Packing for travel isn’t most people’s favourite part of a trip. Perhaps you always take too much, or find that you’ve left essentials behind. Maybe you’re the kind of person who packs a pocket knife in her carry-on luggage. (That’s just an example, I’m not saying it’s happened to me… and certainly not more than once!)
Perhaps you always forget to pack small-sized toiletries, or just can’t decide which clothes will be useful and which will be a waste of time.
More Travel Packing Advice:
- Packing for travel
- Toiletries for Travel: Ten ways to reduce your toiletries on long trips
- Toiletries on a plane: what to put in your toiletries kit
- What to pack in your under-seat carry-on bag
- Everything a girl needs in a 15kg backpack
- My Cotswold Way packing list — and what I wish I had left behind!
- The pack light podcast: how to travel carry-on size
- Be smart, pack light: what to pack for a sailing trip
Or maybe you love to pack and spend weeks dreaming about it before the wonderful moment of packing finally arrives. It takes all sorts!
However you feel about packing your backpack/suitcase/generic bag, there’s something here for you. After thirteen years of full-time travel, we’re still learning new tricks and tips for better packing, and the articles below will help you find your packing zen. Whether you want to know what clothes to pack, which toiletries to take, or you’re looking for a full list, there are plenty of options!
The pack light podcast: how to travel carry-on size
One of the biggest lessons we’ve learned in ten years of travel is to pack light. Learn how to travel with carry-on size luggage.
15 essential items for world travel (you MUST have these in your pack)
What must you pack on a round-the-world trip? Opinions change, and we’re revisiting our “essential items” four and a half years after posting a podcast on this same topic.
Backpacking Europe this summer – our biggest backpacking podcast ever
This is our biggest podcast ever, and cover all sorts of hints, tips and tricks for saving money and having a blast while you travel in Europe this Summer.
What’s in Linda’s bag
What you carry with you has a huge impact on how you travel. In the interest of being open and honest, we thought we’d lay out exactly what we’re carrying with us, starting with what’s in Linda’s bag.
Best backpacks for travelling (or, five backpacks I haven’t bought)
What are the best backpacks for travelling? Cheap backpacks often don’t stand a chance for long-term travel, but here are five great backpacks I haven’t bought.
How to live out of a suitcase
You may wonder how on earth you can live out of a suitcase or backpack. I can’t say it’s easy, but with a few of these tips, you’ll at least make sure your whole ‘home’ doesn’t smell like your dirty socks!