#2 Packing Light Isn’t Rocket Science
Now that you’ve got your true traveler backpack, make a list of what you need to take with you. Keep it short and essential. If you have a list of ‘just-in-case’ items, drop it. Everything you pack just-in-case will never be used during your backpacking adventure. Instead, it will take up precious space.
If you’re planning to take your backpack as the only travel bag, then saving space is of utmost importance. Pack as if you’re leaving for one week tops. You’ll find laundry shops everywhere in Europe, so washing your clothes won’t be a problem.
If you’re travelling with a friend, then share things like the hairdryer or toiletries and split the items between the two pieces of luggage. Consider the space your must-have electronics take up and plan the remaining space accordingly.