Solo traveling is one of the most liberating experiences of a lifetime. It gives you a chance to detox from all life’s stresses and take a long break with nothing to worry about. One of the most obvious reasons people solo travel is to choose their own destination and itinerary. In some cases, people plan their trip and grab some extra cash along and leave the determination of the next destination to their minds. They stop sticking to plan and go on their own adventures. However, this requires that they are prepared when it comes to packing necessary items. As much as it is important to pack all necessities, with solo travel especially if the trip is extended for a few weeks, it is even more important to ensure that the packed items are not much of a load that drags the traveler. Apart from the essential “wash and reuse” advice, it is important to do some planning regarding products. It is a good idea to purchase “travel size” everything, because bringing all your favorite belongings for a long trip can be exhausting.
HostelWorld.com provides travelers with important tips on solo travel saying “Pack light so that you can manage your luggage by yourself with ease. One carry-on, a suitcase or backpack, should suffice whether you’re out for one week or three.” “Carry the essentials with you when you head out for the day. Have the name of the place you’re staying on a piece of paper in the local language. Have a copy of your emergency contacts and your documents on you.” “Always keep your most important items in the same place and have a simple check. For me it’s passport, wallet, camera and phone. Those are the items I check when I feel the need.” Independenttravel.com provides some clothing tips to make packing easier, saying “First off, if you’re going for much longer than a week, resign yourself to doing a little laundry. (Your shoulders and back will thank you when you’re not lugging 17 days’ worth of clothes.) You can pay your hotel to do it for you, look for a nearby laundromat — think of it as a glimpse into the local culture! — or simply wash your dirty duds in your bathroom sink. Second, get creative. This is the time when all those clever dual-purpose travel garments are actually worth the money, like pants that can be turned into shorts by zipping off the legs or jackets that have a gazillion pockets for all your odds and ends.”