Think of it as an opportunity to take a holiday from all your stuff.
Imagine travelling around the world for a full year with a single carry-on bag.
Well, that’s exactly what Diane Redfern did. The B.C.-based founder of Connecting Solo Travel Network (CSTN), the online research and resource centre for single and solo travelling, has been travelling light her entire globe-trotting life.
She’s seen more than 50 countries and has been taking an average of two or three trips a year for over 40 years, so she knows a thing or two about packing—whether it’s for a hiking trip or a cruise with formal dining.
These days, more and more people are opting for the carry-on method of travelling—something flight attendants have been doing for years. With many airlines (especially in Europe) charging extra fees for checked baggage, it makes sense. Plus, you eliminate the wait when you land, bypass any extra cab fees for handling, and there’s no chance your luggage will go missing. But best of all, you’re in control.
2. Bring only lightweight, washable fabrics you can launder in your hotel room sink.
3. Wear your heaviest and bulkiest pieces of clothing on the plane.
4. Take only clothes that can do double duty. For example, a sarong can double as a towel, beach cover-up, dressing gown or a beach blanket.
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