Why You Should Pack Light When You Travel

Packing light
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When you’re preparing to embark on any kind of trip, one of the most stressful parts of the process is the packing. How many articles of clothing should you take? Should you bring your laptop? Should you bring your 1,000-page novel? You might have heard from frequent backpackers that it’s important to travel light, and here’s why we believe that they’re 100% right.

The Trip Comes First

If you overpack, you’ll constantly find sacrificing the places that you go because it’s not “convenient” for you to be carrying all of your stuff with you. But you need to have a “trip comes first” mindset. This means that your destinations and activities are the most important thing you do, and not the clothes that you bring on these trips. By packing as light as a feather, you’ll have no issue taking it wherever you go.

Embrace the Traveling Philosophy

There’s a certain vibe about traveling that makes you feel like you’re out in the wild. Even if you’re staying at a hotel, there’s still that adventure-mindset that anything is possible—but if you’ve got a 50-pound suitcase with your entire life inside, it’ll be like you never left home. Let go of these homely things and embrace the wild nature of adventure, even if it means wearing the same jeans two days in a row.