Travel Tip #139 – The 50/50 Rule
This weeks rule is pretty simple but its a very important one to remember. Personally, I used to pack tons of clothes I never touched while traveling which only added unnecessary weight to my bags. On the other hand, no one wants to have to manage doing their laundry while traveling so its a delicate balance. That cute top you never wear but thought you’d throw in anyway? Don’t bring it. Bring what is comfortable, if you don’t wear it at home, you won’t wear it abroad either.
As far as money is concerned, traveling is the time when things tend to change without much notice, so prepare for the unexpected. You might have to spend a few extra nights at a hotel you weren’t prepared for or decide to take those scuba lessons you’ve been wanting to take for years. Don’t let the lack of financial planning negatively affect your travels.