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Packing Tips: How To Pack The Right Way

For someone who loves to travel more than it is normal, I sure struggle when it comes to packing the right way. I always seem to carry too much, but still complain of not having what I need (extra sunglasses, cover-ups or that fifth pair of shoes) during the trips.

But slowly, I am starting to pay attention to packing the right way, and at times, I even find myself mentally memorising packing tips from various articles and some top travel bloggers in India. Learning never stops, right?

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, said Lao Tzu and for me the first step is to be able to pack smartly, and not over stuffing my suitcase. Laugh if you want, but I am a victim of over packing. I always tend to pack a lot of unnecessary just – might – need items. My luggage is invariably heavier than it should be – but I’m learning.

Like I mentioned above, I am improving. I now make lists and stick to them. I even spent a camping trip in Israel with just one tiny backpack – which is like unlocking a new achievement for me.

And recently, someone asked me for my own Packing Tips and it was equal parts bizarre and hilarious. It made me realize that I am expected to have smart answers to all things related to Travel. All because I travel a lot, and I write about travel a lot. Seems only fair, and after careful consideration of my travel pattern, I am all set with my packing tips. Ta da!


With Jose Gonzalez, I present to you an interesting info graphic on Packing Tips & Tricks:

This is a comprehensive list of packing tips and clever tricks that will see you through most of your travels. However, if you think we have missed something, let us know and we will incorporate it.
Packing Tips: How To Pack The Right Way

Co-produced by :Rebateszone & Aditi’s Monologue

Feel free to share this latest travel info graphic if you want. And have a good trip, without having to worry about packing too much. Everything works out int he end, and it also applies to travel. So what if you forgot to pack your favourite pair of denims? As long as you are having a good time, nothing else matters.

Happy Travelling!

Post Author: Aditi Mathur Kumar

Author. Traveller. Blogger. Talker. Eavesdropper.

3 thoughts on “Packing Tips: How To Pack The Right Way

  • Vishal Bheeroo

    (July 27, 2016 - 11:17 pm)

    A perfect travel guide in terms of arranging clothes, accessories and necessities together, Aditi. I didn’t realize and quite lame with stuffing everything together. When I come back, I am over stuffed and end up paying a bomb at customs. The last time I carried a huge bag in plane and at the Dubai stop over, neck aching for sliding the bag on shoulders. I gotta be more careful next time I plan and will take into account the tips.

  • Nisha

    (July 28, 2016 - 12:08 pm)

    I have been travelling since many years and follow my own list. In fact I have several lists as per destinations (beaches, mountains, winter, summer etc) and if I am traveling solo, with partner or in a group. 🙂

    • Aditi Mathur Kumar

      (July 28, 2016 - 12:21 pm)

      So true, every destination should have a different list. I’ll make a few now, thank you for the superb suggestion. I am always making season wise packing list also, will work on it too now.
      Thank you so much for dropping by, Nisha 🙂

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