2. Bring an empty pillowcase
If you’re a young traveler, it’s likely that your trip will be full of uncomfortable bus rides, cheap accommodation deals and sleepless nights. Even though not sleeping at all so you wouldn’t miss a thing sounds awesome, it isn’t actually doable.
Carrying a big comfy pillow would be a great option for getting at least some sleep in the midst of all that excitement. But unfortunately, it takes up so much space that it’s a ridiculous idea. Instead, bring an empty pillowcase and stuff with a jacket or some other piece of clothing, and voila – there’s your pillow.