Not only can travelling light save you money, but it is also a more enjoyable way to travel. So what things can you do without when jetting off to distant climes? Here are a few suggestions on things you can do to travel light and have enough room left over to bring a few souvenirs back home with you.
Travelling light is the key to cheaper and more enjoyable travel. Not only do you eliminate the risk of nasty luggage charges, but travelling light is less tiring when hopping on and off busses or trains while en route to your destination. Here are a few suggestions of things you can do and bear in mind when planning to travel light.
Only one week’s worth of clothes
If you’re going to a hot country, ask yourself how many clothes you really need. Many holidaymakers tend to go on autopilot when packing, thinking they’ll need to stuff as many clothes in their case as will fit. The truth is they’ll probably never wear most of them. Sure you need to stay fresh, but try using the local launderette instead. As a general rule of thumb, never take more clothes than you will need in a week, no matter how long you’re going for. One week is plenty of time to find a place to wash your garments.
One of the most cumbersome items to fill space in your Suitcase is shoes.
Digitise your library
Ditch the guidebooks and other books for that matter. With Smartphones and tablets, it’s not necessary to have any physical reading material at all these days. You can carry hundreds of books on your device.
On the matter of travel guides…
When it comes to travel guides, digital or otherwise, while they can often prove helpful, don’t forget the wealth of wisdom local people have if you only ask. It is much more exciting to be directed by locals, getting them to help you make a spontaneous itinerary. And you’ll make a few friends along the way. You may also with a bit of effort pick up some of the local lingo. It’s the perfect way to feel more immersed in the culture where you are.
Take a multi-adapter
Chargers and cables for your appliances can take up a lot of room in your bag and add to the kilos mounting up. Purchase a multi-adapter instead and you could save substantial space.