We often hear the phrase, “travel light”; and it has always been extremely helpful. But what does it mean to travel light? What are the things that you should and should not bring? Here are some things that will help us decide what to bring or not bring.
Reading materials now come in many forms. You can read news articles or features in magazines straight from a mobile device, or read novels from a book. But if you can read them all using a mobile device, why not leave your books and magazines behind and use your mobile device instead?
It would be nice to bring along a variety of outfits for your trip so you could take nice pictures with your outfit of the day with a beautiful background at the back. However, different outfits would take up a lot of space in your luggage. And the truth is, you only get to use half of those.
Too much denim
One of the most preferred outfit to bring on travels is the denim because it is comfortable and hides stains quite well. They however, take up a huge amount of space, not to mention heavy.
Keep in mind that hotels have a supply of soap, shampoo, conditioner and lotion for their guests. You can instead leave your own set of toiletries at home and make use of what the hotel provides. These things are small but if you carry along small things they make a cluster of clutter in your luggage and take up space.
You are on a trip and not joining a pageant so a complete set of makeup will not be necessary.
Aside from the makeup set, hair styling products are not necessary as well. Tools such as the hair blower and curling iron is best left at home because they take up a lot of space and may not be necessary during the trip. Some hotels have hair dryer. You can ask to confirm.
You can bring electronic devices but you do not need to bring more than two devices unless you are on a business trip. If you could bring your iPad or tablet, then perhaps you can leave your laptop behind.
Accessories are also not a must for traveling. They are even discouraged because they are attractive not only to you but to pickpockets. Accessories may also be small but several accessories can take up space. It would be wise to leave them behind instead.
A snack on a plane is okay but you do not need to bring with you a whole stock of food. They will only take up space. Plus, if you brought with you your own food, how can you enjoy local food in the place where you will be visiting?
Some people prefer using their own sheets and towels. They feel uncomfortable using other stuff than theirs. Well, it’s time to learn to change that. Hotels provide guests their own towels and sheets. If you bring yours, it could get your luggage stuffed up. So, for this, you can just live it all to the hotel.
Shoes are bulky and heavy. It would be better to leave some to free up some space in your luggage. Some people, though fear that the shoes they wear may not be appropriate for the travel. In this case, you can learn to choose well what you need to bring. Choose the shoes which are versatile and which you can use in any style.
You do not need an emergency kit. What do these include? It includes the rain gear, umbrella, or boots. You won’t be using them anyway. Leave them behind. That would be wise.
Mobile devices are allowed. However, there is one mobile device that cannot be allowed onboard. Since October 15, 2016, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is banned from flying because of risk of fire. So if you have one, better leave the Note 7 behind.
Are you planning on a trip?
Are you ready to leave behind some stuff?