Monthly Archives: October 2013

Ultralight but warm clothing: prepare for changeable weather

If a traveler is planning to travel in winter, to climb a high mountain or to go to an arctic region he knows what to expect and simply has to bring proper equipment. But if you can’t be sure about what weather to expect, luggages tend to get exceedingly heavy as you need to provide for hot and dry or humid weather as well as for cold and rainy days or even snow. This is especially relevant in springtime or autumn or in destinations with different climes or changeable weather. In regions with high differences in altitude one can get beautiful and sunny weather at sea-level while there is snow up in the mountains. Some countries like Argentina or Chile have very different climes from tropical weather in the north to arctic regions in the very south.ultralight but warm

But how can you prepare for cold weather without jamming your luggage? Again the secret lies in the principle of modularity. Instead of bringing tons of clothing you need to combine. Here you’ll find some useful pieces of advice: read more

What to pack for the Camino de Santiago

Guest writer: Olga Arribas

Dear Future Pilgrims,

Maybe it is a matter of experience in travelling, or that it was a last minute decision, but I would like to share with you what I packed for the Camino de Santiago, because in my (not so) humble opinion, it worked!

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This list may be useful if you are walking from May to September (yes, walking, not riding a bike or a horse…nobody said it was going to be easy). read more

Light travelling with children: How to avoid carrying tons of clothes

Clothing with children is a big thing. When we were travelling the clothes of our little one made up for more space in our luggage than for my clothes and the ones of my wife together! At home our washing machine was running almost daily. tonsofcothesThe problem is of course that little children still don’t know how to eat properly and half of the pizza and half of the icecream is inevatibly ending on the clothes instead of in the little ones belly. But how can you avoid to carry tons of clothes for children when one is on the road for more than only a few days? read more