For most travelers who, over the course of time, become "light packers," the pinnacle of this achievement is being able to fit all their belongings into one standard rectangular wheeled carry-on bag. One that looks like this: While that's all and good compared to the hassle of dragging around a monstrous checked bag, I think … Continue reading How I can pack for a month+ with a single small backpack
If you really want to push the extreme limits of minimalist travel, one experiment you can try is to pare down your luggage to the absolute least amount of stuff that you can get by with and still not look and smell like a derelict. I've done this a few times on my shorter travels … Continue reading Traveling with the absolute minimum
Packing light for a trip to Easter Island is easy; however, there are a few important things that you'll want to remember to put in your bag so you don't have to pay island prices for otherwise common and inexpensive items. First off, I recommend you pack everything you're gonna take into one carry-on. It's … Continue reading Lite Adventurer’s Guide to Easter Island. Part 3: How to pack for your trip in one bag
No. Leave it at home. Unless you're traveling for business and absolutely have to take it with you, you don't need it. If you really need to get online, use your phone.
I’m frequently asked both during and after my travels about my opinions on which camera is best for vacation photos. I’m a self proclaimed camera nerd and love taking pictures, so this is a subject I enjoy talking about. The answer, like most things, is that it depends. The following advice is specifically for normal … Continue reading The best travel camera
A few weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to have an opportunity to visit Disney World as an adult for the 2nd time. Mrs. Lite Adventurer had never been to Disney World (not ever!) so it was kind of a big deal for her to finally head down to Orlando and see what the fuss … Continue reading Disney World trip report
“But what about dressier fancy-pants clothes for going out at night to the club? I wanna look sharp for the ladies/men who might want to come back to the room with me and get our freak on.” The above mentality is one that you’ll have to break to some extent if this method of traveling … Continue reading What about nice, dressy clothes?
Gotta give credit where credit's due. I didn't intuitively learn all these light packing techniques on my own; just like everyone else who has ever spent a lot of time honing a certain skill, I had plenty of help along the way. Going all the way back to childhood, I was never at any point a … Continue reading Shout out to Mardo
The secret to packing light? It comes down to one very basic concept: Pack only what you need; not what you think you might need. And if an emergency comes up, you can usually buy yourself out of the problem in real time wherever you happen to be. This comes up surprisingly less often than … Continue reading How to pack light
We've got our quick dry clothes, and we've got our Woolite. Now it's time to wash our clothes. The ideal goal is to carry around as few dirty items as possible while traveling so that one soiled shirt doesn't stink up our entire bag. Whenever we are able to, we're going to do a small … Continue reading How to wash clothes while traveling