Seasoned travelers know the benefits
of traveling light.
The convenience of not having to lug lots of baggage around on holiday will be welcomed especially
if you aren't intending to stay in one place for the duration of your holiday.
People who travel extensively become
very good at selecting the right gear to take on holiday that will ensure they are warm (or cool) and comfortable in varying
climates and their wardrobe is selected more for form than function.
By selecting clothing that is multi-purpose
you will be able to pack a lot less and not have the hassles of having to pack and repack loads of clothes at each point on
It is better to take clothes that can be worn in layers, one over the other, so you can control your
temperature a lot more easily than to take various items of bulky clothing.
If you are moving from one place to
another you don't need to be concerned with people seeing you wearing the same outfit on several occasions and because of
that you can take fewer items.
If you intend buying items while away you will benefit from having less luggage
before you start in more ways that one.
Obviously your total packing will be less but you will also be able to
buy more goods while away without having to pay the extra fees for excess baggage at the airport.
Many people leave
on their holiday with their baggage weight already right on the limit and they have to pay extra for freight on anything they
buy, which makes the cost of the items they purchase less of a bargain.
If you have done the necessary research
of the places you are going before you leave, you will be able to make better decisions on what to take and this will allow
you to take less yet still have everything you need to travel comfortably.
Water Quality is a Consideration
of the biggest problems that people face when traveling is getting water that is healthy to drink and will not result in sickness.
Many countries do not have suitable water supplies and you can contract all sorts of diseases from their supplies
therefore it is recommended that unless you are sure the water is safe you should only drink bottled water.
it will cost more to drink bottled water the cost will be considerably less than medical attention should you need it and
it will not interfere with the quality of your vacation by having you laid up with illness.
It is essential to
drink water throughout the day and especially in places where the climate is hot because this will prevent dehydration.
If you get dehydrated you will have less energy to enjoy the vacation.
You need to be careful of the water
not only for drinking but also for use when washing your teeth, as this will still allow contaminated water to cause problems
that will affect your health and the quality and cost of your vacation.
Alcohol is dehydrating, and more so at
altitude when flying to your destinations, so if you drink alcohol you will need to drink more water to remain hydrated.
By drinking more water you will also suffer less from jet lag and you will get more time on vacation rather than sleeping
off the effects of jet lag.
Another thing that many people do not think about is the fact that the ice they put
in their drinks can also be contaminated if it is made from the same water supply, so if in doubt about the water quality,
don't have ice with your drinks or any drinks that have water in them.
Along with drinking water goes the need
to relieve yourself and in some places that can involve payment for access to washrooms. Have some change ready for this if
that is necessary.
Make sure you know what the consequences are if you decide to use the nearest bush as an alternative.
It can mean arrest in certain countries and that will be costly in both time and money.