Modern times call for modern dependencies. While we are all needy with our beloved laptops and tablets, not every one of them can fit into our limited 7kg bag, especially if they are well over 1.5kg.

For a week’s trip, a phone should be sufficient in satisfying your social media needs as well as doubling as an iPod to accompany your journey to your destination.

While it might be hard to let go of the laptop, let me remind you that you are on a vacation for a reason, and that translates to fun, fun, fun and no work. Yes, work emergencies may arise now and then, but you have your trusty internet cafes and hotel services to fall back on. Besides, you can still check your emails on your phone, but we’re not recommending that.