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Packing and Gear


This section covers a very practical matter for RTW travelers: what gear you actually need for your trip, and what to pack it in. Just remember, packing less is almost always better. If you really need an item you left at home after you’re on the road, chances are you can rent it (ideally) or worst-case scenario, buy it.

A good place to start is Luggage Limits. These guys list every flight known to man and will give you, yes, the weight and measurement limits for luggage you can take. Check every flight you’ll be using (that you know about) and see if what you’re planning to bring meets the airlines’ restrictions.

Take a look at these subsections for more information packing and gear for RTW travel.

Reading on the Road

A short list of ways to get and keep books with you on your RTW trip. You really don’t have to pack a library keep yourself in reading material for the extent of your trip.

How (And What) To Pack for Travel

Our best packing tips for a RTW trip. Because long-term travel doesn’t have to mean excess luggage and wrinkled clothes. Pack smarter for a better trip.

10 Must Have Items to Pack for a RTW Trip

Small things make big differences when you travel. Put these 10 must-haves in your luggage when packing for your RTW trip!

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