Luggage is an inseparable part of traveling, whether you’re taking a short one-day trip or going abroad for a number of months. Dealing with luggage is also not the most pleasant aspects of travel and is talked about less than it probably deserves. If you are going on a trip and want to make this part of your voyage as hassle-free as you possibly can, then you will need to make some smart decisions about the way you pack your stuff.
There’s a whole number of ways to go about doing this. Your choices will obviously depend on the type of journey you are embarking on, your method of transport, on the amount of personal belongings you want to take with you and even on things like appearance and style (a rugged backpack simply won’t go too well with suit and tie).
Hand luggage only
Depending on how long your trip is and how much of a minimalist you are, you may find that everything you need can be packed into a small suitcase that will fit nicely into a plane’s (or bus’) overhead locker. The convenience of this is hard to overstate. No baggage check-in, no waiting for ages in the baggage reclaim area, no chances of all your necessary things getting lost somewhere in transfer thus ruining your whole trip. The carry on suitcases are usually comfortable and easy to handle even if you’re a small-ish type of person. They also don’t have the same requirements for sturdiness since they are going to be with you for the entire time of your journey and will not be tossed around by the airport staff.
Inevitably, on longer trips, most of us need more luggage space than a carry on suitcase offers. Choosing the right kind of check-in luggage is no easy decision, especially if you are doing some international traveling. All sorts of factors come into play, including but not limited to the amount of personal belongings you have with you, your personal strength, your style and of course, the price tag.
If you are the kind of person who first and foremost prefers mobility, you might actually like to a backpack. A backpack offers a whole array of desirable features that normal suitcases don’t. A backpack keeps almost as mobile as if you hadn’t any luggage with you at all – you can run, go up and down the stairs and so on. All your things are literally on you all the time. That of course comes with a number of downsides, including the necessity to carry quite a bit of weight and be in adequate shape to do so. A backpack is also well-known for a lack of access to its contents: you can easily reach only the top-most items.
This is a site not dedicated to travel in general. It’s dedicated to one specific part of travel that any voyager has to deal with: luggage. We will do our best to cover all the possible factors that go into choosing and also making the best of your luggage during your trips.