacation.

For the fall in Croatia I would pack 3 day outfits, 3 night outfits, bathing suit, cover up, 1 workout/hiking outfit + a gortex rain jacket, cashmere shawl (warmer than a pashmina), light fleece and cargo jacket. Don't forget Speedo water shoes - the most important item for Croatian rocky beaches. Black tee, jeans and black cardigan for the plane in addition to the above.

Food: My husband is a vegan and had no trouble in Croatia - There were many mediterranean organic health food places w/ salads, hummus, smoothies, etc. At traditional restaurants he ordered off the menu and had marvelous platters of grilled veggies everywhere. (However, he did miss the best fish in the world).

Bottom line: You really don't have to stress because you can get absolutely everything there, including a fabulous hat and any kind of footwear. However, I have to agree with Suze: you're brave to go without sneakers/trailrunners. We used ours often for hiking/walking (and we had Keens as well).
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I just think 5 pair of shoes is at least one or two pair too many. And you don't really have any that are sturdy/comfortable good for walking a million miles.
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I'm also late to this party, and I've only been able to skim it so far.

I'm in Provence right now and have seven pair of shoes with me. One I should have left home, and another pair I took out at the last minute I should have left in.

I don't do carry on, my suitcase is a 25". DH and I cross packed, and one case weighed about 30 lbs and the other 35, well below the 50 limit. I like to have my "stuff"

Ok, so waterproof North face hiking or running shoes, Ecco tan walking shoes to wear with jeans, long pants, 10 years old and still comfy and supporting, black Geox flats, tan ballet flats, what I call my orthopaedic Naot sandals, comfortable but not very attractive, flip flops for light walking days, open toed ballet flats, black.

Should have left the last pair home, kicking myself for not bringing the canvas Keds for jeans and capris. Realisticly, I could have left the tan flats, but, hey, I like my purse and shoes to match, and I had the room.
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OMG, I'm having a panic attack just from READING this thread!
Shoes: wear heaviest pair on plane, take ONE change...foot comfort RULES.

Maybe someone quoted this rule above, but I pack by the mantra:

NOT WHAT WOULD BE 'NICE' TO HAVE, BUT WHAT CAN I 'NOT'
LIVE WITHOUT.

And yes, some SERIOUS soul-searching is needed to determine this.
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Well, the bag is packed and I'm leaving soon. Perhaps I should have kept the sneakers I bought then returned. I really feel my Clarke Wave shoes are fine for walking the most in. And the tea's!!! I can run and buy them if I want, the store's right up the road,… but omg.. another pair of shoes?
I'll throw in the long sleeve tee shirt then, if you feel I'm too heavy on the warm weather stuff The sun dresses have tee-shirt style sleeves and i wear them with cargo jacket.. maybe I sh/throw in my black north face fleece in addition.
The weight of course will go up a little bit.. but I'm strong.
And this so so much better than the 45-50# bag I would have ordinarily packed.
Just don't know about those sneakers.
How about LUGGAGE LOCKS for Croatia?
Yes, or No?
Thank you guys for everything. I was happy to hear about the food too.
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Old Sep 21st, 2015, 08:47 AM
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Noooooo.... don't start "throwing in" more stuff!

Have an excellent trip & BOY VOYAGE

What are you going to do with luggage locks after you arrive? Lock your suitcase in your room?? Sometimes I do do that if there is not a safe to keep passport, etc.
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Old Sep 21st, 2015, 09:05 AM
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A small luggage lock might be a good idea for the ferries because your bag might end up under a pile out of your sight. That said, we didn't have them.

You do not need a north face. I checked your clark waves and they seem fine for hikes and getting wet, so you have permission to skip the sneakers. Now take out 5 tees and some of the bulkier sweaterss...and have a great trip.
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Old Sep 21st, 2015, 09:10 AM
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There are several white noise apps available for your smart phone. Just be sure to include a plug adaptor.
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