3 Summer Packing Mistakes That Can Cost You a Fortune

Backpackers walking in a shallow river in Tres Rios, Costa Rica
Cartago Province, Tres Rios, Costa Rica. Photo by Outward Bound Costa Rica on Unsplash

Summer vacation comes with a long list of expenses, and you can lower some of them by packing properly. Try not to make these three common mistakes that can cost you money and unnecessary hassle when packing for your trip this summer.

Flying with Checked Baggage

Checking your luggage doesn’t come cheap, but what if we told you that you don’t have to do it at all? Traveling light is easier than ever in the summer when you can easily pack your clothes in a carry-on, so there’s no need to bring a big suitcase on board.

Packing Unnecessary Clothes

Overpacking is one of the most common mistakes travelers make, no matter what the season, but it’s pretty easy to avoid it in the summer. Bring versatile clothing that you can easily mix and match, plan your outfits in advance, and consider washing your clothes as you go along to save up space.

Forgetting Beach Essentials

If you’re planning a beach vacation, use the space you freed up by ditching unnecessary clothes to pack your summer essentials. Swimsuits take up barely any space so it’s easy to bring a few, but it’s also a good idea to make some room for your beach towel, hat, flip-flops, and sunscreen so you wouldn’t have to buy them on location.