Meiert’s Law of Travel
Post from June 17, 2014 (↻ April 4, 2018), filed under Adventure.
The story of my 18 months of travel around the world, including this and other articles, is available as a big but humble e-book: Journey of J.
The longer you travel, the lighter you should pack.
Much simpler and more useful than any other laws I wish I had coined, I consider this the most important rule of traveling. And yet I’m sure it’s not new, as many savvy travelers before me will have found light luggage to be more convenient, and easily attainable. And so this “law” is also a bit tongue in cheek.
Update (October 11, 2017)
Some time in 2017 I wrote a little tool to help with packing: What to Pack for a Trip. To be extended.
About the Author
Jens Oliver Meiert is a tech lead and author (sum.cumo, W3C, O’Reilly). He loves to try things, particularly in the realms of philosophy, art, and adventure. Here on meiert.com he shares and generalizes and exaggerates some of his thoughts and experiences.
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