Your travel gear makes just as much difference to your overall travelling experience, as the people you’re travelling with or the hotel room you’re staying in, does.
If the gear you’re using isn’t the best and meant for the particular journey, it’s only going to end up lying in your suitcase, adding to the weight.
I use travel products that are small in size, lightweight, and durable. Most of the products I buy are often expensive — whether it’s my 2000 Rupee travel towel or a 70,000 Rupee mirrorless camera (when I could buy a cheaper alternative) — but in the end, they always prove to be useful, making my journeys easier. So speaking from my personal experiences, I always advise people to only invest in the best.
But there’s more to Packing Smart than just investing in the most expensive travel product available out there.
Different destinations and different weather conditions at the same destination may also require some brainstorming. For example, carrying a rolling suitcase may make a perfect sense if you’re going on a holiday in Europe, but if you carry the same thing for travelling somewhere in the Indian Himalayas (even if it’s a big town) you’re only going to make your journey tougher.
It’s always a good idea to do some brainstorming and pack efficiently before you leave. Take into consideration (while packing) things like:
- The basic infrastructure at the place you’re travelling to (because a minus 10 degree Celcius weather in the Indian Himalayas may require you to pack more woollens than a minus 10-degree Celcius weather in Switzerland).
- The mode of transportation you will be using the most. Are you going to be travelling in rickety public buses or comfy taxis (and then decide what luggage you should be carrying — a backpack or a rolling suitcase).
- Is it going to be a luxury experience of a budget trip?
- How different the weather is going to be, compared to your previous visit.
- What did you regret the most for not carrying during your previous trip?
…and so on and so forth!
And if you’re still not sure about How To Pack For Your Next Holiday, or are just looking for random Packing Tips, the following travel guides will help you find your way.
And in case you’re struggling with some bizarre travel need that I’ve not yet covered in the following articles, feel free to contact me personally and I’ll help you the best way I can.
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