Why Do We Travel with Small Backpack?

Kelimutu Lakes, Flores, Indonesia

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Backpacking around the world

We travel with backpacks, I think it is not surprising as we started out as backpackers. Who would like to pull a suitcase by one hand through cities, stairs, boats, muddy, rocky and sandy roads or the seaside…? I’m sure nobody. The first and only question before all our trips about our luggage is a big or small backpack?

Big or small backpack?

Both of us like to be prepared for every kind of weather and program, which means a lot of different clothes. I do not use makeup or dress according to the latest fashion, but I still like to have some selection of clothes. And there comes the problem. If I take too much stuff, I will need a big backpack for sure. And that is less convenient and on planes may be an extra cost. Anyway, would I use all my clothes? More than 1-2 times?

I think the general rule that you should not have more clothes for a month than for a weekend trip. Which, usually turns out to me the way that I have much more clothes and electronics for a weekend trip that I take for a longer journey… So I am far from ideal 🙂

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 Ultralight backpack for traveling

Flexibility and safety

  • easily walk more with it than with the big one as it supposed to be quite LIGHT,
  • keep all your belongings with you without a struggle if you are in a place where you would not leave even your dirty clothes unattended,
  • fit into public transportation without problems (either standing and balancing with your backpack or just keeping it on the floor and try not to block the way…)

Cheaper travel

  • easier and cheaper to put into lockers (we usually don’t do that!),
  • and as I mentioned earlier: CHEAPER tickets on planes.
  • it is not only cheap for us, but good for the planet. Here you can find several eco-friendly tips for backpacking.

One month trial for using only a small backpack in Brazil and Indonesia

Telling the truth, we have never been with only a small backpack for a month long trip! Both of us have been earlier traveling with small backpacks, but usually only for a few days. My record was 10 days backpacking in Indonesia… But once never enough, time to fly to Brazil on a budget plane ticket!

Small backpack and Katalin
Ready for the adventure!

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