I am packing for our four week trip to England (staying with family just south of London) and a week in Paris. I only travel with carry-on luggage and so each piece of clothing is carefully scrutinized. At this point I fear I have one too many pairs of pants.
I've got a pair of boot cut jeans in blue denim, a pair of cropped skinnies in blue denim, a pair of Levi's skinnies in black denim with gray top-stitching, a pair of black skinny ankle length trousers for dress and a pair of longer khaki shorts. Obviously I'll be wearing one pair over but it's still one more pair than what I usually bring.
We do a mix of sightseeing, hiking. etc. Nothing too strenuous but we'll head down to Eastbourne and maybe a few other places to hike. We'll be pounding the pavement in Paris and London, putting on lots of miles as we take in the sights.
I know this shouldn't be such a difficult decision. We depart next Wednesday and I think my brain is getting overloaded and decisions are getting harder. I COULD bring all of them but would like a little more room for the return trip. I just weighed my suitcase and I'm at 24 pounds without my toiletries and a couple of guide books. By the time I'm done I'll probably be at about 30 pounds. Does that seem excessive?
Thoughts and opinions are gratefully appreciated. Thank you!