After making yet another cross Atlantic flight from Toronto to Munich, I realized that were it not without the perfectly-packed carry-on, I would emerge exhausted, unhappy, hungry and basically a train-wreck waiting to happen. What I hate most following a long-flight is the time lost after landing. You know, those few hours where all you want to do is crash and sleep until morning so your holiday can finally begin? Well, having made the trip countless times, I have successfully (thanks to trial and error) developed a list for every traveler hoping to survive the long-haul, without risk of losing precious time upon arrival.
#1: Packing for a journey overseas can be exhausting. Depending on how long you’re traveling and what type of activities you have planned, you’ll need a wardrobe that is versatile, flexible and just as ready to live up to the spontaneous nature of travel as the person underneath.
What to bring and what not to bring? That question we’ll cover in another post. For now, just remember that if you’re trying to pack light, it’s important to conserve as much space as possible. A great way to do this is by rolling your clothes instead of folding them! Rolling your clothes will save you a lot of space and won’t wrinkle garments, despite popular belief. Order your garments in order of need and accessibility based on how many times you’ll be using each particular item.
Packing is suppose to be part of the fun! So, get rolling and don’t forget to leave room for souvenirs! Happy Travels!