When the open road calls, you should answer it with a carefree attitude and the knowledge that you have what you need for a great trip. In addition to clothes, toiletries and rain gear, you should also carry along a good sense of flexibility and ingenuity.
Packed items should have more than one use whenever possible. If you’re traveling with someone else, buy shampoo, soap and toothpaste you can share. Instead of packing several tools, slip in a single multitool or Swiss Army knife.