How to Travel Ultra Light November 29, 2014 By Cait Hartwyk Leave a Comment When traveling, you often don’t want to have to carry a bag around. Extra gear can be a burden, and, sometimes, it can even be a security risk. Consider the ideas below if you are a fan of traveling ultra-light. Credit-Card Sized Chargers Credit-card sized chargers for phones and other devices are becoming increasingly common and less expensive. Instead of having to carry around a bulky battery pack or even a charger, these mini packs are able to fully recharge your phone or partially recharge a tablet without taking up much space. Many options can even slide into your wallet, saving significant space. Carry a USB A USB drive can house all of your critical documents for a business meeting, and means you may not even need to take your computer. In addition to the traditional, small USB flash drive, credit-card sized drives exist as well, and can be stored in a wallet, like the charger mentioned above. Make the Most of a Keychain Some older hotels still use physical keys instead of cards, and most vacation rentals will require a key as well. Although a keychain is yet another item to carry, you can make the most of this item by adding a multi-tool to the keychain to help you be prepared for any situation! Make the Most of Your Pockets Keeping important items in your pants pockets is generally not the safest way to go, as you could fall victim to a pickpocket. However, companies like Scottevest are making it easier and more secure for your to take advantage of pocket space by hiding extra pockets inside jackets and vests. Some of the pockets are even perfectly sized to contain a full sized ipad! Pack Earbuds Instead of Headphones Although headphones may result in better quality sound and noise isolation than earbuds (generally speaking), they take up a lot of space. To save packing space, consider a pair of high quality earbuds instead. What other tips do you have for traveling light? Tell us here!