I usually travel with an 8kg backpack — including my laptop. I don’t remember the last time I checked my backpack in. And I obviously never pay for it. Consequently, I never have to wait for it on the baggage carousel — those 10 minutes waiting might make you miss the one-per-hour airport shuttle.
There are many benefits to this minimalist lifestyle. Whether you’re going to start packing light is up to you, but remember that once you start applying the minimalist concept, it might actually change the way you travel. Without even realising you start focusing a lot more on experiences than you did before.
Here are five rules that if followed properly will hopefully change the way you travel for the better.