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Posted by on Feb 27, 2014 in Backpacking, Budget Travel, Outdoor Nature Travel, Travel Resources, Travel Style, Travel Tips, World Travel |

Why is “Less is More” in Travel Planning?

Why is “Less is More” in Travel Planning?

When it comes to travel planning, more often than not we tend to forget the simple rule of “less is more” because we’re too worried that we might face the shortage of clothes supplies while being away from home. The thing that most travelers would do is simply stuff everything into their luggage or backpack and think that they will use all of the items they’ll bring together with them. Oh, how much we want to tell them they are totally wrong! Whether you’re visiting America or somewhere else, we have something to share with you.

Here’s our reasons why “less is more” in travel planning :

It Takes Time

When you have a lot of things in you bacpack, getting around from point A to point B can take some time. This rule applies specially for the backpackers who constantly move around from one place to another. Your backpack might be too heavy for you to carry around and the worst is when you opt for not riding that cab and just walk toward your next accommodation. When you bring too much clothes and supplies, it will take time to reach there.

It Can Be Tiring

Even when you plan everything perfectly, do understand that in some places traveling can be tiring, uncomfortable and hot. Too much of things being carried, or too much plans to be done within a few days will eventually make you grumpy and tired. Our simple advice is when you’re worn out, take a day off from traveling and just rest on your hostel’s bed. No activities or sightseeing on that day, please. (Image by black_coffee_blue_jeans)

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It Can Be Confusing

The thing is when you bring a lot of clothes and supplies, and plan too much for your one week vacation in your favorite place, your mind will tell you to complete all of your plans accordingly. Sometimes, this does not allow the elements of surprise to interfere in between your travel plan. Travel is supposed to make you feel relaxed and completely at ease. When you keep asking yourself, “Where did I put my white shirt I wore two days ago?” or “Am I going to make it to the museum today?”, you are allowing yourself to get confused. Calm yourself down and remember the rule of less is more in your travel planning.

It Should Be Flexible

Because we are so worried that you might end up being confused somewhere in another country and end up not going anywhere, we are suggesting for you to be flexible with your schedule. Timetables act as a rough guideline for all travelers but it’s not an exact schedule you need to follow through. Flights, trains, buses, and cars are expected to arrive and leave on time but it doesn’t mean they will not be delayed under certain circumstances. When there are times for you to make flexible changes, please do so and enjoy your stay in the city while you can! (Image by

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Traveling should be a perfect getaway from all sorts of challenges in life, work, study and relationships. After you bought your return flight tickets, list down a couple of things you truly need while traveling in another country and jot down a few activities and places you want to do and see. Remember, your travel plan acts just as your rough guideline. You don’t need to follow everything you’ve listed down. Allow yourself to travel light, allow some changes to take place, allow some faults and mistakes to be done, and allow yourself to enjoy the real meaning of less is more in your travel planning and you are on the right path.


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