3 Basic Tips For Packing Light

Travel is fun, except for the part where you have to drag a couple of extra-large bags across the airport. But here’s the thing. You do not need to pack a bag full of stuff if you’re planning to spend only one to two nights out of town. To save you from a painful travel experience, here are some tips for packing light.

  1. Clothing choice

Packing light is not only about the number of clothing articles you are planning to fit in your bag. It’s also about what type of clothes you choose to bring. As much as possible, do not take bulky jackets and giant boots. If you’re planning to travel somewhere cold, opt for lightweight coats made of merino wool. Always consider thickness and weight for all items you are planning to take with you. To avoid overpacking, wear the stuff you need at your trip destination.

  1. Small suitcases

Small suitcases are lighter and easier to carry. It also gives you minimum space to allow you to bring only the essentials. This is a good thing because we all have a tendency to pack things we do not need and end up not using. Go for bags no bigger than the standard carry-on size. Aside from saving you from a lot of hassle, small suitcases also prevent over baggage fees. The logic is simple: downsize luggage size to force yourself to carry less.

  1. Toiletries

Toiletries take up a lot of bag space. So, if you’re en route to a city marked with convenience stores mile per mile, there is no need to bring the entire bathroom with you! At your destination, spot the nearest 7/11 and get the stuff you need. You will surely save a lot of space and you would not have to carry heavy liquids in your bag that might end up in the bin.

4 Romantic Travel Destinations

Looking for the perfect place to propose, spend your honeymoon with your bride, celebrate your anniversary, or rekindle romance? Here is a list of romantic travel destinations that will make you fall in love over and over again.


  1. The Maldives

The small island of Maldives is located south-west of Sri Lanka and India in the Indian Ocean. This paradise is the perfect travel destination for couples who want to spend some alone time with each other. The Maldives is popular for its white sand beach, crystal clear lagoons, and wide-ranging coral reefs. But wait! There is more to the Maldives than its cool, blue waters. This island offers a lot of activities that will feed your adventurous souls. Go scuba diving, swimming with whale sharks, snorkeling, dolphin sighting, island hopping, surfing, and paddle boarding. If you are looking for a relaxer, try out their infamous Balinese massage or treat yourselves to a spa. And of course, never miss out the opportunity to spend a romantic sunset dinner with your special someone. This private meal comes with a bottle of champagne, and your very own waiter. It may just be the perfect time to pop the question!

  1. Venice, Italy

Venice is all about the romance and is the capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region. What makes this place special the fact that it has no roads, just canals. The Grand Canal thoroughfare is ruled with Renaissance and Gothic architecture. Invite your significant other to a gondola ride and be serenaded by a gondolier while enjoying the view of the streets of Venice. Don’t miss the chance to wander around the picturesque city of Venice. Visit the popular St. Mark’s Basilica in Piazza San Marco. If the both of you are into paintings and sculptures, drop by Ponte dell’Accademia which hosts the most exquisite art collection.

  1. Maui, Hawaii

Maui is one of the most romantic travel destinations in the world. This magical island is full of places to see and activities to do for couples who are in for an adventure. Experience Hawaiian and Polynesian style luau feast which is the most popular activity in Maui. The nighttime festivities begin with lively performances and cultural presentations which packages Hawaii’s storytelling and chanting traditions. The highlights of the show are usually from performances delivered by hula and fire dancers.  Stay at Hotel Wailea to get the ultimate Maui experience.

  1. Ladera, St. Lucia

If we are talking about romantic travel destinations, you can never go wrong in choosing a couple’s suite in St. Lucia. The beautiful Ladera resort is one of the most sought-after places to visit. It offers a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Hire your very own romance concierge or book a whole body massage treatment with your significant other.  Staying in a private resort will surely increase the romance meter to the scale. With no television and wifi to distract the couple’s attention away from each other, Ladera, St. Lucia is the place to be


Come one, come all to the Ivanhoe Travel Outlet


Welcome to the Ivanhoe Travel Outlet, my personal outlet where I can unload all my crazy stories pent up and learned from time spent abroad. I spent almost a year living, studying, and traveling around the UK, with lots of time spent in Scotland. During this time, I had an encounter with a book, a book that many of you may not no has had such an influence on modern day renditions of the legend of Robin Hood. This book – titled Ivanhoe – enthralled me as I was living from village to village in the countryside of Scotland.

My travel outlet

However, this first post is not meant to be a background on me, but rather an overview of my thoughts and plans for the future. My outlet. If you want to learn more about who I am you can take a peek at my about me page. My intent for this site is that it will be an outlet where I will be able to share with the world everything I have come to learn and love so much about traveling. I believe it is necessary for each and every one of us to have an outlet from which to unload not only negative energy, but positive energy as well. My goal with my travel outlet is to provide value while at the same time creating a place for me to store my own thoughts and musings about life abroad.

Need some inspiration to go travel yourself?

What better way to get excited about packing your bags and taking off than to see what others have done and are currently doing. There is an abundance of videos on YouTube, I know. Although it wasn’t easy to choose, this trip around the world video is one of my favorites. Every time I watch it I am excited to start planning my next adventure as it inspires me to visit new places I haven’t been yet.

So, without further ado… 200 Days Around The World