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a woman's round-the-world packing list
Here's the dilemma: look cute or travel light and comfortably? This should not be mutually exclusive, right?  Unfortunately, travel clothing is geared toward two sets of people, neither of which describes me: (1) men and (2) women over the age of 60.   I have noted below the few companies that are designing clothes that are light-weight, quick-drying, comfortable, and also ones that women actually want to wear.  My travel wardrobe usually stays fairly constant between our various trips because it covers most climates.

And that's it. Now that I've listed it all out, it looks like a short list, but, I can go for almost a week without doing a full load of laundry and still stay cute and not smelly.