For most individual, travelers concerned about maintaining a budget, the first thing to consider is to travel light. The advantage of this cannot be stressed enough. If you’ve packed previously then you have some idea of the importance of keeping things organized and also know which items are essential and the ones that are rather meaningless.
Generally speaking, the less plans you have in place for your destination and the more you anticipate moving around, the more important it is. Conversely, the planned your actual trip then the less you will likely move around, especially if you have your own transportation, then perhaps the less important it is.
Why travel light? Having fewer items will make your trip less cumbersome. This makes it easy for you to take items on a bus with you instead of having luggage or bags bouncing around and hard to handle.
A light pack enables you to walk freely for longer distances and also quickly if you need to get in a hurry during your travels. Plus, if there is a need for lockers, sometimes large bags can be difficult to fit inside, meaning you’ll have to separate some items and pay for a second one.
Heavier bags can contribute to travel fatigue and a less enjoyable trip. That’s an even stronger reason to begin your travel as light as possible.
If you are on a shorter trip or otherwise feel you can travel with only a carry-on bag then take advantage of this. It may be worth sacrificing clothing options and various other items, for the reward or sense of liberty and better mobility.
Everyone is different and establishes their own list of ‘essential items’ through recommendations and often more profoundly, by experience. For this reason, having an actual list to work from is a plus.
For added comfort during your travels, you might consider a travel pillow with eye mask and ear plugs. These are considered some of the best travel gear to enhance your trip.