Traveling alone can be exhilarating, it can also be a little scary as the only things from home you will have with you is what you packed for you left. Unfortunately, that means the temptation to overpack is strong. Lucky for you, this guide will help you pack only what you truly need for your trip. Read on to discover how.
Picking the right bag for your travels is essential. Resist the urge to buy the biggest one you can find, because all that will happen is that you will end up filling it with stuff that is actually unnecessary.
Of course, if you are heading to each an every location on your list in the relevant comfort of large planes like the Airbus a330 300 it won’t matter too much because they will be enough room on board for all that luggage. Although, it is worth bearing in mind that if you go over the limit assigned to you by your airline, you will have to pay extra. Don’t forget either, that it’s you that will have to cart that great big bag about once you reach your destination. Something that can be a real pain in the neck (and back)!
The thing about traveling is that unless you are staying in one place for the whole time, and that one place has a consistent climate you can end up needing all manner of clothing items. This is fine if you are heading out there for a two-week vacation, but if you are there for any longer than this, you need to find another way of doing things.
That is where the capsule wardrobe based around layers come in. Layers are good because you can put more in if it’s cold, and take more off when it’s hot. Also, by creating a capsule, you can wear any combination of items (usually whatever is clean at the time) and still look good.
Picking lightweight layers works the best here, and key items to include are basic cotton t-shirts and cargo trousers that zip off to become shorts. Also, a lightweight but thin fleece that can be packed without taking up too much room is a savvy purchase.
Obviously, few travelers leave their house without their essential tech, so this it’s definitely something that you will want to take if you are heading to the other side of the world! Mainly because it means you can keep in touch with friends and family at home, and it can even allow you to keep working to fund your travels if you need to.
More tech isn’t necessarily better though. In fact, if you can find one item that does everything such as a tablet that you can type, call, watch media on, and take pictures with it might be a better choice.
Just remember to have anything important backed up to the cloud including your travel photos, as accidents do happen and tech can easily get damaged or lost.
Picking one tablet or phone is a great way to save space.
In fact, using the cloud to store anything that you need digitally can be a real packing boon. The reason being that it prevents your luggage being clogged up with entertainment items like novels, guidebooks, and magazines, leaving you more room for the important stuff.