With airlines charging for extra bags, pack smart by taking only what you need. Keep a packing list on your computer & print it before you pack. Do this even though you have packed a million times. You will eliminate unnecessary items. Be prepared with a small first aid kit packed in a baggie. Take a few medicated band-aids, pain relievers, hand sterilizer, safety pins, & anti diarrhea meds. Wrap some all purpose duct tape around a drinking straw for emergency fixes. Happy Traveling.