Travel: 5 smart tips to avoid overpacking

Travel requires patience and meticulous planning. Sometimes, that means bringing a whole lot of stuff. When you’re traveling overseas for weeks at a time, you might feel the need to bring everything but the kitchen sink. While packing a lot isn’t a problem in itself, lugging all your belongings around isn’t the way to go. On a long international trip, you could be in and out of planes and trains regularly. Who wants to carry more than they need? As with any other goal, the key to achieving lighter luggage…

10 packing tips every traveler should know

Packing is pivotal. Forget an essential item and you’re left disappointed and scrambling to find the nearest store in your destination. Pack too much and you end up disorganized, burdened with heavy bags, and hemorrhaging money to pay for pricey airline baggage fees. So we thought it best to revisit the most basic—and most useful—packing rules. Here are 10 fundamental packing strategies that every traveler should learn. 1. Roll, don’t fold. Many travel experts—including backpackers, who must stuff months’ worth of clothing into a pack the size of a box…

Tips for Long Bus and Train Rides

When considering your means of transportation from one place to the next, traveling by a bus or a train offers many advantages. First of all, you can see the view – not just your starting point and destination – but everything in between as well. Second, someone else is doing the driving, so it’s one less thing for you to worry about. Instead, you can focus on your work, reading or anything else you’d want to do during those precious hours. And finally, it’s a great way to meet new…

Tips for Aspiring Nomads

 You, who may be considering becoming nomads yourselves, and have some concerns. You’re not sure if the lifestyle is right for you, you’re not sure where to begin, how to make money on the road or how to deal with your families. I agree that not all of us have to follow a regular lifestyle. We do have a limited time on this planet and an alternative way of living may be a better fit for some people. However, I can see that a lot of times people attack the…