I have done my time as that person that took a 25kg suitcase where ever she went – to be honest I never used most of the stuff, and it was difficult to carry a suitcase (or even two…) and get around independently and not feeling like a nuff-nuff.
I think it was the India trip where I managed to settle on the right balance – and actually managed to pack for a two week trip in just my carry on. However I learnt a rather important rule, which is that some of the more obvious items you may pack require check in, and it was this flight that I found out that because I had packed my fold up umbrella that my bag needed to be checked in. Lesson learnt! Continue reading “Carry On – the essentials”