I loathe checking bags. It’s bad enough that it takes forever to get off the plane, but then you get to wander around until you find the baggage claim and wait even longer for the carrousel to start. And natch mine tends to be the last one out. Ugh. So as often as possible I try to fit everything into a carry-on bag and tote.
I’ve been perfecting this system for a couple of years now, and it’s helped along by the fact that I have also been using a capsule wardrobe. Essentially I just stuff everything I own into the bag and I’m done.
Okay, it’s not quite that easy, but it can be done. Click the link below to see photos of what I’m bringing on my trip to Paris & Malta, and get a free travel checklist to go along with it!