Whether I’m traveling for two days or two weeks, my philosophy is this: carry-on or bust.
Packing everything in a single carry-on means less to pack and organize, less decision fatigue getting dressed, and less to haul around on your trip or vacation. I’m leaving soon for a two-week trip to Europe and I managed to pack everything I need in a compact carry-on suitcase. Victory!
I’m sharing a complete breakdown of exactly what I packed, and you can CLICK HERE for a printable version you can to lighten your load on your next trip. Remember to check weather and trip itinerary so you can customize.
In My Suitcase
Maxi Dresses (2x)
Lightweight Blouses (5x)
Lightweight T-Shirts (5x)
Jeans / Pants (2x)
Lightweight PJs (2x)
Hip Belt Bag
Bootie w/ Low Heel
Stocked Toiletry Bag
In My Handbag
No Jet Lag Remedy
Vitamins + Medications
Stain Remover Stick
International Converters + Adapters
Charging Cords + Portable Charger
Book / Magazines
Outfit for the Plane
Earplugs / Eye Mask
Lightweight Duffle (for bringing home treats / souvenirs)
Hat / Visor
P.S. Don’t forget to prep prior to your departure. This can include having the post office hold your mail, setting up an email autoresponder, arranging for pet or childcare, prepaying bills, cleaning out the refrigerator, and leaving a house key and copies of your travel documents with a trusted friend or family member.
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Photography Credit: Vivian Johnson