Last updated on: May 8, 2020
You are tired of lugging two 50-pound, wheeled suitcases over Italian cobblestones, but what is the alternative? Packing one bag on your next trip!
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One bag travel, or one bagging, is as much a philosophy as anything else. It involves carrying less so that you can experience more. For most trips, you can easily fit more than you need into just one bag. While this might be hard to believe, if you are used to traveling with multiple checked bags, packing for your first one bag trip is easier than you might think! And I don’t think I really need to say it, but of course, your one bag is a carry-on!
What are the benefits of one bag travel?
For starters, you never have to wait for your luggage at the baggage claim. There is nothing like cruising past the baggage carousel with your one bag over your shoulder, while others fight the masses to retrieve their bulky suitcases!
Furthermore, with the state of airlines today, there are two types of luggage: carry-on luggage and mishandled luggage. I don’t know about you, but nothing would ruin my trip faster than landing in Istanbul for a week, only to find that my baggage has just landed in Paris for a week, or worse yet, has been lost forever!
How much can you actually bring in one bag?
Well, currently, we are traveling in Europe for three months with only one bag each. Here is what I was able to fit into my one bag:
And you know what? I vastly overpacked!
If you are sold on going carry-on only for your next trip, check out this comprehensive carry on backpack roundup (https://www.unworktotravel.com/travel-backpack/) to find the perfect pack for you.
Have you been packing one bag on all of your trips? What are your tips?