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backpackWith the cost of checked luggage, it makes sense to make the most out of the carry on that you are using.

These tips were originally posted back in the 1990’s but they seem just as relevant today.

Consider the advantages of a backpack:

  • It leaves your hands free so you can fumble around for your tickets and passport more easily.
  • It usually has neat little pockets that are ideal for hiding dirty socks.
  • It can often pass the carry-on-luggage test at airports.
  • And you don’t have to put it down on wet dirty floors whenever (and however) nature calls

(Source: Paul Waters, Travel Editor, Montreal Gazette, May 1998)

A couple of more reasons:

  • With all the pockets, there is plenty of room for your electronics and gadgets
  • You don’t have to worry about the wheels getting caught in cobblestones, sand or cracks in pavement
  • You can walk and text at the same time (or read a map, if you need to)
  • They will typically fit under a bed, in a small closet or just on a chair to get it out of the way, when you are staying put for a few days.

If you travel with a backpack as your primary means of luggage, let us know your best tips and we’ll put them in another blog post.

My Vacation Lady can help plan a great vacation or honeymoon for you but when it comes to packing light—- that’s one area, we don’t fare well.  While we have posted many great packing tips, sometimes, we wish we could really take our advice to heart and follow our own suggestions 🙂