Pack like a Pro

Tips and tech­niques to travel light with those mam­moth suit­cases.

Woman's Era - - Short Story - By Nupur Hazala

Iam one of those who be­lieves that while trav­el­ling your lug­gage should be lim­ited to some­thing that you can eas­ily carry with­out re­quir­ing a porter or an air­port trol­ley to move your gar­gan­tuan suit­cases from one place to an­other. Although most of the peo­ple will read­ily agree that trav­el­ling light can make hol­i­days more fun, most of them will not know how to go about it. I have learnt through trial and er­ror, over a pe­riod of years, that pack­ing light is not as hard as it seems.

Imag­ine trav­el­ling to Paris or New York with noth­ing more than a back­pack or a small suit­case. The ad­van­tages of light lug­gage are in­nu­mer­able. You do not end up giv­ing your hard earned money to air­lines as ex­tra baggage fee. No risk of los­ing bags when your lug­gage fits in the over­head com­part­ment. You do not end up tak­ing ex­pen­sive taxis and can use much cheaper trans­port ser­vices like metro, sub­way and buses. I am go­ing to share a few tips that will help you in trav­el­ling with a small bag and I am sure you will never again travel with those mam­moth suit­cases.

The most im­por­tant part of pack­ing light is to choose the cor­rect suit­case or bag. So first and fore­most, in­vest in a sturdy back­pack that might not end up break­ing dur­ing your va­ca­tion. I mean with only a sin­gle bag you would not want the han­dle to give away, the seam to open or the zip

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