There are short trips that we have planned on the last minute and there are also trips that we have planned for a really long time. After planning for some time, this trip seems to be a really great one. The schedule was also cleared just to make it a reality. Usually, trips like this would last for a long time. In the event that you are going for a long term travel, here are some of the most important tips you need to remember.
Determine the climate
Find out the general climate in the area where you are heading or the weather during the times when you are staying there. The outfit that you are bringing depends on the weather at that time. It is recommended to pack as if you are just traveling for a few days. Once you already run out of clothes to wear, you can just wash the clothes and wear them again. Another option is to buy from outlet stores available locally or try local garments.
Finalize the itinerary
You will also decide what outfit to bring depending on the activities that you are doing. Will they be mostly done outdoors? Are there fancy parties to attend? You have to bring clothes that you are most likely going to wear so your bag won’t look bulky.
Backpack vs. roller luggage
The answer depends on where you are staying and what the purpose of the trip is. If you are heading for a backpacking trip, a huge backpack is obviously the answer. You have to really fit in everything in that bag that you would need for several months. Just make sure you are ready for a trip that would require you to carry heavy stuff around and walk for long distances. On the other hand, if you want to feel comfortable and you are staying in just one hotel up until the end of the trip, you better use a roller luggage. It is more convenient but difficult to walk around with.
Don’t worry about toiletries
Avoid bringing your entire bag of toiletries with you. There are grocery stores locally where you can buy more toiletries if you run out of it. Unless it will be in a remote location where you can’t easily buy what you need, there is no point in bringing heavy toiletries with you. Just find other brands for a while if your preferred brand is not available. Having less toiletries would also let you get through the airport security faster.
Don’t forget your electronic devices
At some point during this trip, you would want to check your mails or work on some tasks you have left behind. Having your laptop with you would be of help. Bring iPad for when you are bored or if you want your kids to have something to play with. Bring lots of storage cards so you can transfer images taken right away.
You don’t need to pack a lot when you are traveling for a long time. You just need the important stuff in order to survive.
Featured and 1st image from http://www.worldofwanderlust.com/the-ultimate-checklist-for-planning-long-term-travel/
2nd image from https://www.smartertravel.com/2016/02/18/rolling-suitcase-vs-backpack-which-is-better/