I’m following my own advice here. If you read this post, then you know I believe it’s wiser to pack less stuff on your travels, as it forces you to get more involved in whatever country you’re in. I recently purchased a new backpack– the REI Trail 40— for my upcoming adventures abroad. My previous backpack was about 65L, so it is quite the size change. My goal is to become a more efficient traveler and I want to share with you all how to travel smarter, not harder. Each trip I go on, I am going to provide my packing list and reasoning for each item. So be on the lookout for the first “What’s in the Pack?” segment!