How to pack for a trip? Choose wisely!
When we plan a trip, the first thing that we start looking forward to are the places that we’ll visit, the tours that we’ll take, and especially, at least for me, the food that we’ll enjoy. Most likely, the last thing you'll think about is how to pack everything you want to take with you into your suitcase. Should I take that coat I never wear but that’s really nice? Do I take four pairs of pants? How many shirts will I need for a 3-week trip?
Sometimes all these questions come up a night before you leave, when you finally decide to get to work and start packing. If you're like me and pack until the last day, the best thing to do is to start planning ahead what you'll be bringing and have a clear idea. When the time comes, you just have to play a little “Tetris” with your belongings and put them inside the suitcase you've chosen.
Of course, congested airports and restrictions have played an important role in every traveler's needs lately. Some prefer to avoid the luggage band altogether and carry everything they will use for a 3-week trip in a small hand luggage, while others take full advantage of the weight their plane ticket allows.
Here are some tips on how to pack wisely and not carry extra weight, no matter how long you are staying: