Top 3 International Best Value Fine Dining LUNCH 2018

The lean team have extensive experience having traipsed around the world over 50 countries, up to 150 cities (towns & villages) and eaten thousands of meals from budget street food to world class fine dining. It is not easy to come up with a top 100, least to say a top 3 best value dining experience. After much debate and contention, taking into consideration quality, cost and ambience, we finally came up with the top 3. We'd love to hear from you on this list or any other you feel is as, or more deserving.

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Eat Smart & Keep Lean When Traveling

When on holiday, especially a good long one, it is not uncommon to “subconsciously” adopt an "I-can-eat-whatever-as-I’m-on-vacation" attitude.  The result is often holiday pudge that one will have to shift somehow or another…maybe…maybe not. But then again, even the most disciplined and health-conscious travellers struggle to maintain a healthy lifestyle while traveling. Here are a few “stay somewhat on-track” eating guidelines the lean team came up with to combat the will power-depleting temptations along the way. These doable guidelines will reduce the urges and opportunities to over indulge and hopefully, a smaller pudge to get rid off when arriving home.

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Travel Training Made Easy - 10mins!

At LeanPac®, we believe in lean mind AND lean body. There is no excuse not to keep fit during your travels. On the contrary, it is during our travels that we need to pay more attention to food and fitness. Here’s a list of body weight exercises compiled by the lean team. To prevent procrastination and induce the “just do it” spirit, spell a name/country/food etc. Take the first 5 alphabets; do the prescribed exercises, 15 reps x 3 sets (more or less according to fitness levels). Have little or no rest in between sets. 30 – 60 seconds between sets. Quality over quantity, hence slow and in good form is recommended. This shouldn’t take more than 10 mins!

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The Benefits of Modular Packing

If you’re new to modular packing, you might not be aware of just how many impressive benefits it has. Rather than struggling to pack or dealing with hard to find items, a lot of travellers are now embracing modular packing and its many uses.

“Modular - constructed with standardised units or dimensions for flexibility and variety in use”

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Travel Lean & Light - Toiletries

What constitute toiletries? The oxford dictionary states “articles used in washing and taking care of one's body”. Grooming articles have since expanded from essentials like soaps and shampoos to an endless range of creams, waxes, oils and sprays…not forgetting electronic versions toiletry articles including toothbrushes, shavers and other apparatus.


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LeanPac-ing, Perfectionism Or On The Verge Of OCD?

LeanPac-ing and modular packing are fantastic ways to improve the way in which you pack, both in relation to time and effort. So, we can see how it’s extremely easy to become meticulous about how it’s done. Additionally, we can also see how it’s extremely easy to go overboard and render the whole packing process stressful. However, it needn’t be either.


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Travel Lean & Light – Footwear

Should comfort always come before fashion? Yes, it should but not all of us are that sensible all of the time. Here are some tips in trying to achieve the best of both worlds, the best we can.

  • Pack footwear that can be worn with multiple outfits

  • Bring max, 3 pairs of shoes for longer trips. Prioritise!

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Space Utilisation: What's It All About?

You may have heard whisperings of space utilisation and its importance, but how much do you really know about what it is and why it’s important? Did you know it's one of the top things we look at to gauge the use of space? At LeanPac® we work hard to make intelligent laziness as easy as possible, and space utilisation is a big part of that. Here’s everything you need to know about space utilisation and its place in the world of travel:

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Travel Lean & Light - Clothes

Not everyone agrees, “Less is more”. There are some of us who wants to bring as much with us as possible when we travel, so here are some tips compiled by the lean team to give us ideas on how we can pack smarter in order to bring as much or as little as we want but at the same time, not compromise on the “quality of life” on the road.


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Reasons to Travel with One Bag and One Bag only

In addition to the usual suspect reasons to travel with one bag, the lean team came across a few more less common cited reasons compiled during their travels and will like to share them with you.

  • Boutique accommodations with no elevators or lifts

  • Less anxiety by not being separated from your things, which you have to with check-in bags.

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The Comprehensive Travel Checklist for Medicines & Health Items

Some of us at LeanPac® are hypochondriacs while others are less concerned, but checking the boxes on your very own travel health checklist will mean that you are as prepared as possible for your trip. 

The exact contents of your travel kit will depend on your travel plans with regards to destinations and durations. Not all of these items may be relevant to you and your travel plans. Use this master checklist to build your basic very own kit to suit your travels.

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The Comprehensive Checklist for Foot Wear & Accessories

At LeanPac®, we take our footwear and accessories very seriously. Packing smart is absolutely not synonymous with packing light. Packing light alludes to compromise, and why would anyone want to do that on a long awaited holiday? While packing smart means bring all that you need and using all that you bring. 

Clothing provides a general look but footwear and accessories are the important details needed to complete each look. Shoes and accessories can change looks, from day to night, from casual to professional to party! For smart packing tips, check out our multitude of blogs on that subject. To assist choices of what and how many to bring, here is a very comprehensive checklist of all known footwear and accessories types for you to run through. Make sure to bring those that give you the most and best “pairings” with the clothes you will be packing.

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The Comprehensive Checklist For Travel Toiletries

What constitute toiletries? The oxford dictionary states “articles used in washing and taking care of one's body”. Grooming articles have since expanded from essentials like soaps and shampoos to an endless range of creams, waxes, oils and sprays…not forgetting electronic versions toiletry articles including toothbrushes, shavers and other apparatus.

As personal grooming is a vital part of our everyday life, if one gives it too much thought when packing, everything feels essential. But in the end, it is all about prioritization. So, here are some thoughts and tips, which can help in your prioritization process. These tips and thinking are suitable for both check-in or carry-on mode of travel.

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The Comprehensive Pre-Travel Checklist

At LeanPac®, we are all about prep, prep, prep! What’s more important than a travel-packing checklist? A pre-travel checklist! Nothing is more important to achieve a drama-less and smooth trip than good foundation processes to start things right!

Its never too soon to start making travel plans, so once you’ve chosen your dates and got the time off work its time to put your money where your mouth is and start booking flights! Once you’ve made the purchase, you can start deriving micro-moments of joy from the trip planning!

The lean team have got together and come up with an ultimate pre-travel checklist of EVERYTHING we can think of so that you don’t have to. Just run through the list to pick and choose your basics and use that as a foundation checklist to add-to as and when required. Tailor it! But not from scratch!

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The Comprehensive Travel Document & Information Checklist

Travel documents used to be defined as identity documents issued by official bodies to facilitate travelling between borders and boundaries, like passports and visas. Nowadays, when we prepare and collate important travel documents, it has become so much more encompassing and includes all sorts of necessary information and data to enable smoother travels. And we know smoother travels means enhanced travel experience. Ultimately it is up to us how smooth our travels can be and working from a standard checklist ensures that. 

So, here is a comprehensive list, the lean team have collated, to cover all possible items that even the most anal types will envy. Use it as a master list and extract all relevant items to suit your current travels, knowing that you are a step toward smoother travels!

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