After making yet another cross Atlantic flight from Toronto to Munich, I realized that were it not without the perfectly-packed carry-on, I would emerge exhausted, unhappy, hungry and basically a train-wreck waiting to happen. What I hate most following a long-flight is the time lost after landing. You know, those few hours where all you want to do is crash and sleep until morning so your holiday can finally begin? Well, having made the trip countless times, I have successfully (thanks to trial and error) developed a list for every traveler hoping to survive the long-haul, without risk of losing precious time upon arrival.
Leave your worries behind… and half your baggage too! Despite how much you think you simply can’t live without, you’d be surprised just how easy it is to enjoy a comfortable holiday using just a carry-on.
As I was packing for my three week honeymoon to Bali and Thailand with a stopover in Singapore and Malaysia, I remember being asked how in the world I would survive using only a carry-on. While the plan was to buy some clothes once we arrived, I quickly realized that there was nothing I needed that wasn’t already in my bag. There are a few secrets that help when attempting to pack half your life in a tiny piece of luggage, and I’d love to share: