Advantages of Traveling Light
Most people travel with a lot of baggage. That baggage is also known as luggage. Instead of enjoying their trip, they become worried about the things they have brought with them. It is very difficult to enjoy a vacation when one must constantly baby-sit their baggage.
Rather than travel with baggage, take a load off your mind and travel as light as possible. Gather together the things you think you will absolutely need for your trip, then cut it to half. All you really need to travel are your documents, money and the clothes on your back (and sometimes personal items like eye contacts or medication). If you later find that you need something you did not bring with you, then just buy it.
When you travel light you won’t have to worry about all of those “important” things. No more baby-sitting, or being constantly worried about loss or theft. You’ll also be less likely to be a target of thieves as you won’t be carrying much of value, so your safety is increased as well.
With a small backpack or bag it is much easier to get around. When an opportunity presents itself you can hop on that bus, go on that date or ride a camel to ancient ruins without being restricted by material items. If you want to stay somewhere, you can. If you want to leave, then leave.
Another one of the advantages of traveling light is that your travel expenses go down. No longer will you be charged check in baggage fees from the airlines, or be prompted to give tips to porters. You can take the bus instead of a cab.
Imagine going on your next vacation and actually enjoying it in a relaxed, worry-free state of mind. With less things you’ll enjoy the moment, in the moment, and experience a freedom otherwise impossible.