Believe it or not, a lot of travelers nowadays are finding it practical to rely on nothing more than their carry-on luggage.
This may seem like an impossible idea but the numerous experiences shared by various travelers are a testament that this can really be done. Some of the advantages of doing this successfully include reducing risks that come with lost bags or missed flight connections. On top of that, you will not be required to spend any baggage-related fees.
Want to learn how you can make the most of your carry-on bag? Here are a few tips that you should keep in mind:
Step #1: Evaluate your needs.
The first step, of course, is to evaluate your personal needs and determine what you really need to bring.
Check your itinerary and limit your clothes according to your activities. You don’t want to bring three or four outfit choices for a single day if it’s actually possible to use at least one or two.
Step #2: Consider the size of your bag.
Naturally, you have to consider your bag’s size and capacity. Take note that most airlines implement limitations regarding the allowed hand-carried bags. You should comply with the rules if your goal is to avoid paying for extra baggage. In most cases, the bag should be able to fit into the cabin.
Step #3: Pack lightly
This advice is usually violated more often than obeyed by most travelers but do try harder this time around. You have to limit what you bring and make sure that you properly organize everything beforehand.
A helpful tip is to divide the bag’s space into three areas. The first part should contain harder items in your luggage (such as your shoes or travel hair dryer). The second part should be reserved for your clothes while the third is for everything else.
Do not feel tempted to add up some items in case you see available space on your bag. Experience dictates that going home from a trip usually means bigger baggage. Plus you may want to buy a few souvenirs along the way!