The world is finally opening up again, and you’re soon likely to be able to jump on a plane and head off to those far-off destinations that you’ve been hoping to visit!
One trend that has become popular is traveling out of one suitcase or carry-on. This reduces your overall weight and allows you to stay within airline limits. It also speeds up your transfer time as you’re not waiting for baggage to arrive.
If you’re thinking about traveling with just a carry-on, keep reading for some great tips on what to pack.
Packing light can be tricky, but it doesn’t need to be. Here are a few essentials that will help you stay comfortable and stylish no matter what destination you’re visiting.
Layering is a great way to stay warm, even if it’s not the hottest time of year. It’s recommended that you take a light sweater into the more temperate areas, like Europe or Australia. When it’s colder, and you want to layer, consider wearing long sleeve shirts with long pants and a jacket.
For those who are traveling in the summer or on tropical islands, you can usually pack short sleeve shirts year-round.
Leggings for lounging around the beach or pool, or gym pants for when you’re taking a break from sightseeing and would like to get some exercise.
Even if you don’t know what the weather will be like, packing at least one pair of comfortable pants can save you from having to buy something new.
You can use a scarf as a wrap, shawl, or covering around your head to protect yourself from the sun. It will also add color and flair to any outfit.
Additional clothing can make all the difference. A sarong for wrapping around your waist in hot temperatures, a scarf in the winter, and a hoodie in the summer.
Quality clothing is clothing designed for your activity. For example, a good pair of beach walking shoes, mountain hiking boots, or even a camping backpack.
Choose quality over quantity. Unless you’re going to be traveling for more than a week, try not to bring too many clothes so that you can actually remember what you packed when it’s time to pack up and go.
While you may not be able to find a place to buy clothes that fit perfectly, you can take some of the clothing that fits well and bring them with you.
If you can’t do this, pack along some items of clothing that are versatile or easy to wash or dry and pack them into a small bag for daily use.
That way, you would have something to wear every day. An additional advantage of this is that it will cut down on the amount of luggage that you are taking with you on your trip.
Most hotels will provide you with slippers or house shoes that you can wear while inside your room, and they’re a great way to prevent getting sick by tracking in dirt, but it’s always nicer to bring your own simple slip-on slippers.