After spending several years in Cape Town and taking annual trips home to grab 'just one more sweater' or 'those boots I can't live without', I accumulated a fair amount of stuff while living abroad. I find that two checked bags is an adequate allowance when traveling to/from the U.S. to Africa on holiday (standard on most international carriers), but I was struggling to fit everything in my bags for my last trip home. I looked at Turkish Airlines excess baggage fees for my route and it was going to be a couple hundred dollars - not an option on my budget.
PostNet before the holidays last year. The staff in Westlake was really friendly and they gave me several shipping choices to pick from to fit my budget and time constraints. While their excess baggage service would have returned my belongings to me faster, I ultimately decided that nothing I was shipping was time-sensitive, so I shipped it by ground internationally (saving over $100!) Do you have any tips on traveling light?