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How to Pack For Your Upcoming Trip!

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By Bob Levin on March 16th, 2012

Categories: The Travel Debunker

Traveling is always an exciting experience, but that doesn’t mean the lead-up to your trip is going to be nothing but sunshine and roses. In fact, there are plenty of people who fail to travel as often as they’d like to because they quite simply dread the process of making plans and preparing their things for their trip.  We make it easy to plan out your trip, and we’re happy to help you set all the details in place for your adventure, but we unfortunately won’t be able to help pack your bags for you! Instead, we offer this short and simple guide to making packing easy and efficient.

While there are a million and one little tricks and tips you can utilize to make better use of the luggage you bring with you, we suggest a different approach altogether. You see, there’s an alternative to perfecting your space management techniques, an alternative that will not only make getting ready for your trip easier, it will actually improve the quality of your travels automatically.

Instead of trying to figure out how to bring as much as possible, you should aim to bring as little as possible whenever you travel.

Instead of bringing 17 changes of clothes for a weekend trip out of town, consider bringing 2 changes of clothes, just enough to cover the days you will be gone. Instead of dragging around a 5-piece luggage set when you plan on traveling for a month, consider bringing a maximum of a week’s worth of clothing, and then simply do laundry on the road.  Instead of loading down your carry-on bag with toiletries, think about buying what you need when you arrive at your destination.

There’s an old saying among long-term world travelers, and that’s to pack half as many things and twice as much money! The spirit of this statement rings true even when you don’t have a lot of money to spend, and even when your travels are perhaps a little less ambitious than world travel. Rather than covering every possible contingency that might come up as you travel, simply pack for what you know you will encounter, and then improvise as you go along.

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