I have worked for quite long in the aviation & travel & tourism sector, it is a great step to blog about travel and tourism. I have in all likelihood visited virtually every nation in the world and have witnessed so many vacationers hassled beyond belief!
Very simple things which they could have done to avoid being unhappy. From young couples carrying five huge suitcase (possibly carried all of their condo :)) to family groups (carrying utensils!!), I have come across many traveling nightmares. The young couples post travel in all probability ended in separation due to the problems they could have faced at each and every overseas airport!!
Looking after simple and easy stuff can make your journey a very pleasing experience. The most important fundamental rule you have to tattoo on your heads - "Travel Light". That doesn't suggest you travel around without the necessities. This means take just things that you feel you'll absolutely need on the journey.
Rather then 10 pair of shoes, take just 2. Know what I mean! You're the one who will have to haul it all over, open the bags at each and every overseas airport for security checks, face the insult of the airport security smirking on your face and probably making comments to need to search in your things. Re-packing all the stuff on the security countertop can be a nightmare if you've got your flight within the next Half-hour.
Nobody appreciates going through your used lingerie. The least of all you, distressing getting your lace panties actually being pulled out for inspection in full view of a large number of other travellers.
However often I stress on this, it won't be sufficient : "Travel Light". You absolutely need to stick to this golden rule. It is a must. The less heavy you travel, the more enjoyable your holiday will be. You'll needless to say spend less just about everywhere as well. You'll not be forced to pay anything for additional luggage. You can pick-up as well as carry your own bags, will not have to tip the concierge or pay anything for your luggage on the shuttle bus or train. Get exactly where I am going!
I am aware lots of people just travel around for vacation in all probability annually, however trust me life gets uncomplicated in the event you : "Travel light". This golden rule has actually been my rule since I was 14, when my dad took us on my first international trip to India. But more on that in my next post!
Till then, look at new ways to cut down things in your bags, don't take in excess of Two sets of shoes, dump everything in shoes or apparel which weighs above 200grams each set or 7-8 ounce. Well, I heard that - all your shoes are out then aren't they? You will need a pair of good walking shoes and a pair of immaculate dress shoes. Most of the people holiday for 7-10 days abroad. 2 sets tend to be more than adequate.
If you are planning trekking, I am going to let you carry another 200 gms!
Cheers until the next one!
ps. be sure you check out money belt (light weight remember!!)