Ask any traveler what’s the worst and best thing about travel, and you’ll probably get a unanimous answer – packing. Below are simple travel packing tips for guys, based on your travel personality.
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The Weekend Warrior
Your typical work week can only be described as busy. You’re the type who’s in a constant battle with your Inbox, trying to empty it before the day ends. You can’t miss a call from a client (or your boss), so you’re also umbilically attached to your smartphone.
Because of your lifestyle, your weekends is your way to recharge to survive another week at the office. So, when you’re out – you go all out.
How to Pack a Weekend Bag
- For convenience, bring hands-free bags like a backpack or rucksack.
- To save you time preparing in the morning, pack wrinkle-proof clothing.
- Put your change of underwear, socks, and PJs inside a separate plastic bag. When you’re ready to go home, you can use the plastic bag to store your laundry or wet clothes.
- Bring bath products that serve a double purpose. For example, your shower gel can also double as your shampoo.
- If you’re bringing your mobile devices, make sure to put them inside a waterproof bag. The last thing you want is to lose all your photos and videos from your trip.
Your hobby includes always checking Google maps looking for new places to go. You would rather rough it out than stay in a fancy hotel when traveling. Your agenda always include hanging out with the locals, eating local delicacies, and bargain shopping.
Because of your curious spirit, every place has its special charm worth exploring. For you, traveling is more than going to places, it’s a way of experiencing the world differently.
Packing Tips for Backpackers
- Pack versatile clothes. You want to save space on your backpack by bringing clothes you can use for any activity that may come up during your trip. You can create a variety of looks for an entire week using only creasefree, neutral-colored shirts and a pair of jeans and shorts. In line with this, quick-dry clothes are also advisable.
- Another space saving tip when backpacking is to put your shoes (if you’re packing more than one) inside a separate cloth bag and tie it outside of your backpack. This way you can put more things inside your bag.
- If you’re going abroad, make sure to carry a smaller bag with you to put your passport, smartphone, tablet, music player, reading glasses, or anything that you might need during the flight. Putting them in a separate bag will help you avoid going through your entire luggage for a piece of mint.
Adrenalin rush is a requirement for your travels. You choose the most remote of islands, you want to try the most daring activities, and you eat the most Fear Factor-worthy food a place can offer. You never have any schedule and if you have one, you find it really hard to follow it. You gladly go with the flow, no matter where it takes you.
How to Pack for Month-Long (or more) Trip
- When packing clothes, think like an upgraded backpacker. The common mistake is to pack too many. Traveling long-term means you’ll probably be staying at places where you can do your laundry. As the famous travel quote from Susan Heller goes: When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.
- Pack according to your destination. If you’re mainly going to tropical destinations, it’s best to skip the coat and sweater.
- Don’t forget to bring at least one set of clothes that’s appropriate for formal occasions. A long sleeved shirt is always a safe choice.
- Pack all your tech stuff in a large waterproof bag. As a side note, it’s best to invest on travel chargers and adapters, especially if you’re traveling abroad.
- If you have a medical condition, make sure to bring all your medicine. Use a pill dispenser to save space in your luggage or backpack.
With that, you should be ready to hit the open road. Follow these tips and you’ll have perfectly packed bags for any trip you might go on. Now use these tips and get to traveling! We’d love to hear your stories. 🙂
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