I travel light
Luggage and bags: If I go out for a long weekend or so, I prefer to travel really light, only with a little rucksack.
I put my toilet stuff, a little towel, a book, a guidebook, mp3 player, Sketchbook and watercolors, 2 T-shirts and swimmingpool sandals... if I ever need something else, I buy it wherever I go... and in this way I keep it as a souvenir, LOL
- Budget Travel
My dear watch
Miscellaneous: Whenever I travel, I leave at home my everyday watch and use this cheap digital one.
Is so cheap that I wouldn't really care losing it. It's waterproof. It'a made of plastic, so it doesn't sound on airport controls. It's got alarm and chronometer... and is light! What else can you ask for?
Don’t take any wooden nickels!
Luggage and bags: Lock it up with a pad lock folks. No joke!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Take some crapy clothes with you. Then replace them with new cool new ones you buy alone the way. Donate you old ones to a hostel.
Miscellaneous: And of coarse there’s this old one: “Lay out all the clothes you want to take with you. Take out half the clothes and double your money and you should be fine.”
- Road Trip
Plenty of comfortable clothes
Luggage and bags: Whatever you are comfortable with
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Good walking shoes and a change of them to give hot feet a rest! A sun hat!
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Only what you urgently need and the essentials all travellers carry - good pharmacists abound. Sun cream is a must - but early in the year cold weather gear!
Photo Equipment: These days, a digital camera is essential to my luggage!
- Historical Travel
Make sure to bring plenty of film!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: The days were very nice, but the weather at night was a slight chill at times. I suggest a warm jacket or coat.
Photo Equipment: Make sure you bring film and batteries because you don't want to miss any of the many sights Athens has to offer.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Hiking
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Make sure that you have a high factor sun cream with you.
Photo Equipment: Make sure that you have plenty of films with you. You will find yourself taking lots of photos. On my first trip to the city I managed to take about 40 photos within 1 1/2 days!!!
Miscellaneous: Athens heat during the summer months can be extremely oppresive. Take lots of water with you especially up in the Acropolis because there are no shops in there. The only shop is just outside the ticket booth and it's expensive.
Luggage and bags: Sailing ships have cramped quarters, back in small bags, and try to only bring one.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: On this cruise, we had to have nice clothes. On the last night i wore slacks and a two-button navy blazer to the Captain's dinner.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: sunscreen prevents skin cancer!
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: trunks, there's a lot of swimming involved in being at sea for a week. Also, I have these Chaco thongs, with the Vibram soles that are life-savers when hiking down 1000' vertical feet of centuries-old slippery stone steps.
Luggage and bags: Bags with wheels are necessary for your sanity. A light backpack comes in handy also.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Light airty clothes in the summer.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Everything is available in local pharmacies.
Miscellaneous: Stay at the Hotel Atalos. There is none better.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Umbrella is necessary in every month except summer although it's quite unlikely to use it,but have it just in case.In winter apart from jackets,coat and such,bring and lighter clothing as it can be warmer.In summer, light-colored t-shirts,shorts,hat,sunglasses are necessary.Generally wear as few clothes as you can!Also,note that on the Acropolis the ground is slippery so bring the appropriate shoes...
Photo Equipment: Avoid buying films from kiosks.They're generally more expensive.Buy them from photo-shops.
Luggage and bags: (pic)A cafe near to Acropolis. I should have packed a Greek Dictionary before I go, No English, only Greek here in Athens. This is the place I found worst in communications during my Europe trip in 1999.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Athens is HOT for most of the year bring light clothes and plenty of t shirts / shorts. Dress code i s usually informal.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring a roll of toilet paper !
Miscellaneous: You MUST bring a good pair of sunglasses. Light is harsh and UV high.
Luggage and bags: I stayed 2 weeks and managed to get it all in my carry-on with room left over to bring back souvenirs.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Dress for the season. I went in the summer and I did fine by packing t-shirts, short pants, and wearing comfortable shoes.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sun block, sun block, sun block.
Photo Equipment: 35mm camera and buy your film at home.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: If you go to the beach, don't forget the sandals.
Luggage and bags: Backpack or a suitcase.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Something cool like shorts, skirts, T-shirts, strappy tops and trainers, sandals. Things like that and something a bit warmer at night.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: The usual stuff you use, and high factor sun cream, after sun and antiseptic cream.
Photo Equipment: Camera, films and batteries.
Miscellaneous: A walkman.
Miscellaneous: Before you go, be sure to check out Matt Barrett's unbeatable travel guide at www.athensguide.com.
It's packed with useful information on almost every topic one can think of (sights, restaurants, hotels, excursions, city walks, greek language, music etc.) and some very interesting travelogues and stories that are really fun reading.
It's almost a pity that Matt has published his webguides only about Athens and Greece :-)
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