Seeing new places can be a treat. Unfortunately getting there isn’t. Luggage is probably the number one headache that makes this the case. Dragging loads stuff through crowded airports often makes you wonder if it’s really worth the effort. New regulations regarding what can be taken where on flights has only added to travelers’ woes. Nonetheless packing a good carry on will help alleviate some travel suffering before it occurs.
If you are only going to be away from home for a day or two or are going to a place that requires you bring only minimal amenities, try not to check anything. Typically a small thin suitcase or a large backpack will pass as an acceptable carry on. Checking luggage is a waste of your time if it can be avoided. Who really wants to wait around a crowded luggage carousel with pushy travelers who are convinced that standing any more than six inches away from the luggage as it passes will inevitably cause them to miss it all together. Carrying on your luggage can also save you time checking in for your flight. Most airlines now offer online check in. This process is streamlined when there are no bags to worry about. Plus carrying on eliminates the possibility of your luggage getting lost and you being left with nothing. Continue Reading