5 Steps to Perfect Packing

Perfect packing is an art. It may seem simple enough – throw what you need into a suitcase and go! But a little more thought and effort as you pack can translate to an easier, well-prepared, and organized trip. Major positive effect! Long-term, budget travelers like me especially have to …

5 Top Tips for Packing Efficiently

Being an efficient packer is not only about fitting tons of stuff into a small space. It’s also about using that space wisely. I’m all about packing carry-on only!  Check out my other posts on minimalist packing and packing as lightweight as possible for all the details on those aspects. …

Winter Minimalist Packing Guide

  Winter clothes are heavier and bulkier. They take up a lot more space than summer clothes. So what’s the secret to minimalist packing in winter? It’s all about layers.   Several pieces that take up less space in your suitcase can be layered for added warmth. Less bulky items …

Packing in Ziploc Bags

    Ok, I know it sounds a little weird but ziplock bags are one of my essential travel accessories as a seasoned long-term budget traveler! They come in super handy for many things when on the road but one more unusual purpose I use them for is packing. Cheap …

Packing for 6 Months in a Carry-On Suitcase

  I know it can seem like it’s nearly impossible to pack for 6 days in a carry-on suitcase, let alone 6 months, but I’m here to tell you it can be done! In the past 10 years, I’ve traveled regularly to dozens of countries around the world, often for …