At one of my later pre-departure meetings, I like to hold a luggage derby. This activity has two purposes: it helps travelers to gain an understanding of just how heavy and cumbersome their luggage will be when they overpack, and it also helps students get to know each other better by working together to win the derby.
Here’s how it works:
Before the meeting
At the meeting/before the derby
After the derby
To be honest, the parents watching from the sidelines really enjoy this the most because it is quite comical to watch the travelers go through the obstacle course and try to make it back quickly without running. It never hurts to think about how heavy your luggage will feel when it is over-packed, as you have to carry it quite a bit on tour.
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