The following is a Plus Edition article written by and copyright by Dick Eastman.
To repeat a bit from Part #1:
"I have become a fanatic on lightweight packing. Most of the time, I can squeeze all of the needed items into one carry-on suitcase that easily fits into an airliner’s overhead baggage compartment and an “over the shoulder” bag that fits under the seat in front of me. With the recent price-gouging by airlines for checked luggage, use of carry-on luggage saves a lot of money. Besides, I don’t like dragging all that heavy luggage with me. In past years, I have wasted far too much energy wrestling heavy luggage into shuttle buses, taxis, and rental cars. Never again."
Here is another excerpt from Part #1:
"I thought I would share my suggestions and the packing list and also ask if you have further suggestions. I will list the things I might take on a genealogy research trip as well as to genealogy conferences."