Here’s our packing list. We are light travelers, so we only bring our carry-on.
Let’s start with the things we are most likely to forget.
- Cash (local currency)
- Power converters (remember to check the size of the wall sockets too!)
- Small backpack for daily use
- Playing cards
- Music / Podcasts / Movies (on your smartphone / iPod)
- Pen / Paper
- A good book
If you remember these things you’ll be good to go, and you will have some entertainment (playing cards) and the opportunity to get a little privacy (headphones) and sleep (earplugs).
Clothes and toilet stuff – for men
- Warm shirt (for chilly nights / cold airplanes
- Shorts / Swim-wear
- A nice shirt
- Walking shoes
- Hair vax
- Deodorant / Perfume
- (liquids and container for contact lenses)
Tips for super light traveling
1) Bring a little bag of washing powder.
It only takes a few minutes to hand-wash a little underwear and socks in a sink and this way you don’t have to bring to much. You only need a handful if you are going for a months time.
If you bring thin underwear and socks they will dry much quicker. In a warm country, you can normally hand them outside to dry during the night, unless the humidity is too high.
2) Bring some worn out clothes and underwear
It’s good to be able to lose some stuff during the trip. This way you can fit some souvenirs in your suitcase (carry-on) on the way home.
3) Get items designed for travel
E.g. the power adaptor, which will allow you to plugin to every power socket can be super chunky. Find a sleek design like this for instance:
Image credits: Wattoo.dk.
4) Choose microfiber towels
Towels of microfiber are excellent for traveling. They will fit in a pocket, and they are designed to absorb water really well despite their low weight and thin fabric.
If you want a few more tips on light traveling you can read more in this post with 6 Tips for light traveling.
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