Packing Light For Costa Rica

The kid gave me a luggage scale for Christmas, so I can say with some certainty that I’m heading to Costa Rica with 28 pounds of luggage — a carry-on weighing 12 pounds and a small bag weighing 16 pounds.

That total includes my new Acer Aspire One netbook (2.8 pounds), three paperback books and a hardcover. If I weren’t such a geek, I could definitely bring the whole thing in under 25 pounds.

Nineteen days with less than 25 pounds worth of clothes and personal hygiene items. Well, better to feel good than to look good, darling.

(Of course, I’m not bragging about the last trip, which included a cruise, formalwear, snorkel gear and about 60 pounds of luggage.)


One thought on “Packing Light For Costa Rica

  1. George

    I hope you are bringing a travel guide! I recommend the travel guide Explore Costa Rica. We found this guide really gave us a lot of ability to find places that we would never have found on our own (and are not found in any other guidebook). The background information on nature and the nation’s history and economy were also very helpful. The bus guide came in handy, and the color photos are superb. You can find out information about it on the publisher’s website which has a free update (PDF) for Costa Rica as well as other features.


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