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Last year alone, the airlines made billions in checked luggage fees.  Every time you check a suitcase with most of the airlines, you’re paying $25 or more.  If you’re taking 2 suitcases or, heaven forbid, go over the 50 lb. weight limit, now you’re stuck with more fees.

My Vacation Lady often jokes with our clients that if they are going someplace tropical, all they need is a bathing suit and sarong, but in actuality, we are among the worst offenders when it comes to over packing.

When it comes to packing for your vacation, think of what you actually need to pack and think of what you can buy while you’re on vacation.  Of course, it depends on where you are going.

If you’re going to a remote destination, you’ll need to pack everything you think you’ll need since you likely won’t see a store around.  If you’re traveling to Europe, Hawaii, a beach destination or even a cruise, they do have stores and shops where you can pick up some of the things you may not want to pack.

Smarter Travel has come up with a list of what they think  will be cheaper to buy than than packing them and paying luggage fees.

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