On our first trip through South America, we left home each one with 27 kilos on our backs from Colombia to Ecuador. We had not even made it to the border, and a shipping package weighing 15 kilos was already going back home.
To pack for a long term travel and carry your “home” on your shoulders require you to clearly understand what is really important to you and what is not. Now, to travel with your home and your office requires even more practicality. This is the guide you need to learn how to pack like a pro, light, even with the office on the shoulders. You’ll get a FREE CHECK LIST (Check List for Woman or Check List for Men) that you can download. Isn’t it great?
Deciding what to take and what to leave is always quite difficult because we are always tempted to carry a lot of things “just in case”, right? Well, let me tell you we are bloggers, photography lovers, and we also do music, we have our office in the bag on top of the clothing. We invite you to keep reading for you to learn how to do your backpack like a Pro Traveler.
The Challenge: the backpack (for long trips it is always better to pack a backpack rather than a suitcase) should weigh up to 12 kilos and the handbag (only if you have the office onboard) maximum 7.
So, are you ready to pack for a long-term travel?
This post will show you:
-What you should carry in your suitcase for light travel and be ready for any occasion (or almost).
-How to pack in the most effective way (the travel cubes)
-What to include “just in case”
-A FREE and downloadable super checklist (Check List for Men and Check List for Woman) so you do not forget anything important and carry only what you need.
It will be particularly useful for you if:
-You are a free spirit (then you will not be afraid to have little clothes and therefore go light).
-You work online and want to start traveling with your office on your back.
-You play music or enjoy photography in your free time or you have some hobby that means that you add weight to your suitcase.
In addition of being “backpacker” travelers we are also musicians, videographers, photographers, and bloggers, so we travel with instruments and professional material for the image all this means that we carry on a little more than 10 extra kilos between the two!
How to pack more effectively? Coiling or spreading?
For us, the solution is called Packing Cubes!
They are made of durable and ultra-light materials and allow you to have “drawers” in the suitcase. In them, we spread and roll everything. In addition, if you have to take something out of the bag, simply take out your travel cubes and easy access to everything immediately and put them back in very fast. Plus, in the hotel, everything is organized even when the outside the bag.