Top Reasons to Travel With an Overnight Bag Only
“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer. It is more than seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.”
Traveling is fun, however, the preparations before you leave can sometimes be exhausting. Packing takes a lot of time whether you plan to go away for a 7-day vacation or for a simple weekend gateway. It can take you hours to iron and fold the clothes, and to choose what to put in the suitcase and what in your overnight bags.
But have you ever thought of the idea of leaving all the “necessary” items at home and packing light in your overnight bag? It can be challenging, but at the end, you’ll realize you do not need all the things you thought you cannot travel without.
Overcome Your Fear of the Unknown
Many of us overpack because of the fear of the unknown. When going somewhere we have never been before, we tend to take as much clothes as possible, to make sure we are prepared for any type of weather and situation. It’s easy to pack more than you need, but you will end up with an overloaded suitcase full of things you will NOT even wear once. You can always call the hotel where you will be staying and inquire about the items they are providing. For example, if they provide hairdryers, you can leave yours at home and save space.
Buy Clothes on the Road
Sharpen your packing skills and save yourself both stress and time. It is important to take with you winkle-free clothes, and pieces that do double duty. For instance, a sarong can be used both as a skirt and as a beach dress. Wear layers on the airplane to save room in your overnight bags.
Discover What Is Truly Essential
Packing light is a way to simplify your life, do discover what you really need and what you can live without. It is a reminder that you are more than a sum of your possessions. If you and your travel buddy pack only your overnight bags, this will force you to prioritize.
Convenience is the most important reason why you need to travel with your overnight bag only. It is really practical because you can easily move around without having to carry around an enormous bag. Overnight bags do not take up much room in hotels, in hostel rooms or in public transportation. So, after arriving at your destination, instead of going straight to your hotel to store your luggage, you are free to go wherever you please.
After all, the definition of a good traveler is also how light you pack. You can not travel heavy, happy and cheap. You need to choose. “At least once a year, go somewhere you have never been before. Life is a beautiful book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”