As we’ve traveled, we’ve picked up souvenirs along the way. Seeing as we had a layover in Hawaii and the United States postal service is reliable, we decided to ship everything we can home. Every last thing that we were not going to need for our last upcoming stretch of this trip.

In fact, we ended up shipping 30 lbs of stuff back to Seattle! It felt amazing. On our flights from Hawaii to Mexico, my pack was as light as a feather. Alex took my pack out of the overhead compartment of the plane, and handed it to me. Even after he had let go, I thought he was still holding on to it because my pack felt so light.

I had been looking forward to shipping everything back for quite a while. And now traveling is a whole lot lighter!

Below: Light Packs at the Ixtapa Airport