Vietnam is an increasingly popular digital nomad hotspot. Most people head to Hoi Chi Minh City or (to a lesser extent) Hanoi, but we knew those cities would be too hectic for us. A few years ago we looked into Hoi An, a much smaller town in the centre of the country, but it seemed impossible for find rentals for just one or two months. Thankfully, things have changed, and it’s now easy to find a house to rent.
Two weeks ago I released my book, The Carry-On Traveller: The Ultimate Guide to Packing Light. The launch went so much better than I expected, and I even managed to pay off all my book expenses (Grammarly, proofreader, cover) in the first few days. Thank you to everyone who bought the book, left a review on Amazon, and shared it on social media. You have all been so supportive!
When you are travelling carry-on only you need to be careful about what you pack and only include things that you’ll use regularly. Experience is the best way to learn what you really need, but you can also learn from other travellers.
We’ve been living out of a carry-on backpack for six years now. We love the freedom that travelling light gives us—we can pack our belongings in 10 minutes, walk around easily with all our luggage, and breeze through airports without queuing at check-in desks or baggage carousels.