Have you ever stopped to consider how many times you’ve travelled to your destination transporting many items that were of absolutely no use whatsoever for your vacation. The urge to overpack unfortunately is a habit that dies hard but if you can resist that temptation you empower yourself with the ability to travel light, travel smart and in the process save money. To try to convince you I am setting out some reasons why you should consider where possible travelling with just your carry on bag.
Benefits Of This Travel Tip
- Security: With just a carry on bag you do not need to check baggage in and pay ridiculous fees insofar as some airlines are concerned. You do not have to entrust your fellow travelers to mind those extra bags. With just one bag to mind the worry of losing baggage or the risk of theft or damage, disappears.
- Economy: You save on check in baggage charges . You do not need to depend on taxis, and private commute but can easily take public transportation -saving big time- making getting to your destination often less stressful. If your baggage has wheels, you can even walk . You save on porters and the like not having to carry stuff around for you.If You are hiring a car you will also be able to save money as if you travel light you will be able to choose a smaller, cheaper and more fuel efficient vehicle.
- Mobility: This is the biggest advantage. You can arrive at airport right on time without worrying about extra time needed to deal with check in luggage. You spend less time carrying the luggage around. You can board trains, buses, coaches with ease. You won’t ever need about your missed connections, or wasted stressful time looking for your heavy luggage. You will be among the first to leave the airport for your destination, while others wait for baggage delivery and long customs inspection queues. You won’t feel so stressed and tired that you have to take the first hotel room offered: you can comfortably walk down the road to another establishment if the price isnt right.
- Time : You have more time in hand, because packing takes less time- going and returning. You waste less energy in carrying light luggage. You know what you have, and where everything is and can pack quick. You are not one of the stressed travellers at the airport, with too much baggage and panicked expressions, worried that they have lost track of something, or left something behind.
- Valuables and Medications: if your medication is important to you- you know exactly where it is and do not run the risk of a check in bag with important medication going missing. Likewise you know where your valuables and nowadays your expensive gadgets are- namely close to hand.
I hope that I have given you some compelling reasons to consider travelling light where possible with just a carry on bag – and in the process saving some hard earned cash
Check out my other posts dealing with clever travel clothing that essentially for free- increases your travel allowance insofar as carry on baggage is concerned