I suck at backpacking for travel. I tend to be the guy that brings a plethora of stuff with me. Inside my luggage, you’ll find a lot of clothes (more than I need for a trip), men’s grooming bottles, perfume, shaver, two pairs of shoes, plus an incredible surplus of gadgets: a laptop, two phones, a tablet, a camera (yes, including the accessories, chargers and cables that go with it).
You know, I’m a bit obsessive compulsive so I often end up bringing all my things with me even if I don’t need half of them. So can you just imagine how heavy my bags can get? It’s insane. I need to do something about it.
So during my recent trip to Boracay, I told myself that I needed to change all that. The solution I thought of? Buy a smaller backpack so that I will be forced to bring only the things that is necessary for my trip…
And it worked.
I bought this really cool men’s travel dry pak bag from Technopack. It’s waterproof and multipurpose. You can use it for mountain climbing, trips to the beach and out-of-town getaways.
It’s made up of a thick tarpaulin-like material making it really durable and water-resistant. My friends kept asking me how much I bought it and if you are as curious as they are, then you’ll be surprised. It costs 1,100 Pesos only.
Having a bag like this finally solved my packing woes. As it turned out, I only brought the most essential things I needed with me for my Boracay trip. I packed lesser clothes (just the right amount), one mobile phone, one camera, a bottle of perfume and boom I’m done. Travelling light greatly reduced the hassle and made my trip more enjoyable. After all, why on earth would you bring a laptop and stress yourself with heavy bags when you should be relaxing and enjoying by the beautiful beach right?