When you’re traveling overseas, one of the biggest gifts you can give yourself is to travel light. It will make your trip easier from start to finish, and you’ll thank yourself when you have less stuff to keep track of while you’re here. Take these three Kauai travel tips for traveling light:
Tip #1: Pack Effectively
This one seems like a no-brainer, but it’s the biggest one! Chances are, if you’re coming to Kauai, that means you’re flying here, so you’ll want to pack smart so you have less weight to haul around. Using travel-sized toiletries can remove a large amount of weight from your bag. You can buy empty bottles from any grocery store or supermarket, and fill them up at home, that way you can bring along all your basic necessities but in bite-sized portions. Limit the number of shoes you’re bringing, such as some sandals for beach days and some hiking shoes with a good grip for those days when you’re exploring the inner portions of the island.
Tip #2: Save the Suitcase Space & Buy Local
Wherever possible, save yourself the space in your suitcase. Don’t bother packing snacks, or extra swimsuits, or spare books to read. You’re going to be spending your time soaking up Kauai anyway, and you know you don’t need two books! Just spare yourself the trouble now and leave them behind. Pick up anything you can while you’re in Kauai, such as local produce from the Waipa Farmers Market. Stock your fridge with local treats. You’ve never had guava juice till you’ve had it in Hawaii, and you’ll want to try the locally grown fruits too.
Tip #3: Choose a Rental Home Over a Hotel Room
Hotel rooms can be small and bare-minimum when it comes to the amenities provided. If you choose a place that has more amenities, it frees you up to pack lighter. For instance, a vacation rental home can provide you a place to do laundry while you’re there, so you don’t have to pack as many clothes, and you don’t have to interrupt your Kauai vacation for a boring trip to the laundromat. You can also use the kitchen as a home base for all your Hawaiian food adventures. Eat up all your treats before you go, and you won’t have anything more to pack up for the trip back home than you brought with you.
Bonus Tip: Go with Ahh! Aloha Kauai Vacations
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