Travelling with less is not something that can be achieved overnight; it requires an understanding of your day to day needs and the ability to prune back any unnecessary functions or habits you have picked up over the years in order to know how you can travel with less.
The easiest way to understand efficiency is to look at the motorcycle riders criss-crossing the country with dynamic storage boxes. Case in point would be the BMW motorcycle top boxes and cases in different sizes to allow travellers to plan their luggage according to space available.
By using these 5 tips, you will be able to make travelling easier without having to take more baggage than necessary.
Tip 1 – Travel with a Slim Bag Only
The first step to travelling without too much baggage is to find the smallest bag possible that will be able to store everything you need for your trip. A backpack or shoulder bag would be ideal as it will allow you to move around easier and more freely, but this isn’t always an option.
If you are going to a cold region, it’s a good idea to bring a jacket or coat, and this will take up a lot of space in your bag. It may therefore be better to bring a smaller bag that will just attach onto the outside of your luggage as extra storage space.
Tip 2 – Bring Multi-purpose Items Instead of Single-Use Ones
This is a tip that even seasoned travellers often fail to follow. If you are bringing items that can be used for more than just the purpose you initially intend them to, then you will save space in your bag. One example of this is a water bottle, which can be reused when you are out and about instead of having to buy new ones each time.
Tip 3 – Pack Light, But Include the Essentials
Space in your bags is not unlimited, so it’s important to pack only what you need when travelling. Pack light, but pack everything you may possibly need. One of the most important parts of travelling is health, and that means that you should bring any medications you will need on your trip.
Tip 4 – Don’t Bring Anything Back Unless It’s a Souvenir
Unless there is something special about an item of clothing, don’t bother packing it when travelling. The only reason to pack clothes is if they make you stand out from the crowd in some way or in case they are in fashion in another country, so it’s best not to bother.
Souvenirs from your travels are great mementoes, but there is no need to bring anything back unless you plan on eating it. Any other items will do nothing but take space in your luggage and add weight, which means more money spent on travel.
Tip 5 – Plan Ahead of Time For Your Return Trip
When travelling, it’s best to plan out your return trip as well, but don’t just think about the journey. When you get to your destination, find out if there is a tourist office and what they can offer for local transport and hotels. If you do this instead of just deciding when to return on the day itself, you will have less stress on your return journey as it will be planned out in full.
Put all of these tips into practice when you next set off on your travels!
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