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It may surprise you that I always pack in a carry-on. When I traveled to Cuba a few years ago I was given the heads up that it was important not to check luggage because the wait time at the airport for luggage could take hours. I didn’t want to spend hours waiting in the airport when I could be exploring so I challenged myself. I have been packing in a carry-on ever since.
Once you do it once, it gets easier. It can be a challenge depending on the time you are away. I have taken a two-week trip and that really challenged my packing skills. I have had to sit on my luggage a few times to close it. 🙂 What really helps me with packing and organization are packing cubes. Each cube holds a separate category to make it easy to find when unpacking.
When it comes to Winter travels, this can get tricky. Wear your heavy/largest boots on the plane. Pack light when it comes to other shoes. I have been skiing and packed in a carry-on so it can be done!
Also, I didn’t want to go a bold color but also wanted to try something different than black. I love it! The phone charger is a great added feature when you are on the go.
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When it comes to toiletries, I love these leather travel bags from Cuyana. I gifted them to myself years ago and I bring them on every trip big or small. The big one holds my skincare and the smaller one holds my makeup.
If you are headed for a weekend trip. I love a small bag with little compartments like this. It could be a train trip from Paris or a little getaway from your own city. This one Cuyana has a trolley pocket to slide onto a suitcase if you need it. I have a similar bag from Away that I love. I recently used it to see my family. There was a spot for my laptop and it is wide enough for my camera equipment, hard drive, and other essentials. I love that there is a small zipper pocket on the outside for a passport or sanitizer.
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