NerdWallet: How to pack light for travel—you’ll be glad you did

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Laura Lynch used to check at least one bag on every trip, but that changed when she realized how much those bags were weighing her down.

“I was pulling this giant duffel bag along the cobblestone streets of Serbia, and I was extremely lost,” says Lynch, co-founder of the food and travel blog Savored Journeys, who has visited 63 countries. “I couldn’t find my way to the hostel I was staying at. And I just looked down at my bag and thought, ‘Why did I bring all that stuff?’”

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