Squishing my life into a Carry-on - Jo-Ann Carson

Squishing my life into a Carry-on

“Global travel is somewhat of a religion. But within this religion, there are many other ‘faiths’.

One of these is the carry-on-only philosophy.

And as the name suggests, it’s a philosophy to travel the globe with nothing but carry-on luggage.”

(Globetrotter Tom at GlobeTrooper.com)

There are advantages:

  1.  No waiting in those awful zigzaggy cattle line ups to check bags.
  2.  No waiting beside spinning carousels with sharpened elbows to pick up bags.
  3. No waiting at luggage  claim’s desks (with sedatives to manage anger)  for clothes that accidentally detoured to Timbuktu.
  4. No baggage fees.
  5. Wheeling around airports and new destinations is much easier.


  1. Less stuff.
  2. Less room to bring more “stuff” home.

But can I do it? Can I fit what I need into a small carry-on? We’ll see.
How do you pack? Do you have special tricks to share with a novice? I’d love to hear your stories.
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