Learning to travel with one bag has truly improved my overall trip experience and I can't see myself ever going back to traveling with multiple suitcases and bags. I now feel so free when I am on the go and it has become something of an obsession to see how much I can maximize what I can pack into smaller and smaller bags. With that being said, as with everything in life, one bag travel will not be the best option for everyone and even as an evangelist of this type of travel there are times when having when bag can lead to certain inconveniences. Read on to see the pros and cons that I have noticed throughout my travels with one bag.
Awesome, But Not Necessarily for Everyone
As amazing as it has been to adopt the one bag travel style, I can definitely understand how it might not be for everyone. Many people have larger families that they travel with, or they are going to locations that will require a lot of stuff that is just really tough to fit into a small carry on bag. Other people just really like to travel with multiple outfits to be able to be prepared for all sorts of different events and situations and I can definitely understand that as well.
Hopefully these pros and cons have provided a well rounded look at what it's like to travel with one bag and even if it doesn't work for every trip, I highly encourage everyone to try it out at least once (a short weekend trip is a perfect time to do a quick experiment). This will help to develop the habit of having to really think through what you are packing. This can be a challenging exercise, but it can also be very rewarding and is a skill that can come in valuable in many other areas of your life.
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