If packing to go on holiday means taking everything except for the kitchen sink, then check out website www.onebag.com.
Created by Doug Dyment, the so-called Go-Light Guru, learn about the art and science of travelling light.
With all low-cost airlines now charging extra for checking in luggage, and some (inc. Ryanair) reducing their check-in weight, means you pay more, for the more you take.
The website shows how to create your own reusable packing list, to ensure you’re taking the essentials without over packing.
As for other benefits:
- Travelling light means a better journey: You can board trains and busses more easily and get around on underground trains or metros without having heart failure. It also means you’ll save a packet on taxi fares.
- Help save the environment: Planes need less fuel depending on the weight of the luggage carried. The less you take, the less impact you’ll have on the planet.
What’s more, the website is packed with fascinating facts. Did you know that a wheelie suitcase weighs 75% more and has less space than one without? Or that you can use dental floss as a cheese or cake cutter, heavy duty thread for making repairs, as a temporary luggage lock, to mend dripping taps, and even if you’re forced to give birth, it is also strong enough to cut the umbilical cord!
After checking out this website, you won’t travel in the same way again.
Friday 28 August 2009 12:19 | Published by a.smith | Category: Interesting Stuff,Sustainability