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Christmas gifts for light travellers

Still looking for gift ideas for Christmas? We’ve got the ideal gifts for light travellers of any kind: business travellers, outdoor fans, “little travellers” and beginners in the art of light travelling.

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Take a look at our suggestions! read more

Mini sewing kit in a matchbox

Being a light traveller doesn’t mean to eliminate some simple items that can be very helpful about unexpected situations  but to find ingenious ideas to carry the basics with minimum weight and volume possible. A small travel sewing kit can be very useful to sew an unstitched garment or a button without going shopping.

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A simple and lightweight solution is to carry a matchbox with the essentials: some thread, a needle, a safety pin, a hook-and-eye closure and some buttons. Thus you will have them always on hand when you need them in a minimum space.

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

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

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