Travel LightMoving over to Europe from Canada with nothing but a carry-on, meet Marguerite. The traveler behind the Instagram blog, @berlinandaround
After she mentioned to Rollie the single-bag-move across the world trick, we were dying to hear the answer to,“…what was in the bag?!”
We’ll admit, packing lightly isn’t easy. Before you start the process, you should always make a list. Stay organized! When you start the process, STICK to the list! I know this is the hardest part because every single item in your wardrobe seems valid to pack.
Marguerite encourages you to be honest with yourself,“…will you really wear that evening dress or those stilettos on holiday?”
“Before packing, establish your capsule wardrobe: staples(preferably made of non-wrinkly material) that you can wear more than once and on different occasions” Marguerite comments.
After choosing the smartest and lightest items to pack, you need to follow a technique of packing.
“ROLL YOUR CLOTHES! It actually prevents wrinkled clothing.”
You probably just burned 1,000 calories in the process, but it will be worth it! Remember, you brought it, you haul it!
“When it’s a small or light bag, you are doing yourself a favor with flexibility. It’s easier to get around airports, public transport, and if you have a connecting flight. Plus, I knew that, when it came down to it, I didn’t need that much stuff to be comfortable.”
Earn While You Travel
I was eager to ask questions regarding earning while you travel.
I see all these Instagram bloggers and influencers traveling the world and with immediate jealousy, I have to know how they received the opportunity!
Advice For Aspiring Travel Writers
“If you’re at the very beginning of your journey, I recommend starting a blog, a travel Instagram, or both! It was through my Australian travel blog that I got my first copywriting gig in the industry. Instagram has also opened many doors and led to freelance contracts in both writing and photography.”
See more on @berlinandaround Instagram!
Told By: @Berlinandaround Words By: Emma Goodnough