There is little worse than arriving at your destination after a long flight and then having to stand and wait for your baggage to come through, which never happens quickly. Thanks to many changes in airline luggage restrictions however, you can actually travel the World using only carry-on luggage. Can you imagine a world where you simply walk off the plane, stamp your passport and away you go? That’s the kind of comfort you will have if you opt to take carry-on luggage and here is how to go about it.

Understand Dimensions

The first step to traveling the World with only carry-on luggage is to first fully understand what dimensions are required. Usually weight of the case is not a big concern but size often is and all airlines require that your bag falls into the correct sizing guidelines to ensure that it fits well on the flight. Once you have checked out the restrictions then you can buy the largest available bag, you’d be surprised at the size of bag which you are allowed.

Necessary Items

Naturally if you are packing for a break with they intention of just taking carry-on luggage, you will need to be ruthless when it comes to only packing necessary luggage. Review before you go exactly what you plan on doing and what items you need in order to best prepare for your trip, nothing excessive, just the bare essentials.

Travel Sized

When it comes to packing your toiletries you should aim to buy travel sized bottles which are under 50ml. Anything above 50ml and you will not be able to take it on the flight. More often than not, you don’t even need to take toiletries and can just buy your stuff when you reach your destination and then get rid of it before you come home.

Packing Smart

You may have to practice a few times at packing your case to ensure that you can fit everything in to the smaller bag. Look for hacks like rolling up socks and underwear and putting them in a hat or shoes in your case in order to maximize space. Try rolling up your t-shirts too, you’ll find that you can fit a lot more in your case this way. There are lots of smart pacing ideas online so take a look before you go and save as much space as you can.

Check Your Limits

Usually carry-ons aren’t too heavily policed when it comes to weight restrictions but it is always worth checking before you go just to ensure that you don’t go over as if you do, you could be in line to pay quite a fee.

So there you have it, your guide to traveling the World using carry-on luggage alone, no more checking bags in and more importantly, no more waiting for what seems like hours to collect them at the other end.

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