I was recently asked how to make travel easier. The best thing travellers can do is to pack light.
Almost everything you might need on a trip is available at the destination if required. Travelling with light luggage has 5 key advantages.
- Avoid luggage fees.
- Flying without checked bags means no time waiting around baggage claim, and no risk of lost bags.
- Greater flexibility during irregular operations (when things go wrong) as well as opportunities for (well compensated) voluntary denied boarding if there is no checked luggage.
- Easier travel. A light bag can easily be carried up or down a hill, or over cobblestones if required (eg if the road outside your accommodation is closed).
- More room for shopping.