It is always best to travel light, if possible.
It is also great to be prepared, while efficient
No one wants to lug a heavy suitcase, pack and worry about keeping track of material possessions.
Even carrying a coat and umbrella limits your freedom
Even so we lived discovering the assortment of Packing Lists online.
It is always great to be prepared, to pull-out a slicker during a rain, to produce gloves, sweater and cap when the temperature dips.