Whether you’re a carry-on traveler or a traditional backpacker, one of the cons of traveling is that your wardrobe is restricted to the confines of your suitcase. When traveling, you don’t want to give off the unpleasant vibe that your suitcase might soon barf out all of your elegant essentials, leaving you looking like a lifeless hobo.
Do you ever scratch your heads over the lives of travel bloggers – how do they look like absolute treats, all the same, keeping in mind they’re on the go for most parts of their lives? Well, the secret behind their gorgeous attire and well-planned traveling itinerary is an ingenious packing strategy.
If you want your trip to be as smooth as possible, packing a boatload of clothes, essentials, and other stuff isn’t recommended by anyone. In fact, packing light is backed by scores of travel benefits!
Today, in this article, we will be revealing the secret behind traveling light and looking like eye candy simultaneously. So, without further ado, let’s roll!
The joys of traveling–why is traveling so good for you?
With different platforms offering cheap flights ranging from luxury staycations and short city breaks to some time alone in the wild and covering the whole globe, traveling has always been an enticing delicacy and is now easier than ever. Traveling is chaperoned by multitudes of state-of-the-art architecture, reminiscent art pieces, piquant new foods, and curating memorable experiences.
Here’s why traveling might just be the most appropriate solution to all your problems and more!
- Meeting loved ones
Most people travel to visit their loved ones or stay at their places for a while. Rekindling the lost fire with geographically distant loved ones and reconnecting with them seems like the perfect escape from the dreariness of everyday life.
- Traveling polishes your decision-making skills
When traveling, you’re faced with tons of options – where to go, when to go, which place is best, etc. When faced with these options, you swiftly learn to make complicated decisions in a fairly short amount of time.
- Meet new people and try new things
Traveling links people and allows them to learn about different cultures & traditions, which is conducive to developing empathy towards different people. Traveling has even proven to elevate your tolerance levels and lessen frustration and biases.
- Traveling hones your scheduling and organizational skills
Once you’ve set your eyes on a specific destination, the planning stage is kickstarted soon. Before you know it, you’ve become a champion in compiling & managing demanding schedules. While traveling, you have to manage a lot of things in a single day. In contrast, when you’re at home, the same number of things might take you days!
- Learn how to better manage budgets
When traveling, you’re bombarded with several expenses instantaneously. You have to pay for transport, insurance, accommodation, food, and other things. When cannonballed with a myriad of expenses, you learn how to manage your budget like a pro. You learn to prioritize your purchases and carefully budget for every move of yours.
- Traveling relieves stress
A break from the mundanities of life is sure to relieve stress. In fact, according to research conducted on people aged 25 to 70+ years, 80% of people said that traveling alleviates their general mood and life outlook. From the same pool, 75% of people said that traveling also relieves stress.
- Fine-tune your bargaining skills
When traveling, you develop the curious ability to spot a bargain from two hundred feet. You learn how to distinguish a phony bargain from a realistic one; this seamlessly translates into financial savings.
Ways to look stylish without overpacking
Between the hassles projected by packing, jet lag, and flying off hundreds of miles, traveling is arduous enough without the apprehension of looking ‘chic’ haunting your dreams at night. Overpacking is definitely a no-go.
Here’s how you can ace your stance without having to overpack!
- Packing clothes in 3 coordinated colors
When battling your mind demons over what clothes to pack, it’s best if you choose clothes in three matching colors. This way, you can mix & match each clothing piece to birth multiple attires for different days of your vacation.
- Roll up clothes
The hardest part of packing is when you have to zip your suitcase, especially when the heap of stuff inside wrestles you not to do it!
The best way to pack your clothes without pieces of clothing bulging and peeping from the zippers is to roll them up and fit them inside the suitcase as croissants. This way, you create more space for other stuff, and the croissant clothes aren’t too wrinkly when you take them out!
- Going for simple accessories
Accessories are usually perceived as the ‘final magical touch to your whole attire. For this very reason, you might spar with your innermost urge to pack as many accessories as possible. But, this is not wise if you don’t have a single jewelry box to fit ALL your accessories inside. In times like this, it’s best to choose pieces that add flair to any outfit!
- Board the plane in activewear
Today, exercise clothing has taken over the hearts of people with an uncanny storm. Since these clothes are fashionable, it’s best you fly in these clothes. The reason is their ability to fold neatly and impeccably fit inside just any bag!
Traveling essentials – never forget these things!
Once you’re through packing your outfits and other stuff, it’s time you divert your attention to the travel ESSENTIALS, without which you simply cannot be traveling.
Our advice: Create a go-to checklist that’s equipped with these essentials before embarking on your journey!
- Your wallet and passport – this goes without saying.
- Your phone adapter and charger – you know why this is necessary!
- A reusable water bottle because you don’t want to spend too much money on purchasing water every now and then.
- A first-aid kit just in case things go south.
- Headphones to vibe with music when you’re in the mood.
- A book to make sure you don’t get bored on the plane/car.
- Hand sanitizers to maintain adequate protection from germs at all times.
- Your skincare products to make sure you aren’t neglecting your skincare routine.
- A camera that packs the ability to flawlessly capture you and your trip.
- A travel journal and pen to log all your traveling excitements and experiences.
- Walking shoes to make sure your feet don’t get blisters from your heels/sandals.
- Pajamas to make you all comfy on your trip!
- Sunglasses and sunscreen to steer clear of the negative effects of the sun.
- A toiletry bag that has ample space for all necessities.
From the exhilaration brought on by the thought of your travel itinerary to the adrenaline rushes you get when you’re packing your items for your trip, traveling is an invigorating and sensational process. The process is enhanced if you have the right clothes to look chic in all your glory (without being troubled by the pains of overpacking).
By now, you must have an idea how to boast your glamor without carrying a hefty suitcase with you every step of your trip.