Share your SECRETS to packing.
Many of us avoid checking baggage at all cost. (especially since it cost $$). Provide us your secrets to packing your backpack or carry-on.
Share your lessons learned--- and feel free to tell us of a funny or embarrassing packing story.
Do you have a list of items you pack- a check sheet or do you wing it?
Do you often over pack and bring back things you didn't wear?
How do you travel with a hat?
Have you forgotten anything important?
I'm pretty good at packing for domestic travel as I generally know what meetings and catch-ups we'll have while away; but I'm still not great at packing for long overseas trips.
We have a packing list, so generally don't tend to forget anything, but I always bring back at least two or three things that didn't get used. I find it most difficult to pack when we travel through multiple climatic zones, and do a variety of activities from hiking to attending a wedding, with a range of stuff in-between. The item I struggle with most is how many shoes to take...and when we try to keep our main pack to 10-12kgs, it really annoys me when I over pack! Still working on a solution to it 😊
Our latest flight (Norwegian Air) limits the total carry-on baggage (including personal items) to 10 kilos! I weighed my empty carry-on bag: almost 9 lbs!!! So, I've now purchased an ultra light carry-on bag....
In response to: Msg #202244
It seems like there is a weight limit for carry-on bags. However, when you go through TSA agents and you are carrying your bag with ease even if you cross the weight limit you are good to go. So, it depends on airlines and their staff. What do you think about that?
A lot depends on the airline and the location. JetStar has a carry-on limit of 7 kilos total. That means your carry-on bag plus your briefcase or purse can't weigh more than 7 kilos all together, and you can't even go through security without having your bags weighed,
My pack is usually around 5-6kg, I bring laptop, compact camera, chargers and 7 days worth of underwear and shirts and one extra pair of pants/shorts. I usually also pack a small towel just in case the people I stay with can't lend me one. I also bring a clip that I can use to attach my jacket to the outside of the backpack if I'm going somewhere warmer.
To conserve space I roll 1 set of underwear and shirt into a single pack contained within the socks, that also makes it easy to find a new set every day without rummaging through your pack.
If I am away for more than 7 days I do laundry roughly every 6 days depending on accessibility.
Just started my travel one week back and had way too much weight on my hand luggage (10kg including laptop and camera, but on Airasia only 7kg totally allowed). Putting some things back to the big luggage and took out a few clothes from the big bag, putting heavy small things like small camera in my pockets of the jacket and my belly belt. Like that I could wear few shirts and two shorts at the same time and manage my luggage, just in case they would have checked, but I was lucky enough, nobody cared. As soon as passed all the checking, going to the toilet and get off of the too many clothes :-)
Hey, what type of luggage bags do you prefer while traveling in 2 wheeler. Can you guys share some useful info. When I a riding my bike my luggage makes my center of gravity dis balanced. What should i do ?