We at LeanPac® are very big on methodology, tools and techniques. We apply the lean thinking philosophy in our daily lives to maximise quality time in order to best enjoy life. This is one example of a prioritisation tool we created to help us make decisions in planning for our travels.
It is not uncommon to be plagued by indecision when planning holidays or activities. This can be worse if there are too many cooks!
When it comes to packing your luggage for that much needed holiday or adventure abroad, what and how you pack your valuables actually says a lot about your personality.
So, what does your packing style say about you? Read on to discover how your suitcase can tell people a whole lot more about you than you could possibly imagine…
It’s not unusual these days to visit more than one exotic – or even non-exotic - destination on a long-haul trip. Whether you’re off to Australia to visit an auntie and stopping off in Singapore en-route, or have an overseas business trip to the States and plan on doing a bit of sight-seeing while you’re there, one thing is for sure, you’re going to be doing a lot of packing and unpacking with your trip bags.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.