Packing Tips

We’ve been travelling full-time with just carry-on luggage for 10 years and believe that packing light is the secret to stress-free travel.

My book The Carry-On Traveller (available on Amazon) features practical tips to help you pack light and never check luggage again. By travelling carry-on only, you’ll save time at airports, save money on checked luggage fees, and reduce the stress of hauling bulky bags.

To get started read our latest carry-on only packing list and how to use packing cubes to save space

See below for more packing tips, gear reviews, and packing lists. 

These tiny backpacks pack up small to fit inside your luggage on travel days.

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What we packed for Iceland in just one carry on bag each.

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What we took on our 83-mile, 6-day hike in northern England.

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Simon goes all grown up with his new wrinkle-free travel blazer.

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Our detailed review of the best carry-on backpack by Tortuga

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The most affordable and comprehensive travel insurance we've found for UK residents

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Learn about the new features of our travel expense tracking app.

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There's no need to pack a heavy yoga mat. Take these brilliant, tiny yoga paws instead.

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A detailed review of this carry-on-sized backpack.

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Yes, it is possible to pack for a ski trip in just a carry-on bag! Here's how...

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A carry-on only packing list for men and women for a three-season four-month trip in Europe.

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We think the AeroPress is the best travel coffee maker. It's light, compact, durable, easy to use, and makes the best coffee you've ever tasted. It would also make a great present for a coffee lover.

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