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What Not to Bring on Vacation

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We know packing for a vacation can be stressful—somehow we always tend to over pack! To make things a little easier, we’ve complied a list of what NOT to bring on your next trip.

  • Expensive jewelry. If you’re not willing to lose it or have it stolen, leave it at home.
  • Originals of important documents or hard-to-replace documents such as birth certificates. To be on the safe side, bring copies instead.
  • Shoes that look terrific but feel horrific. If they’re not comfortable at home, they won’t be comfortable on vacation.
  • High-maintenance clothing. You should be able to wear almost everything you bring for two days in a row without having to wash or iron it.
  • Large amounts of cash. With nationwide automatic teller machines, credit cards, and traveler’s checks, there’s no need to carry more than an afternoon’s worth of cash.
  • Blue jeans. Jeans are relatively heavy and take a long time to dry if they get wet.

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Jennifer Keating

Jennifer is the Associate Digital Editor at The Old Farmer’s Almanac. She is an active equestrian and spends much of her free time at the barn. When she’s not riding, she loves caring for her collection of house plants, baking, and playing in her gardens. Read More from Jennifer Keating

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