You might have a lot of tasks at hand before an impending tour- from choosing the ideal budget accommodation and flight to researching on the special attractions of the concerned destination. No matter, how less irrelevant it seems, packing remains an equally important task. Packing is an art. The sooner you’re able to master it, the better it is for you. Choosing the right travel bag and packing right might help you avoid the minor predicaments experienced by travelers on a regular basis. Minor manufacturing flaws can result in noticeable dents in your travel bag, while being transported on the conveyor belt or else the absence of the due number of pockets in your back might just as well find you rummaging through your most important documents right in the middle of a street!
Today, within the scope of this post, we would like to discuss a few facets of packing, thereby particularly emphasizing on why it remains an important part of your pre-tour arrangements.
Choosing the Right Bag
Making the choice of the right bag remains important, as already mentioned above. Start off by exploring the choices that you already have- the large luggage pieces and the back packs are available with retractable handles, wheels and back straps. Both these types of luggage have their advantages and disadvantages.
While the back packs, available in variant sizes, with or without frames are a hands-down favorite of hikers, campers and outdoor activists, they surely wouldn’t be the choice of a more elite tripper checking in at a fancy hotel. There are several other reasons why the backpacks are not favored:
- They put much strain on your back especially if you’re required to take them on and off on a frequent basis when you’re traveling
- Customers often complain that the backpack straps and the conveyor belts are not really compatible with each other often fearing that the bag would be shredded to pieces after coming out
On the other hand, while the larger wheeled luggage bags are considered to be an ideal fit for fancy hotels, their wheels are often seen as a disadvantage. A heavy bag on wheels can well hinder ease of movement by getting stuck on a bystander’s feet.
Duffel bags have emerged as favorable luggage bag as they now come with retractable handle or wheels and are easy to carry as well
Saving On Airline Luggage Charges
Over packing is a proven bane for travelers. Not only does it hinder ease of movement but also result in astronomical airline luggage fees. So make sure that you’re packing only what’s necessary and availing services of airlines luggage courier companies like www.lugless.com and SendMyBag.com that offer luggage shipping services at much lower rates than that of the airlines.
Learn the Art of Packing
While its necessary to take care that all the important items are included in your luggage, you are strictly advised against over packing. At least try and learn about things that you would be able to buy at half the prices at the place you’re traveling to. For instance, if you’re traveling to Asia, the consumerables are available at much cheaper prices. So ditch those over sized travel consumer kits while traveling to Asia. Similarly you can jolly well leave your spiked heels behind while traveling to a place like Italy as they generally get stuck to its cobble stones.