The blog post is about how to pack for a trip with the goal of traveling light. The author lays out their 4 forgotten tips that they claim will help you travel light.
1) Don’t over-pack your toiletries bag, because most places you can find what you need.
2) Only take the right amount of clothing, only take what you know you need.
3) Leave your electronics at home and just take a journal and pen to take notes.
4) Don’t bring any souvenirs!
If you are like me, packing for a trip is stressful. The first thing I do is grab my favorite luggage and start filling it up with my favorite items. Then, I usually realize that I have way over packed, and need to find some new tricks and techniques that will allow me to travel efficiently and light.
Here are 4 tips below that can help you travel light on your next big adventure:
1. Avoid bringing your entire closet. Leave more room in your luggage by planning ahead and only bringing the essentials.
2. Roll up your clothes instead of folding them. This will take up less space in your suitcase.
3. Bring a portable charger for your phone so that you never run out of battery while exploring an exciting new city!
4. Make friends with the hotel staff! They know the best hidden gems of their city, and can recommend activities based on your interests!
Packing for a trip can be a stressful experience.
Especially if you’re like me and tend to over pack. I’ve found that the more I travel the more I realize what is essential and what isn’t. And it’s all too easy to carry things you don’t need or want while traveling.
Here are some tips on how to pack light and travel the world!
1. Only Bring One Pair of Shoes: The reality is you only really need one pair of shoes when traveling. You can walk in them, run in them, hike in them, dance in them and even use them as a makeshift pillow on an overnight bus. Make sure they’re comfortable but also make sure they look good enough to wear with a nice outfit as well.
2. Don’t Pack Anything You Wouldn’t Mind Losing: This might seem obvious at first but think about it for a second… would you be willing to lose your favorite shirt or jacket? If so then leave it at home! The last thing you want to do is travel with something that you love but have no plan on bringing back home with you. Unless it’s absolutely necessary leave your sentimental items at home!
3. Pack Half of What You Think You’ll Need: This rule has saved
Do you have a trip coming up and you’re wondering how to even begin packing??
You’ve probably heard the standard advice, like “make a packing list”, “roll your clothes”, and “experiment with different types of travel gear”. Good advice, but it’s not always easy to know where to start.
That’s why I’ve put together this step-by-step guide. It includes time-tested tips for packing like a pro.
Step 1: Know Your Trip
Before you even think about what you’re going to pack, first consider the basics of your trip. How long will you be gone? Where are you going? Are there any particular activities or events planned that might impact what type of clothing you need?
1. Use a carry-on bag
First and foremost, use a carry-on bag. It’s much easier to take with you than a suitcase and if you’re trying to travel light, this may be the only thing you bring on your trip. Try to find a bag that has pockets and compartments. This will help keep your items organized and it’ll be easier for you to access them when you need them most.
2. Don’t pack what you can buy there
There are some things that are just common sense: toothpaste, shampoo, toilet paper, etc. These items are universal and easy to find anywhere in the world! You don’t want to waste precious space in your luggage bringing these items with you when they’re readily available at your destination.
3. Make a list of things to pack
If packing is difficult for you, then make a list of all the items that are essentials. This can include clothes, toiletries, electronics, shoes, etc. The more organized you are the easier it will be for you to pack your bags the night before so you can be ready when it’s time to go.
4. Roll your clothes instead of folding them
Think about rolling your clothes instead of folding them when packing them in
Planes, trains and automobiles – the only thing that separates a commuter from a tourist is how they pack their bags. This guide will help you to travel light, and with as few checked-in bags as possible.
1. Choose your clothes wisely
If you’re making multiple stops it’s best not to overpack your suitcase. We recommend rolling your clothes instead of folding them – this will save a lot of space in your bag.
2. Stay organised with packing cubes
Investing in a set of packing cubes can be a good idea if you have a lot of smaller items that need to be packed away for a trip. Packing cubes come in all shapes and sizes and are available from most travel shops and many online stores.
3. Think about where you’ll be going when packing
Every country has its own unique weather patterns and cultural norms that you should consider when planning your clothing options. Generally speaking, countries in the Middle East require more conservative clothing choices than those in Europe or North America.
4. Make sure you have everything before leaving home!
It can be easy to forget things you need when traveling abroad, especially if that country uses different electrical sockets or phone chargers than your native country does. Make sure to check out our tips
1. Pack Light, Leave Room For Souvenirs:
The number one travel mistake I made when I first started traveling was to pack too many clothes. I would read all the tips and advice on how to pack light and I thought it was a great idea… until my suitcase exploded open in an airport in Sicily.
2. Bring Comfortable Shoes:
No matter what kind of trip you are taking, it is always important to pack comfortable shoes. You will never know what you are going to be wanting to do while you are away, so it’s best to be prepared for anything!
3. Don’t Forget To Pack Your Chargers:
It is so easy to forget the most important things for your trip, like your phone charger or something for listening to music on long bus rides. Make sure you check that you have everything you need before you leave your house!
4. Keep Your Important Things On You At All Times:
If it is an easy item to lose, make sure that you keep it on your person at all times or have a designated spot for it in your bag where you can easily find it if needed.