Travel tips in travel books and travel sites often advise travelers to "pack light". In my experience, these sources of travel information are not far enough. If you are a budget traveler, you are unlikely to rely on hotel carriers, taxi drivers or other people who pay to pull your luggage around. You are more inclined to pull it yourself – through airports, through metro stations, to and from buses and airport buses and through the city's streets.
It can not be exaggerated that wearing too much weight can be the difference between a fantastic, exciting travel experience and an exhausting one that you can not wait to end. If your luggage is heavy you will be more aware that you can not carry your luggage down a street more than it will be on sights and sounds of the exotic locality. My years of traveling around Europe, primarily by air, train, bus, metro station and on foot have taught me more things. The lighter your luggage, the lighter your heart.
Travel list does not mean raising traditional suitcases. The suitcases themselves add extra weight, and suitcases are difficult to carry. I find out to hold a big object at the handle, its weight hanging down at the end of my arm is the fastest way to a shoulder and backache. Travel list does not mean to pull a suitcase that has small wheels on the bottom. Spend a few minutes watching tourists trying to keep control of this kind of unstable suitcase as they wobble and tip on one side and you want to see what I mean.
Travel list does not mean you wear an oversize, on-nail backpack, either. Unless you plan to do some serious wilderness walks and camp in the coarse where you have zero access to shops, forget about the overloaded rucksack. Why close a heavy backpack through the wilderness in London when there are shops on every corner where you can feed for all you need?
So what should expert budget travelers wear and how should they wear it? My advice is that you wear a small day-pack style backpack. It can be done if you think before packing and if you make logical decisions about what you really can and can not live without and what you definitely need to transport to your destination compared to what you can easily get when you arrive
If you regularly use prescription drugs, you should of course have adequate supply with you. Also carry an extra and hold it on you so you do not have to panic if your suit becomes a neighbor of a thief. Also, be sure to carry the recipe yourself so that you can prove that you are really transporting a prescription drug if you have been stopped by the customs or security staff. It is even better if you have a prescription that not only carries the trade name of the drug, but also its chemical name if you have to show it to a pharmacy, a doctor or a customs authority in a country where your own language is not  If you travel to a warm tropical location, bring a bottle of sunscreen – but buy a bottle that contains the amount you expect to spend for the duration of the trip. Do not carry yourself with a jumbo-sized container, two thirds of which will still be with you on the return flight. As a rule of thumb for any kind of toiletries, carry (or purchase on arrival) small tubes, bottles and boxes that contain just enough for the trip. Do not worry that you will eventually go home with you or you will only end up with a bottle of sunscreen that boasts its neighbors on the medicine cabinet that it has been in Tahiti.
If two people travel together, whether they are part of a family or they are friends who share the adventure of life, only take a set of toiletries between you. Wear self-contained toothbrushes, of course, but just pack one of things like deodorant and soap and share them then. Half of your restroom has been eliminated, simply by not having both types of items, and I think that items like these really contribute to your luggage bulk and weight.
Ask yourself if you can live without any extras such as cosmetics, perfumes and jewelry. Their total weight and weight can quickly add up. Try a more natural look during your trip. It will save you daily, as well as save you daily strain on your arm and back muscles. As an added bonus, the less stylish and flashy you see, the less likely you are to be the goal of a jugger.
Forget about electrical appliances and electronic gadgets. You can live without a hairdryer or electric shaver and not only save the weight of these devices, but also the additional burden of adapters for overseas sales and electrical currents. Instead, wear a lightly compact plastic razor blade or let your beard grow. You can decide later that it suits you and decides to keep it! If you plan to fly, do not disturb the pack of razor blade or manicure scissors. They are not allowed on airplanes anymore, but it must be purchased locally if necessary and then properly disposed of before flying home. I always find it practical to carry a small sickle for emergency repairs, but that does not mean a full set of colored wire coils. It means a single needle plus a small heavy thread and one of dark thread together in a small bag.
Keep clothing to an absolute minimum. Stick to a basic outfit that is comfortable, relaxed and not easily wrinkled. Add it with a few extra light tops and a pair of socks and underwear that can be washed out in the hotel's rooms. A simple sweater or sweater for cool evenings and a thin plastic rain poncho, and you need to be set.
By sticking to a small backpack per. Person, there are additional benefits that you will soon appreciate. You never have to check the bags at the airport and risk losing them, you do not have to infinity load and unload airport or train stations and count your bags to make sure nobody has gone away plus everything is close to hand and easily accessible . By transporting only one backpack each, you will also look less like wealthy tourists, thus you will be less likely to be targeted by a pickpocket or cashier as you move around the city's streets and subway stations. Travel list and you can put less effort on your muscles so you get more energy and greater appetite to really experience the amazing places you visit. Travel list and you will be more likely to travel happy.
Source by Barbara Freedman-De Vito