Do you struggle with a heavy backpack? Do you travel with tons of things you never use? These downsizing stories will inspire you to downsize your luggage and travel with less.
I’m normally an extremely light packer but allowed myself to overpack for a recent cruise. Here are 5 things I learned (and reaffirmed) after overpacking for that 8-night South Pacific cruise.
The tipping point is usually a moment of so much stress and/or expense that it makes you want to pack light for every trip after. The HPL community members share their stories in this post.
If you have dietary restrictions or food allergies, you might want to consider ways to pack food when traveling. Check out our tips for traveling with food.
Many airlines now charge for standard carry-on luggage. To avoid fees, Caroline tested traveling with only a personal item for a weekend in Orlando. See how she did!
Get the most out of your photography gear packing list without needing to pack the kitchen sink. Here are some space-saving packing hacks for travel photographers.
Southern Argentina can be cold no matter what time of year. If you’re planning a trip to see the glaciers, check out these packing tips for Patagonia.
The key to Simone’s ability to pack light was downsizing toiletries. She shares creative ways to reduce liquids and pack smaller and lighter containers.
Solo travel has its perks but also many hurdles, like packing challenges when traveling alone. Despite the difficulties, traveling by yourself is worth it.
Yet another benefit of packing light is that it reduces your risk of injury. Heavy luggage injuries are real, and a few HPL readers have vowed to pack less.
Mary is an overpacker but she challenged herself to downsize her luggage. She and her husband packed less, and by packing for two in one carry-on bag, they had a better trip.
Traveling to conservative countries like Jordan can make packing a little tricky. Katie shares her packing tips for Jordan plus other advice for a fun trip.