luggageIf you have read any of My Vacation Lady’s packing tips blogs, you’ll know that I am the queen of over packing.  It might be an inborn trait– I think I got it from my mother and I know I have passed it on to my daughter.

Whenever I see an article on how to pack for a vacation or trip, I am constantly amazed how a woman can pack everything she needs in just a carry on.

I’m completely embarrassed to say that when I recently went to the Riviera Maya for a 4 day/3 nite travel agent trip, I used a 24″ suitcase and it was full.  I also had a HUGE carry on.  Most of my colleagues had only a carry on and a small back pack as their carry on.  I have no clue how they do it.  I’m trying but just can’t imagine how little they must take.

Here is a video on how a woman can pack for a 6 day business meeting, in 2 different climates, in just a carry on.

If you have any great packing tips, please send them to  I’ll try to use them in another blog post or in my Tuesday Travel Tip on Facebook on on Pinterest.