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Old 05-08-2012, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville/Afghanistan
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I just bought a new backpack since my burnt up in a fire and I had to really just kind of guess what it can hold based on it's dimensions since I don't remember what my old one was. It's a decent size. I just hope I can fit my 15in laptop and charger along with a couple days worth of clothes in it for my three week trip at the end of this month.
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:20 AM
 
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I just went to Vegas for 4 days and it was tough to do it with just a carryon bag! It cut down on the shoes I could take!

I needed at least 1 dressy dress and heels for a dinner out (I ended up taking 2 just in case). The rest was sundresses and an option in case the weather changed or it got cool at night. I also took my big purse as my personal item and packed a smaller one for carrying around with me once there.

I was okay until I ended up buying some stuff, and was afraid I'd have to mail it home. I made it work, barely.

I guess I never know what I might feel like wearing once I am out of town. I like a few options. I wouldn't like to be limited 2 a very small selection of clothes for a longer trip. I'd rather slightly overpack than wish I had brought this or that once I get to my destination.
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Earth
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Travel Store : Classic Back Door Bag
This is the Rick Steves bag I use. It's light and carries everything I could imagine taking with me, including my laptop.
It's frequently on sale!
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:13 PM
 
Location: "The Gorge"
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Travel Store : Classic Back Door Bag
This is the Rick Steves bag I use. It's light and carries everything I could imagine taking with me, including my laptop.
It's frequently on sale!
I still use my Rick Steve's bag from the mid 90's! I love it. It has held up great. I carry it and a satchel.
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:42 PM
 
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I just ordered a vintage Louis Vuitton Steamer..lol not for travel to use as a coffee table... but my reason for mentioning this is because it has loads of compartments and was the common form of luggage to use back in the day to travel. You would think people would have traveled much lighter back then but from the looks of some of these LV Steamers there are several styles. they are massive and have so many intricate compartments........ wish we could still travele like that.
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Old 05-13-2012, 08:31 AM
 
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I travel for 3+ week trips with only a carryon. I just do laundry at hotels and don't have any problems whatsoever.

I can EASILY fit 7-10 shirts and 3 jeans in my carryon. I don't understand how people have a difficult time packing to be honest.
I can understand the difficulty actually because I used to pack too much for any kind of trip. It's all the "in case" things you bring, the extras. I think packing light is almost a skill - you can see business travelers such as sales reps and executives attending meetings who end up looking very sharp but actually packed very light.

Those who travel frequently seem the best at it, they know the few items they will need and skip the others. What's nice now is that there are the tablets and ultra-notebooks that can make bringing a computer along even easier.
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Old 05-13-2012, 03:54 PM
 
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I can understand the difficulty actually because I used to pack too much for any kind of trip. It's all the "in case" things you bring, the extras. I think packing light is almost a skill - you can see business travelers such as sales reps and executives attending meetings who end up looking very sharp but actually packed very light.
When I was traveling EVERY week, I would heavily utilize hotel laundry or drop-off services. That is, I would drop my laundry off on Friday on the way to the airport and pick it up on Monday when I got back. I would just carry my computer and my briefcase.
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Old 05-17-2012, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Eretz Yisrael
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If I'm travelling from a similar season to another similar season then yes it can be done with a normal carry-on only. But if you are travelling during seasonal changes then the requirement of more bulkier clothing comes into place. Usually I carry a large enough carry-on to make it through security for this situation and do a gate check of it at the entrance to the plane. I fly primarily with Delta and have never had a problem doing it this way.
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Old 05-17-2012, 05:54 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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During a seasonal change I would put on the bulkiest and heaviest clothing, to save space and reduce my luggage weight.
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:51 PM
 
Location: On the Edge of the Fringe
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I can pack and travel light, and I have
That being said, though, I often travel with my kids, and my oldest son is a slob, to put it mildly. He needs extra clothes, and somehow we leave every cruise, every trip to Disney, whatever we do with nothing left for him to wear, everything filthified with food and drink

My youngest son and I went on a weekend cruise, and we did pack light, especially so we would have room in the suitcase to bring back rum cakes

Hard to travel light sometimes with kids in tow.
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