Monthly Archives: September 2013

A long weekend at the beach with (only) a beach bag

Are you planning your last trip to the beach before the summer is over? This is a perfect chance to get started with light travelling: light clothing, relaxing environment, no need to dress up… This post is focussed on women but men can find it useful and adapt themselves the information.

A long weekend at the beach with a bag

Use this packing list only as a guide for a 4-5 days trip at the beach but customize it following your personal preferences. read more

Light travellers‘ best friends (I) Microfiber towels

One of the mayor invention to keep your luggage light is the microfiber towel. You can get them in every outdoor-shop from up to 7 € for a medium sized towel – and they are really magic. They only weight about 200 g and take only a fraction of the needed space in your backpack of a traditional towel.

Light travellers‘ best friends Microfiber towels

In addition they dry very fast due to the great surface of the microfibres. The only inconvenience is that after using the towel you are definitely dry but you don’t really feel it. read more

Bike tour packing list

A bike tour is a healthy way to enjoy an outdoor holiday in company. When planning what to wear the first thing to consider is that you will spend many hours exposed to the weather so you should be specially prepared.

Bike tour packing list

Baggage must go in panniers installed on a rear rack on the bike. Carrying a backpack is harmful for your back and affects your balance. Panniers have limited space and you should optimize the weight of your baggage, remember that you are not going to be on flat ground all the time and on the slopes to much weight is troublesome. read more

IT-Kit for business travels

If you have already decided to implement the philosophy of “travel light” in your business travels, the first key question is: can you manage without your laptop? It may seem risky but the difference in weight and volume in your luggage is important.

Remember that it is not only the computer but the charger, adapters, etc. If you take all your documents prepared with usual files like Word, Excel, pdf, etc you might consider leaving the laptop at home. read more