When the word adventure travel is mentioned, too many people conjure up images of backpacking on a budget; going on jungle treks, climbing mountains, and staying at hostels while globetrotting around the world. However, LeanPac® having travelled to over 50 countries and over 150 cities, believe that adventure travels do not need to be limited to far flung destinations. Adventures can be had on leisure day-visits, which are vital tourism drivers for many cities and towns.Read More
Frequent business travellers will be well aware by now how essential it is to pack light. And that usually means carry-on luggage only. Too much time would be spent hanging around check-in for a large suitcase otherwise – that’s time that could be spent reading several conference papers or catching up with an important client or colleague instead. And that’s before we even venture into the territory of lost luggage!Read More
Heard the term capsule wardrobe before but not sure what it is? Well, if you’re a once-a-year holidaymaker, a frequent flyer, or someone who travels a lot on business it makes no odds – everyone could benefit from having a capsule wardrobe in your travel bag luggage. This is very conducive to the LeanPac® way of modular packing.Read More
Once you start packing with travel organisers, there is no turning back. But many have argued the use of resealable zipper plastic bags as organiser cubes. Is that a good alternative? Re-sealable zipper plastic bags are heaven-sent for travelers for various reasons, but there are far more arguments why travel organiser cubes thrumps it and are much better fit for purpose.Read More
There are many lists out there ranking cities in many different areas of efficiency including World Health Organisation’s air pollution levels, Mercer’s quality-of-living ranking and world cleanest cities, World Economic Forum’s Environmental Performance Score, Monocle’s Quality of Living index, and Siemens Green City index etc.
No, you will not be getting a straight-up list of 5 travel apps. Why, you ask? To be lean is to be flexible. We need to have solutions in hand to meet all situations thrown at us in this modern day, where we encounter a vast array of issues (wastes) in our fast paced and ever changing society. Very seldom do solutions come from one answer or one place. The more tools we have, the more we are able to be flexible.Read More
Luggage is not an exact science and there's no one correct answer. Different type of trips and journeys will warrant different kinds of bags. But here, we will not be delving into the debate but will just be looking at some of the benefits of no-wheels travel bags and luggage.Read More
While muscles are aspirations for some of us, it's your strength that really matters when it comes to functioning well as we grow older. We need to switch focus from mirror muscles to functional strength, flexibility, and balance.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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!Read More
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”Read More
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.
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.
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!
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:Read More
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.
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.
There are various reasons to pack lean. We all do it automatically or to the best of our knowledge, skill and ability in order to save space and weight. Personally, I am the same but contrary to most objectives of bringing less, I pack excruciatingly lean in order to be able to bring more.Read More