A good way to zero in on what to pack is to make some notes on what you are wearing on different weather days. For instance, for our exciting trip to Sicily in December when the weather will be mild and 60ish, it might be easy to overestimate what you need to wear. You will then find yourself carrying a coat or mashing it into your luggage. Worst as most of you are traveling solo, you will be overburdened with extra weight you have to carry  on/off planes.

Today in NY it is raining and 47 so my notes say: water resistent jacket, with  down sweater and light cotton turtleneck, but not winter coat. By the time it gets warm next wee,  it is likely that I will forget what 47 wet weather meant in terms of comfortable wardrobe.

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