World travel is the way of life.
We all travel. It’s a necessary part of our lives. Not just vagabonds, but all of us. travel for work. travel for holidays. travel for travel. But to vagabonds, its more than just a part of of our lives, its a way of life.
We live for travel, we travel to live.
Vagabonding is not just about travel, however.
While continuous travel may be the primary element of vagabonding, this transcendent motion serves as a means to an end :
-To discover the new and experience the world.
-To obtain enlightenment and gain perspective.
-To savor life and discover contentment.
The definition of “vagabond” has changed over time…
Originally derived as a person who wanders not by choice but as a necessity due to having no home and income.
Now, the modern vagabond travels around the world by choice for leisure, knowledge and exploration.
This is the vagabonding meaning.
[The featured photo was taken on the Uluwatu Temple Cliff in Bali.]
Same goes for backpackers and business professional who travel. Whether it be a short trip, a long journey and even if traveling forever. Packing ultralight is the key factor and this is the method :
Intentionally purchase a small bag in the 20 – 35 liter range. Most go for a 50 – 75 liter which is unnecessary even for multiple year travels. I personally have a 15 liter bag and its perfect for my lifestyle.
Only after choosing a small backpack, start getting your gear together. This is because you should only pack what can fit in this bag. That’s the idea, to force you to pack only the necessities.
Compartmentalize all the different types of gear into small bags and sacks as shown in the photo. This will allow you to pack more into a smaller backpack with less bulk, more efficiency and structural stability.
Packing ultralight gear for travel may seem trivial and most travelers think of it as an after thought when its actually vital to the experience and function while vagabonding.
Ultralight travel packing is a skill with an easy method that any type of traveler should learn and use.