While on the previous post on Ultimate Guide For Carry On Luggage, here I would like to share with you on how you can Travel Lighter, Pack Lighter and Pack Less!
Carry on is very important to me, if i a have choice, i always prefer to travel with carry on unless is really a long (more then a week or two) business or travel trip. So i always find ways to pack light and pack less, one of the best way is to Buy There! Yes you heard it right! Well since we will be travelling, shop at the local destinations could be a real fun experience too!
WHAT NOT TO BRING ALONG AND WHAT TO BUY THERE?
It does not matter if you are travelling for a short or long trip. Liquid allowance in major airports are strictly controlled, which may cause a big hassle especially if you are on a carry on luggage.
BRING ONLY ESSENTIAL LIQUID ITEMS :
- Your basic skin care needs (especially for ladies)
- Basic Make Up needs
- Contact Lenses Solution ( travel pack )
THINGS YOU SHOULD JUST BUY IT THERE :
- Body Wash, Shampoo & Conditional : People wash their body and hair in other parts of the world too, so you’ll find shampoo just about everywhere. Whats more, most hotel or even backpackers dorm do provide basics like these too.
- Body Lotion, Hairspray, HairGel, Sunscreen, Bug Spray, and much more : Some of these items pricing maybe slight higher at your destination, but it set off with the hassle and additional baggage weight you might need to pay for. So its definitely worth it!
Like wise mention, Pharmacy also exist all around the world. It is always important to have some basic first aid items by yourself just incase. So you can easily get one at just a fraction of the price when you need it.
Important Note : if you are taking prescriptions, please make sure you talk to your medical doctor, as Common prescriptions can often be filled in other parts of the world as long as you have the prescription written out with the generic name. So just bring enough prescriptions for your trip and if you need additional, you can easily get it at the local drug stores.
If you are Travelling to a destination which are humid and dry, try to pack up singlet or softer material clothing as they are way much lighter and consume lesser space in your luggage.
For me who always travel to hot climate countries, I always love to just pack cloth enoug for few days and shop at the local store; to be suprise that you may also get cheap and special design or unique cloths too.
If possible most of the time I’ll look for accommodations which include washing services, this way I can wash up my sweaty cloths and wear it back the next day.
But if you are Travelling from a hot climate to a cold climate destination, bringing along a winter jacket with you can be too heavy and consume too much space. Consider getting a cheap winter jacket or even try research for a second hand store since you don’t need it when you are back to your own country.