Traveling Light – and you didn’t think it possible…

I love the NY Times for a number of reasons, most of all for it’s practical and real world info. This article shows how Heather Poole, a flight attendant based out of Los Angeles,  packs her carry-on luggage for a ten-day (YES – YOU READ IT RIGHT – 10 DAYS!) warm weather vacation in a slideshow on their site.

These days with the airlines deciding to get you to pay extra for everything from checking in a bag to blowing your nose (no, sorry just got carried away here – but give them time, I’m sure they’ll find a way!) she saves money by not incurring additional costs paying for a checked bag and time by not having to wait in baggage claim for her bag (always supposing it turns up that is – sorry, there I go again!). Back to the topic which is REALLY GOOD – just bear with my weird sense of humor. I definitely learned a few tips like rolling everything very tightly together and toiletries go on top.

So, my Single friends, when next you trip off on your next vacation, check this out…

Here’s what Heather packs in her suitcase:

packing Carry On bag - rolled up clothes - NY Times

packing Carry On bag - rolled up clothes - NY Times

  • 3 pairs of shorts
  • 3 pairs of dress pants
  • 1 skirt
  • 3 pairs of casual pants or jeans
  • 3 nightgowns
  • 3 bathing suits
  • 1 sarong
  • 3 lightweight sweaters
  • 4 dresses
  • 10 casual shirts
  • 6 dress shirts
  • 2 pairs of shoes
  • a clutch
  • toiletries

On the day of travel, she wears the third pair of shoes and one of the sweaters and jeans. Click here to view her impressive, yet simple process.

The only query I have is – Is there a weight limit on Carry-On Bags? I thought there was but maybe it differs from country to country. Anyone know?

packed bag ready to close without sitting on it! - NY Times

packed bag ready to close without sitting on it! - NY Times

A couple of  last things – from me this time – Wear a jacket and pants with loads of pockets onto the plane. Make sure you have a fold up plastic bag or similar in one of them or even in the side compartment of your Carry – on. Why? WE don’t get weighed going on the plane (not yet anyway!). Put in any extras you want to have on your vacation that you can’t fit in your Carry-on in your assorted pockets etc and Bob’s Your Uncle, you’ll have it with you.  As soon as you get ON the plane – you can empty out your pockets into the spare bag and be comfortable for your flight.

Let’s face it we are all different weights, yet every adult pays the same  for their ticket for A seat (granted there are discount fares), so you might as well see what you can do.

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One response to “Traveling Light – and you didn’t think it possible…

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