You’re single and you plan to travel around the world, but you don’t know what to pack. This can be a problem for a lot of people, especially if you’re used to traveling with someone. While traveling with your girlfriend, you will need to carry a lot more stuff that you don’t really need, that’s just how traveling as a couple works. But if you’re traveling alone, you can decide what to pack and what not to.
You will be able to pack more lightly and efficiently with no unnecessary things in your bags.
But what are those essential things? How to pack your bag quickly and not forget anything for a trip around the world? That’s why we have decided to put together this guide on how to properly pack for your adventure without any trouble or stress.
Carrying less on your travels is essential for your comfort and overall enjoyment. If you want to focus more on people and locations you’re visiting then ultralight travel is the way to go. You won’t stress out about what to wear or if your bag is going to get stolen. The second rule is similar to the first one, but refers only to clothes. There’s really no need to carry more than one week of clothing on your travels. You can do your laundry at the end of every week and have fresh clothes for the next day. Trust us, it’s easier to do this than to bring a month’s worth of clothing for your trip. The last rule is maybe the most important one. Traveling, by its nature, is an uncomfortable activity, but why make it worse by packing uncomfortable clothes. Only bring favourite clothes that make you comfortable and relaxed. The key is to feel like you are at home and experience new environments with fresh and relaxed set of mind.
Make a checklist
When it comes to cosmetics and accessories, it all comes down to one’s personal taste. Carry your deodorant, toothbrush, razor and other personal hygiene products, but if you don’t mind hotels usually already have all this stuff in the rooms. One more thing that needs to be on your checklist is medication. Pack some medicine for stomach aches, fevers, diarrhea, etc. it’s better to be safe than sorry.
As you can see packing for alone travels is not as stressful as it might seem. With a little organization and preparation, it can be all done in a reasonable amount of time. Just remember our three golden rules and of course buy a quality traveling bag and you can relax and enjoy your travel stress-free.
Guest Author: Peter Minkoff
Passionate about life, and the beauty it offers.