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Space saving hacks for packing your suitcase

Space saving hacks for packing your suitcase
Space saving hacks for packing your suitcase

Let your memory be your travel bag – Alexander Solzhenitsyna

Packing is never an effortless task rather a cumbersome and time-consuming chore that demands utmost patience while thinking how to fit your stuff efficiently in a small suitcase.

In excitement of the trip, one tends to over pack and keeps extra outfits just to be safe and ends up having no space for their essentials like toiletry, accessories and shoes. It’s advisable to approach logical and rational packing instead of indulging in emotions and pack outfits more than the required.

Be a smart traveller and follow these space saving hacks while packing your suitcase for your next trip.

  1. Make a packing list and itemize everything you need to bring. Next is to keep a note of which set of clothes to pack and which should be resting in your cupboard. Rolling your t-shirts and denims tightly instead of folding them will help you save a lot of space in your travel bag.  Start with placing your rolled clothes vertically then store folded clothes on top of them.
  2. To keep your travel clothes clean and safe from the shoe dust, it’s better to store the shoes in shower caps and stuff your socks in them.
  3. Instead of carrying whole pack of shampoos, lotions and conditioners, buy small but airtight containers and pour out the required quantity in them. Placing a label on the containers will make your trip much easier and fun.
  4. Don’t let your charger cables and earpieces twist into knots so keep them in your sunglasses cases.
  5. You would definitely hate looking for your earrings lying in the hidden corners of the suitcase. So attach earrings to buttons and keep all the parts together as seen in the picture.
  6. No need to carry the entire bottle of foundation and concealer but fill both sides of an old contact case and you are all set to go. Just carry what you need and save space in your luggage.
  7. Nothing worse than finding the perfume bottle broken in your luggage with a sticky mess all around. Cushion your perfume bottles with socks or thick sweaters around them from any breakage.
  8. Hats are always difficult to fold and pack in travel bag so keep them in hand.
  9. Keeping cotton pads in your powder-based makeup will prevent it from breaking up and spreading all over.

Never leave packing to the last minute as in such scenario, you will always end up packing wrong stuff using majority of the space in your suitcase.

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A solo’s traveller guide on how to meet locals while travelling

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A solo’s traveller guide on how to meet locals while travelling – Zocales

One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” -Henry Miller

Travelling means breathing a new culture even though for a few days with new faces and things around. Opening your perspective to new lifestyles and cultures surely mold one’s personality on a better note.

During your journey to new places, locals can definitely help to a great extent in making your trip more fun and interesting while offering you comfort in the land of strangers.

As a solo traveller, it seems to be a hard task to shake hands with locals and taste the flavors of their culture but soon you will realize that being friendswith strangers during your trip can actually be a super fun and thrilling experience. When you travel solo, you pay more focus on everything around you instead of who is with you.

Let’s look at these tips on how to meet locals while travelling and create life-lasting memories to be cherished in future.

  1. Never make a strict itinerary with schedule of every single hour but let your plans be loose. Once you reached the destination, you will realize that there is a lot more to explore and experience than what is mentioned in the travel guides or various websites. Wander through the unknown streets, markets with no maps in hand and hang out with the locals to feel like one. Take active participation in local festivals and exhibitions,as it is the perfect opportunity to scout out new friends on the go.
  2. When visiting a foreign country, language can be a barrier in forming new friendships with locals. Fumbling on words while speaking local language is perfectly fine but at least make an effort to learn new words. Don’t seal off the adventure of meeting all kinds of interesting people by staying aloof but strike up conversations with as many people as you can. Be open to new experiences.
  3. Prick the moony bubble of your comfort and live the way the locals do, as it will surely create a life-changing experience in your travel book. Ask around for the best local dishes and dress as per their traditions to discover the true lifestyle of a place. Be flexible with your plans and have little adventure wherever you go.
  4. Download apps like Backpackr that helps you connect with like-minded travellers around the world in the most painless way. You can easily search for nearby backpackrs and interact with those who have similar travel plans.
  5. It can be sheer fun to be a part of a travel group and follow their itinerary wherever you go. Hassle of organizing everything by yourself can be easily erased by travelling in groups.

Travel as much as you can. As far as you can. Life is not meant to live in one place.

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To travel is to take a journey into yourself

Who wouldn’t be excited with the thought of travelling the world while exploring your inner selves?
Each of us must have the urge to unplug from the pulls and pushes of technology and pack their bags to travel around the globe, meet new people, taste the flavors of varied cuisines etc. 24*7 work with monotonous draggy work schedules with no play makes a person dull and frustrated which starts affecting his/her health thus travelling is the essence to keep one’s mind and body in a smooth condition while widening your horizon and awareness to new directions. Each new place teaches you one or the other thing as travelling is an ongoing learning process.

Let’s look at the reasons of why travelling is so much important in one’s life-

  1. Pending assignments, late night meetings, unwanted calls from office leaves one in the abyss of uninvited stress and exhausted   energies. Travelling gives you time to keep your mind in peace and regain enthusiasm to know yourself better.
  2. It’s good to how other cultures work around the world and travelling gives you this opportunity to experience the cultural diversity  that exists in our world and indulge in their lifestyles.
  3. With no expectations in mind, travelling unknown places can be really exciting and a lifetime experience. Exploring new activities and  new places will surely give you positive energy and a sea of enjoyment.
  4. Aren’t you bored of eating the same type of food? If yes, travelling can fulfill your desire to taste varied cuisines at different places as each and every city has their unique food recipes.
  5. One of the best things about travel is the unexpected friendships and connections you make with people across the globe. You will be  surprised to know that at times, friendships made during the journey turned to be your best of friends and most valued names on your contact list.
  6. Freedom of being in an unknown place ditching all your modern comforts, work deadlines and discover new destinations, cultures is the   best feeling ever and provides one the utmost happiness. Travel gives you the opportunity to uncover places you never believed existed  and dive in the incredible beauty of the nature.
  7. Travelling stirs confidence of talking to strangers without any hesitation in a foreign country. More you travel, easier it becomes for   you to connect with people and learn their culture. Travel gives infinite opportunities to network people around the globe.

Travelling is all about new experiences and adventures, which gives us innumerable moments to remember. Take a break from your comfort zone and experience the fun of travelling independently or as a part of an organized tour and notice the transformation that takes place in one’s life.

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller