Many travelers, even experienced ones, travel with their creature comforts at the expense of luggage weight — I know one who refuses to go anywhere without her pillow, and others who haul too many clothes for SE Asia. However, a lot of us tend to become traveling minimalists by necessity, never buying a family-size anything or more than a few days’ supply of dry snacks. I’m here to tell you the day will come when you know you’re going to be in one place for many months and get out of the habit of buying little to save space. What are some of the first purchases you’ll make that will let you realize your traveling days are on hold?
(Author’s note: excluding obvious things like furniture, dishes, living space, and cars.)