British restaurateur and celebrity chef Rick Stein loves to travel light. If he had a choice, he would probably only carry his hand luggage.
But, while many influential people and experts promote the travel light phenomenon, one has to ask whether travelling light is possible?
Personally, I think there are pros and cons to travelling light. T
he pros: it is compact, you do not have to worry about waiting for your bag at the baggage carousel, and you do not have to lug around kilos of clothes and other items around.
In that sense, I can totally see why Stein loves to travel light.
Then, there are the cons. For me packing is an art. I plan out the possible outfit choices according to the weather.
Often, during shorter trips, it’s hard to plan much as you have minimal clothing choices.