Friday, June 28, 2013

The Clothing Police: The Antidote to Travel Stress

Pack light—one of the greatest clichés you can ever hear from new and old travellers, alike. However, many of those who travel seem to have troubles in following this one basic rule, and this consequently acts as a barrier for them to fully enjoy their traveling experience.
When packing your things, you must always separate the essentials from the inessentials because forgetting some of the basic things you need to pack will definitely leave you running to the nearest grocery store, and surely, you wouldn’t want that to happen. Also, you must never bring your whole cabinet with you when you pack because a heavy luggage will absolutely be your antidote to happy traveling.
Be Rational
Overthinking is one of the most common hobbies of both women and travellers. Yes, it is always important that you think ahead and look after your probable needs while you’re on a holiday, but you should never overthink because definitely, it will lead to excess baggage and well, an irritating travelling experience. When visiting a tropical country, per say, remember to bring clothes which you think would be appropriate to the climate. You need not bring thick jackets because in these countries, you can’t expect extremely cold weather even if it rains.
The Clothing Dos
·       Weight: When you pack, you must consider the weight of the fabrics you use. Always remember that there is a maximum number of kilos for your baggage, and you have to take that into consideration if you wish not to pay for excess baggage fees. If you have clothes with beads, glitters, ruffles and the likes, leave them to your cabinet for they would only add extra weight on your luggage. Always opt for cotton, leggings, and other soft and light fabrics so that it would not consume most of your baggage weight. Also, if you are considering bringing your pairs of high-heeled shoes, you might as well put that idea to a rest. Sticking to one or two shoes wouldn’t hurt, darling, especially since we’re talking about comfort over style.
·       The Pairing Dos: Since you are probably going to take a week to a few months off, you would most likely need as much clothes as you can bring, and for you to do that without causing your muscles unbelievable strain, you’d better consider bringing two tops for a single bottom. Space wise, tees do not really take up much of the space in your bag, and there is really nothing wrong if you use the same pants or shorts repeatedly because believe me, no one will notice—unless you have a stalker, or something.
·       Use Base Colours: Once you pack, try to stick to a definite colour palate. Now, if you are as clumsy as I, the best thing for you to do is bring in dark-coloured pants as the stains are easy to cover and not that noticeable. Make sure though that the colours of the shirts and shoes you bring are well-coordinated. You wouldn’t want to look bad at pictures anyway, would you? 
About the Author:
Janella Giselle Domingo is a travel ambassador and blogger from Jurnii's Rv Rentals.They offer cruises and other services. Aside from blogging, she is also currently employed as a Chief Pharmacist at Wesleyan University Hospital and Cardiovascular Center.Despite of her busy schedule as a Chief Pharmacist, she never forgets to indulge in her wanderlust. Connect with her at facebook or drop a line at

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