Are you a travel bug? Does exploring new places make you feel alive? Well, we are here to tell you that you are not alone. A lot of people feed their eagerness by getting to know new cultures and learning new languages. The world is filled with so many things that we may not have a single clue about. So, when you get to learn about something new, you feel thrilled, don’t you? In the vines of getting ready for hitting the road and embarking on a new journey, you may realize that you forgot to pack something that you’re going to need, but, unfortunately, it may be too late. We are here to save you the trouble of leaving any important thing behind, and to help you pack your stuff neatly. Check out these useful tips for your upcoming adventurous getaway.
1 Less Clothing Items
A lot of travelers make this mistake of packing for every occasion, ending up with a heavy backpack that makes the trip exhausting and leaves our backs in pain. You don’t want a bulky suitcase for your clothing. Instead of packing more, pack smart. Go for items of the scheme and neutral colors; that way you can easily mix and match your items, creating different outfits with the least items. This idea works better because, in the end, all of the many clothes we pack aren’t going to be worn, we all know that. So, let’s ditch unnecessary items and go for the ones that are more useful and comfy.
2 Tools for Maintaining Hygiene
It is a fact that we cannot deny; traveling makes us shower less often. There are a lot of reasons behind that. It may be that we travel for too long hours, so we arrive at our destination exhausted or maybe the shower at the place where we are staying isn’t neat enough. There are many reasons, and on top of them is us being too lazy to do so, we are sometimes guilty of our nastiness. For such occasions, we have some simple solutions to help you through. Travel with a liquid castile soap; it is easier and even better to use your stuff when it comes to hygiene. Besides, this soap can be used for almost everything from showering to washing our clothes. You are also going to need wet wipes to keep that sweat off and stay clean along with a dry shampoo for times when you can’t wash your hair but have to keep it clean and neat.
3 Go for Compression Bags
Compression bags are much more useful than regular ones. They are amazing space savers that can let you carry more stuff than a regular bag can. Besides, some of them usually have two sides; one side for you to pack your clean clothes and the other one for tucking your dirty ones away instead of cramming them up into the corner of the bag. You can find a lot of affordable ones; however, even if you have to pay these extra pennies, isn’t it worth it?
4 Cut Back On Too Many Footwear
You don’t need to pack up all of the footwear you have in your closet. We promise you will never wear all of them; instead you will always go for the one that feels the most comfortable which is exactly what you need. You are heading to a new place to explore new spots around the world and meet new people and so on. So, having only one comfortable footwear is all that you need. This way you won’t have to cram a lot of pair of shoes into the side of your bag. You can have a pair of backup shoes for unfortunate occasions though, but not all of them.
5 Roll Instead of Folding
Roll your clothes instead of folding them up. Folding can be more frustrating because it makes your clothes take more space, and you realize how wrinkly they get as soon as you arrive at your destination. So, roll your clothes and place them in vacuum compression bags; they prevent your clothes from getting creasy and give you more space to pack other essentials for your trip.
6 Go for E-Books for a While
If you are a vivid reader, you may find it quite tempting to pack up all of your favorite books along the way. This is a big no; even if you love traditional books and how they feel in your hands and the smell of the papers, you may need to switch for the alternative to be able to enjoy your adventure. Download the books you need on your device and read them whenever you want.
7 Use Empty Bottles for Safety
It is one of the worst nightmares for constant travelers; being robbed of your money or other valuable stuff. You need to be a bit discreet to avoid this unfortunate scenario. So, use an empty bottle to hide your money instead of wallets. You can also use socks for rolling for your cell phone or other valuable devices inside.
8 All-Purpose Large Scarf
Large scarves are versatile and handy. They can be used on so many different occasions. Scarves can be good blankets, or a head cover to protect yourself from the sun or, on the other hand, give a wide berth to the chilling breeze. They are also handy when it comes to dressing up. Moreover, you can use a large scarf as a padding surface for a fragile item that you are too afraid to get broken.
9 Get a Portable Charger
It is frustrating to have your phone or tablet battery dead. The sad truth is, you are not always going to find a plug to charge up your devices, so make sure you have a portable charger wherever you go always to be able to contact your family or use the maps or for whatever you have to use your device for. However, get your regular charger along because you will need to charge the portable device; you can do so by heading any coffee shop and enjoy a meal or a drink until your portable charger is charged. If you don’t want to go through the hassle, purchase portable solar chargers. They charge themselves automatically when exposed to the sun or light in general. Well, they can be a bit more pricey, but they are totally worth the extra bucks after all.
10 Natural Remedies
When you travel, you may find yourself a little more prone to sickness as diarrhea, headaches, or food poisoning. Your body is not used to the new foods you are trying or the climate change, or whatever new there is that you may face. Thus, pack up pills that fight pain, nausea, and flu, especially if you get motion sickness from any vehicles. Essential oils and activated charcoal are amazing remedies as well.
Eventually, the most important tip that you need is to enjoy your trip thoroughly. Stress less and take your time to relax; this way you can perform better when you come back home. Take pictures to save the great moments. Feel alive and enjoy life with all that is has to offer.