Things to Leave Behind if You Decide to Travel Lite

Travel Lite

The good thing about choosing budget airlines is that you will have a chance to get a reduced price by opting not to have checked-in luggage. If you’re only traveling to a nearby location and it will only last for a few days, there’s no need to bring a lot. Besides, carry-on luggage could be at least seven kilograms. It’s enough for you to hold the things you need for the trip. 

As you start to pack the things you will bring with you, it might be difficult for you to decide which ones to leave behind. These tips will help you as you pick which of the things you deem necessary you can leave at home. 


Yes, it might seem crazy that you will leave behind your toiletries. It doesn’t mean you will be unhygienic for the next several days. These items are probably available in your destination. You can purchase these items there upon arrival. If you booked a hotel, you might even be given free toiletries. You have to sacrifice for a few days since you’re not using your preferred brand, but the goal is to stay clean during the trip. 

Heavy clothing 

You also have to leave behind clothing that you couldn’t fit in your carry-on bag. Large sweaters and jackets are too bulky and couldn’t be folded easily. If you’re traveling to a cold place, you can wear the jacket and use it throughout the trip. Besides, you don’t have to be the most stylish person on the road. You just need to look presentable and visit all the places on your list. 



Yes, it is fun reading when you’re traveling. It also helps you kill time especially when you’re waiting for your ride. However, these books are bulky. You can download an e-book instead. Make sure that it’s available even if you don’t have internet connection. 

Lots of accessories

Again, you don’t need to be the most stylish person on the trip. There’s no need to bring lots of accessories with you. The only reason why you want to look your best is if you’re on a business trip and you’re going to meet with potential investors. If you’re on that trip, you’re probably not going to travel lite anyway. It’s a personal trip and you just want to visit the places you want to see in a short time frame. Just bring whatever is comfortable and appropriate for the destination. 

You need to be smart in selecting what to bring with you during a trip. You want to make sure that you can fit everything in your carry-on luggage. Some airlines are too strict and wouldn’t allow you to go beyond the allowable luggage. You don’t want to get offloaded for violating the rules. You also don’t want to be forced to check in your luggage and pay more. You chose to travel lite so you have to sacrifice for a while. 

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