Solo Travel Tip #4

Pack light & simple!

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From arriving safely at your destination, to exploring your destination…
When traveling alone, there are A LOT of things to think about… and, one of the most important, and overlooked thing is PACKING!
So, here are some tips about packing that I’ve learned throughout my many solo travels:

1- Pack light
You’re traveling alone; you don’t want to worry about carrying 2 bags and lugging around 2 suitcases. Save yourself the stress, and pack just 1 suitcase and 1 bag.

This is what I normally pack for my trips.
1 suitcase (regular 24″) & 1 backpack (big enough to hold some extra clothes and a 17″ laptop)

2- Check the weather!
You most likely don’t need to bring your entire wardrobe.
And, if you do forget anything, you can probably find at your destination (and, it can count as a great souvenir).

Search for the weather forecast for the first week of your trip.

3- What are you going for?
Are you going to be at the beach everyday? Are you going hiking a lot? Are you going in the mountains?

4- What kind of trip?
Is it for business? Are you going for vacation? Are you going to visit friends/family? For how long?

5- How are you going to pack?

Fold
Roll

Will you choose the fold or roll method?
This tip is very controversial. But, after personally trying both methods, multiple times, for different trips, I’ve come to the conclusion that the FOLD method is 100% easier and much more effective for any type of trip. It also takes much less room in your suitcase,
and keeps your clothes much more organized, and less wrinkly.


Thanks for reading!
I hope this post helps you pack effectively for your next adventure because packing effectively is the start to an amazing experience because it can take away some of the stress of traveling!

P.S. This post was inspired by my next adventure (departing: tomorrow)!
So, stay tuned for more adventure posts (and, to find out where I’m going)!

Here’s a hint of my next adventure!

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

My Trip to Uruguay!

A country I never imagined I’d actually end up visiting!

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To be honest, Uruguay was a country that was not specifically on my bucket list because I thought it was just another, small south american country, and I didn’t really see the point in visiting it. But, now that I’ve been there, I don’t understand that thought process anymore. Uruguay is beautiful!

Yes, it is an expensive country for tourists. But, you just need to set yourself a budget when you go there. Now, that I’ve been to Uruguay I am adding a bunch of others countries to my bucket list because I now realized that even if a country doesn’t ‘seem’ exciting or interesting, it probably is and will definitely be worth the visit.

My goal is to visit as many countries as possible, so now, if I ever doubt going to a country because I don’t think it’s ‘worth it’, I’ll remember that every country is worth it; to fulfill my goal, and to find something different in each country!

Thanks for reading!
Here’s a video I made of My Trip to Uruguay: https://youtu.be/GJwj0GUSdtA

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

Where in the world?

So, I’ve recently realized that I’ve written a few update posts about my life here in Chile, but I never really shared where exactly I am living in Chile. And, so I figured I would share my location, just for those of you that are curious, and might want to visit Chile one day.

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So, the blue dot in the picture above is where I am living in Quillota, Chile.
It’s a beautiful, interesting and diverse town with relaxed and friendly people.
And, the picture below is just showing where Quillota is located on a map in Chile.

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So, here’s just a quick overview of Quillota’s location in Chile in comparison to other towns “near” it. Quillota is a small town located in the center of Chile, and it is:
~30 minutes from Quintero (35 km)
~50 minutes from Vina del Mar (45 km)
~1 hour from Valaparaiso (65 km)
~2 hours from Santiago (125 km)
~5 hours from Linares (430 km)
~4 hours from La Serena (380 km)
~7 hours from Concepcion (620 km)

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And, the last picture below is an overview of my journey to Chile (from above the equator to below the equator).
P.S. Unlike the picture below, I did not take a direct flight from YHZ.
My flights were from, YHZ to YYZ and from, YYZ to SCL.

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That’s it for this “update” post.
If you want to read more about my earlier update adventure posts, I’ll link them below:

 

Thanks for reading!
I hope this post inspired you to visit Chile one day because I definitely recommend it.
It’s a beautiful, diverse, interesting and very over-looked country!

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂