Travel in Style How to travel light

Travelling light simply means traveling with very little belongings.

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I have recently developed a serious appetite for traveling. It is very therapeutic for me and I just love to experience people and their culture and food.

When you love to travel like me, but you have a back and shoulder pains you are always thinking of ways to travel light.  Guess what? You can still travel light even if your joints are healthy no need to carry heavy stuff around on your trips.

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It makes moving from one place to the other easy plus your luggage never becomes a burden to carry. When you travel light you are able to manage the additional items you buy from your travel destination.

Like I said early on since it is almost imperative for me to ravel light I researched into how to travel light and it’s been helpful. So, I am going to share what I do with you.

STEP 1

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Always prepare a list of all you will need for your trip. Do this two weeks to the date of travel. This lets you know exactly what is needed. It also gives you time to think through what really do not need. So I normally put everything I think I will need for the trip and then start taking some out as the date nears.

STEP 2

Limit yourself to one shirt, one trousers, shorts or skirt per day. Select neutral colours- say black, brown or dark-blue which will allow you to match all your tops. Add one cardigan to fight cold weather. 

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STEP 3

If where you are going allows you to wash your clothes do so, so that you can wear the same clothes multiple times.

STEP 4

Consider the type of shoes your vacation requires. Take shoes that are light in weight.

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STEP 5

Make use of the space on your shoes by packing some items in them. Your shoes can hold items like your underwear, socks and some of your shorts r skirts and even some of your toiletries

STEP 6

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Buy travel size toiletries such as a small size of toothpaste, soap tissue paper etc.

When you apply these the weight of your luggage is the last thing you will think about when travelling.

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