Advantages of traveling with a carry on
1. Focusing on what is really importantIf you are anything like me, then you pack way to much when you are traveling. Oh, let’s pack this pair of sneakers just in case, you never know. And better have another jeans, the other ones might break blah blah blah! I used to find many excuses to carry as much as possible!
2. Saving a lot of timeA huge advantage I had to the other people on my recent flights to Munich, Berlin and Athens? 10 Minutes after we landed I was sitting in the Bus, Train or Taxi on my way to the city center. I didn’t have to wait for another 20 to 30 minutes to wait for my baggage at the carousel.
3. Saving a lot of moneyMy new Crumpler bag costs 149 € (Full Disclosure: I got it for free to test from Crumpler!) . Airlines like Ryanair, EasyJet, Norwegian etc… (All Low Cost Arlines) charge between 20 and 30 € per checked in bag. It’s a no brainer to invest good money in a carry on, since it only takes 7 flights or 4 return flights to break even!
4. No worriesYou don’t have to worry about so many things anymore. Airline loosing your luggage? No problem! Traveling with a chicken bus in South America? No problem, you can keep your carry on underneath your seat!
My Packing List For Long WeekendsThese are the things I took with me on a 4 days weekend break to Athens:
2 x long trousers: 1 x blue jeans, 1 x grey pantsAlways have a jeans with you, you can wear them for everything. I always try to have at least two different pairs of long trousers with me.
2 x shortsWhen traveling to Greece in the summer of course you need to take a few shorts with you.
4 x ShirtsWhile you can wear your shorts at least twice, I like to wear clean shirts every day. Therefore I always have enough for at least 4-5 days. After that, I plan on cleaning them on my trip.
1 x SweaterNo matter how hot the forecast says its going to be, always have at least one sweater with you. Its normal that at some point at night you will feel cold, because your body is heated up over the day, once the temperatures fall you will feel chilly. I loved my REVIEW Sweater, which kept me pretty warm! camper shoes. They not only look stylish but are also very comfortable for hours of walking tours around the city.
UnderwearI carry a maximum of 5-7 shorts and socks with me on trips. After 3-4 days I start to look for a laundromat!
ElectronicsAs a travel blogger I used to carry a lot of stuff with me. I did a detox and tried to get rid of most my stuff. GalaxyNX, well, long story short. I can’t imagine going back. The GalaxyNX is the perfect camera for travelers that love to take great pictures. It comes with Android and I can edit the pictures right on the camera and upload them to my Social Media Channels. DropBox Business Account with almost 200GB of space in the cloud. But just in case, I also back everything up on my external! Kindle and absolutely love it. I couldn’t get used to read on the iPad so I ditched it! There is no way, I’m going back! iPhone with me. I’m thinking of switching to Samsung with integrated camera and Android soon!
The BagAll this I carry in my new Track Jack Board Case from Crumpler. It is really light, suits all airline carry on regulations and I still had a lot of space to carry much more if I wanted! What I love about the bag is that I can use it as a carry bag but also as a backpack thanks to the hidden straps on the side. The bag also comes with many pockets and a compartment for the laptop! Do you travel with a carry on? What do you have with you? Let’s discuss in the comments section below!
Thanks to Crumpler and REVIEW for providing the new bag and the awesome clothes!