Packing for a long trip away might seem like a daunting prospect, but once you get the hang of it, it’s easy. The first time you go traveling you will probably bring way too much stuff, and there is no need.
The lighter you can travel, the easier it will be for you to move from place to place. And the harder it will be for you to lose something that has value. If you want to experience travel at its best, then travel light!
Here’s how you can do it.
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Be Selective With Clothes
If you are going out to the wilds of the world, there is no need to take that D&G dress with you. The most you will need is a couple of items of clothing for any weather situation you can imagine, plenty of underwear, and a couple of towels. Where this falls a little is shoes. Sure, you can get through a few months away in sandals if you are guaranteed to have great weather, but you should be planning for anything. Given that shoes take a lot of space up in your backpack think about bringing softer pairs that are easier to pack.
Leave Your Valuables
While I haven’t experienced too many nasty moments while traveling abroad, they do happen, unfortunately. And a lot of those incidents happen because people carry valuables. When you travel the world, you will quickly understand that many people have next to nothing. And that everything you carry could be a target for somebody that can make a few dollars and feed their family. Your best bet? Leave everything that you value at home. Whether that is expensive cameras or cheap jewelry given to you by a loved one, it doesn’t matter. The less you have on you, the less interest you will be for somebody else. If you do decide to take valuables, make sure you have somewhere safe to keep them.
Do Lots Of Research
You will spend many hours researching the place you are traveling to. But don’t forget to research any equipment you might use. Let’s imagine you want to do a spot of kayaking when you are on your trip. Research will be your best friend here! This article looks at the five best ocean fishing kayaks currently available. Just read it, take in the important info and make a note of the features you think you will need. Once you are on the other side of the world, it will be much easier to source something suitable for hire.
Leave Your Cosmetics
This could be the hardest thing to do when you leave, but trust me, when you get out on the open road, you will forget about your cosmetic products. That goes for blow dryers and hair straighteners, too. Although there may be times when a bit of lipstick wouldn’t go amiss, not having makeup in your bag will encourage you to go out and find some. This will involve meeting the locals and experiencing how they live – and you might just pick up a new style to take home with you.