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Has Ultralight Backpacking Gone Too Far?

Whenever a new trend or a new way of doing things becomes popular, there is almost always (at some point) a backlash, as people go back to doing things ‘the old way’.
It seems that (for …

How to Travel the World with Less Than 10 lbs

The name of the game in world travel these days is being “fashionably light.”
So says Tim Ferriss; expert traveler and host of FourHourWorkweek.com.
Tim has traveled the world extensively, and in doing so he has learnt …

Creative Packing Ideas

Rick Steves’ has published a great article titled ‘Packing Creative Extras‘, in which he asks his readers what tips they have for him (when it comes to creative packing). Here’s an example of one such …

How to ‘Debrief’ After a Trip

Returning home after a long trip away can be very strange. In some ways, everything will seem exactly the same as when you left (you will probably find that all of your friends and family …

How to Travel Light – The Principles of Lightweight Backpacking

Why Pack Light?
Most travelers will have (at one time or another) realized that they overpacked for a trip. They might have that realization half way through their trip, when they’re carrying their baggage up a …